KADIMA, Israel — IDE Technologies Ltd. announced that a large private sector company has ordered Multi-Effect Distillation (MED) desalination units to increase the capacity of a desalination plant in Asia, according to a press release.  

IDE’s MED solution will meet the plant’s increased capacity needs and provide high quality boiler feed water, as well as drinking water for local consumption, noted the release.

With a financial scope of approximately $75 million, the new MED units will each yield a capacity of 24,000 m3/day (6 million gallons) of highly pure processed water, increasing the plant’s total desalination capacity to 232,000 m3/day (61 million gallons per day).

In addition to having low energy consumption and requiring minimal pretreatment, IDE’s MED solution provides inherent stability and automatic control. This reduces the need for labor and maintenance, thereby lowering operational costs, stated the release.

“Our MED units prove that eco-awareness, operational innovation and cost savings can go hand in hand,” said Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE Technologies. “We look forward to supplying water for one of the largest seawater desalination plants in Asia.”

Read the entire press release here.