IDE Technologies signs contract with Water- en Energiebedrijf Bonaire N.V. (WEB) and will provide state-of-the-art PROGREEN desalination plant – Israel
IDE Technologies, a world leader in desalination and water treatment solutions, today announced it has been awarded the contract to design and build an IDE PROGREEN™ Chemical-Free Desalination Plant on the island of Bonaire by Water- en Energiebedrijf Bonaire N.V. (WEB).
The project builds off the success of more than 30 years of business between the two companies, with the latest expansion in the partnership seeing IDE Technologies providing desalinated water via its chemical-free desalination technology.
The construction of the new reverse osmosis (RO) plant in Hato will bring Bonaire one step closer to producing all of its own drinking water. The new facility will produce up to 5,600 m3/d of drinking water with IDE’s proprietary RO process that operates without the use of chemicals.
From transporting fresh water from the Sea of Galilee to isolated communities in the state’s early years, to pioneering desalination efforts and other water technologies, the government-owned company is recognized worldwide for its advanced capabilities.
EMS Mekorot Projects, a subsidiary established in 1961, has long-served as Mekorot’s executional and operational arm for a wide range of infrastructure projects. It has also become a world leader in remote water system control and command systems, as well as rain enhancement operations.
Heavy traffic was reported as protestors blocked the Lohamei HaGeta’ot junction.The protestors are fighting against the decision to build the desalination plant in the middle of agricultural land and near residential areas and housing for soldiers.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies announced its entry into the Israeli solar energy market on Wednesday, one day after confirming the closure of its solar operations in the United States.
Huawei, the world’s leading inverter supplier, has signed an agreement with Zing Energy – which represents the Chinese company in Israel – to install solar inverters in several 30-megawatt solar farm projects across the country.
India and Israel join hands to develop solutions to desertification and living in the desert – India
“As part of our growing partnership with India, Israel is keen to work together and share all its experience and cutting edge technology in our joint fight against desertification, including a strategic partnership on water management and water security,” said Dr Malka.
With over 60 per cent of its territory being a desert and another 20 per cent semi-arid land, Israel has been working to develop solutions to desertification and living in the desert, including: desert agriculture, irrigation, desalination, aquaculture, afforestation and management of water resources.
Imagine if showering was a luxury, washing your floors a dirty secret, and shampooing the dog was illegal. It isn’t unthinkable that within our lifetimes, bath will be a dirty word as the world grows ever shorter of water — to drink, to wash and crucially, to irrigate crops.
However, by making use of a combination of conservation, reuse, and desalination; the country now has more water than it needs. According to experts, this could expedite the political progress for the country in the Middle East.
But if residents, farmers and tourists in the Holy Land never worry about the tap running dry, that’s only because Israel invests huge amounts of money and brainpower to stay one step ahead of a worsening worldwide water crisis.