NIS 500m expansion of Eilat desalination plant underway – Israel

Mekorot has started work on one of its largest projects for the coming years – expansion of the water desalination plant on the Red Sea known as Sabha.

The installation is situated north of Eilat. As part of the project, new water pipelines will be constructed. The project as a whole will cost about NIS 500 million.

Israel currently has five large desalination plants on its Mediterranean coast. Four of them are privately owned. The fifth is owned by Mekorot, but is in the process of being privatized.