The Sorek 2 project, the largest water desalination plant in the world, is on the starting line, and already seven companies, including four foreign ones, have registered for a preliminary call for tenders to put this ambitious project in place. This plant, which should start operating in eight years, will desalinate 200 million cubic meters of seawater per year. With the other desalination plants already present in the country, Israel will in future be able to produce 85% of its annual drinking water consumption.