KADIMA, Israel — IDE Technologies today announced it was named as the Global Water Awards category winner of the Desalination Plant of the Year and also received a distinction award in the category of Desalination Company of the Year, according to a press release.

IDE received the Desalination Plant of the Year award for Sorek, constructed in partnership with Hutchison Water International Holdings Pte. Limited, noted the release.

Sorek is the world’s largest and most advanced seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant, reported the release, and this award recognizes the plant as the most impressive technical and ecologically sustainable achievement in the industry.

The Global Water Awards honor achievements in the global water industry in categories including Desalination Company of the Year, Desalination Plant of the Year and Desalination Deal of the Year, continued the release, which IDE won with its partners in 2013 for the Carlsbad Project, the largest seawater desalination plant in the western hemisphere.

According to the release, the Sorek plant, completed successfully and ahead of schedule, provides clean water for more than 1.5 million people, or 20 percent of Israel’s municipal water demand.