Sorek desalination plant, Israel
Currently, Sorek is the largest reverse-osmosis desalination plant worldwide.
Being an infrastructure facility built on the sea shore and processing sea water and brine, concrete longevity was of major concern.
Construction plans included:
- Prefabricated concrete jack-pipes (longest single jack-pipe to date – 2.6m ID, 1,500m single push)
- Pretreatment sand filtration bins
- Brine water reservoirs
Having to face an aggressive environment, all concrete components were planned to comprise MCIs, to protect the rebar reinforcement and ensure construction performs for the planned duration.
Due to budget limits, the project management decided to implement MCIs only on sensitive elements in extremely aggressive conditions.
- Prefabricated concrete jack-pipes comprised both MCI-2005 and Xypex crystalline sealant.
- Ready-mix concrete for filtration bins comprised both MCI-2005 and Xypex crystalline sealant.
- Ready-mix concrete for brine water reservoirs comprised MCI-2005.
- Application and construction errors, such as insufficient concrete rebar coverage, were repaired by MCI-2020 impregnation.
Engineer: Peer Moshe Civil Engineering
Enterprenuer: IDE Technologies