DWEER units chosen for Sorek desalination

The consortium building the Sorek desalination plant in Israel has ordered Calder DWEER units with an approximate value of US$ 10 million from Flowserve Corporation of the USA.

With a capacity of 150 million m³/year, Sorek (previously Soreq) will be the largest seawater desalination plant in the world featuring an isobaric-chamber recovery system. Sorek Desalination Ltd, a joint venture between IDE Technologies and Hutchison Water, owns the facility.

Sorek will not only be Israel's largest SWRO desalination facility but one of the largest of its kind in the world. The plant will feature the first large-scale use of 16-in membranes.

Tom Ferguson, president, Flow Solutions Group, said, "A key factor in selecting Flowserve was the lowest total cost of ownership; a 24-year life-cycle cost-analysis found Flowserve was the most efficient and economical choice for Sorek when considering capital, operating cost, energy efficiency and maintenance."

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