The Sorek desalination located about 15km south of Tel Aviv, Israel, became operational in October 2013 with a seawater treatment capacity of 624,000m³/day, which makes it world’s biggest seawater desalination plant.

The desalination facility uses seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) process providing water to Israel’s national water carrier system.

Construction of the desalination plant began in January 2011 and was completed with a total investment of about $400m.

One of the most important components of the plant is the use of an SWRO desalination process. SWRO was chosen as it was the most practicable option from technical and economical points of view.

Major components of the facility can broadly be categorised into an intake system, onshore interconnection pipelines and a seawater pumping station.

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