Sorek Desalination Plant, Israel

Location:
Sorek desalination plant, Israel

Products:
MCI-2005
MCI-2020

The Challenge:

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

The Solution:

 

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.

Date: 2010-2013
Engineer: Peer Moshe Civil Engineering
Enterprenuer: IDE Technologies

Extending Service Life of Sorek Desalination Plant Using MCI-2005 in brine water tanks and MCI-2020 on exposed concrete