The desalination plant in Sorek, Israel, about 10 miles south of
Tel Aviv, was the largest in the world when it became operational
in October 2013. It takes seawater from the Mediterranean and
transforms it into enough drinking water for 1.5 million people.
Desalination at Sorek and other plants accounts for 55 percent of the
country’s domestic water supply.
The largest plant in the world is now located in Ras Al-Khair, Saudi
Arabia, which became operational early in 2015. The arid country
is the world’s largest producer of desalinated water, with more than
two dozen plants taking seawater from the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and
Arabian Sea to meet the needs of 60 percent of the population.
Top: The desalination plant in Sorek, Israel, on the Mediterranean
Sea, 10 miles south of Tel Aviv, became operational in October
2013. At the time it was the largest in the world. Above: A
desalination plant in Shuaibah, Saudi Arabia, on the coast of
the Red Sea. Left: U.S. Seabees constructed a desalination
plant at the U.S. Naval base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to make
the base completely self-reliant after the Cuban Missile Crisis
in 1962 when Cuba’s government cut off water to the base.
Photo U.S. Navy 1964.
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