Sorek Desalination Plant, Israel_Sorek Desalination

On- and Offshore Solutions for Large-Scale Seawater Desalination at the Mediterranean Coast

Author: STEP
Partner Organisations: RWC, ATEEC, HEC, EWRE, MWI

Key Findings

  • Additional large-scale seawater desalination plants at the Mediterranean coastline are essential to overcome water scarcity in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan.
  • Seawater desalination plants on offshore structures such as artificial islands are economically viable and have ecological advantages concerning the intake and outfall compared to onshore solutions.
  • The integration of renewable energy sources can reduce water production costs. In addition, offshore generation of renewable energy could reduce the amount of energy to be stored.

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