Everbright International Limited (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, collectively the “Group”), a flagship company in the industrial investment sector of China Everbright Group Ltd. (“China Everbright Group”), is listed on the Mainboard of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Hong Kong Stock Exchange”). The Group is a leading player in China’s environmental protection industry and the first one-stop integrated environmental solution provider in the country. It leverages talent, science and technology to develop all of its six business segments, namely envirotech, environmental energy, environmental water (China Everbright Water Limited is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (www.ebwater.com)), greentech (China Everbright Greentech Limited is listed on the Mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (www.ebgreentech.com)), equipment manufacturing and international business. It also manages a large number of industry-leading and world-class projects, in the areas of waste-to-energy, water environment management, biomass integrated utilisation, hazardous waste treatment, solar energy, wind power, environmental protection engineering, technological research and development, environmental protection equipment manufacturing, plus the planning and construction of environmental protection industrial parks. The Group has a business presence in over 80 counties and cities across 17 provinces and municipalities in China, as well as in Germany, Poland, Vietnam and Singapore.
IDE Technologies, a world leader in water treatment solutions, specializes in the development, engineering, construction and operation of enhanced desalination facilities and industrial water treatment plants.
IDE is using IOSight’s iGreen system as the Data Management & Reporting (DM&R) system of its desalination facilities in Israel and abroad.
IDE Hadera seawater desalination plant, a flagship of the desalination industry – This SWRO plant is largest Reverse Osmosis plant in the world, with the ability to produce 127 million cubic meters of high quality water per year.
Hadera Project is An innovative plant that provides clean, potable water for over 1 million people in Israel. With an extremely narrow footprint, Hadera has one of the lowest-ever costs for high-quality desalinated water in BOT projects worldwide.
Hadera Overview :
Capacity: 525,000 m3/day
Technology: Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Project Type: Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)
Location: Hadera, Israel
Footprint: 1000m x 50-150m
Commission Date: 2009.
IDE Carlsbad Project isThe largest Desalination Plant in the Western Hemisphere and a Complete Game Changer for Desalination in the US
Carlsbad is an award-winning desalination project for the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) that will provide clean water to about 300,000 people and generate over $50m annually to the regional economy.
The plant overcame significant practical, regulatory and economic hurdles to deliver a cost effective and environmentally friendly water supply.
IDE and its partners worked for more than 10 years to develop a desalination solution that meets all the challenging criteria.
Capacity: 54M gallons (204,412 m3) per day
Technology: Reverse Osmosis (SWRO)
Project type: Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) + Operation & Maintenance (O&M)
Location: Encina Power Station, Carlsbad, California
Footprint: ~5.5 acres
Commission date: 2015
IDE Sorek Project isone of theWorld’s Largest and Most Advanced SWRO Desalination Plants.
Sorek, IsraelSorek sets signiﬁcant new industry benchmarks in desalination technology, capacity and water cost. It provides clean, potable water for over 1.5 million people,
comprising 20% of the municipal water demand in Israel, thus alleviating the country’s potable water shortage while minimizing the impact on terrestrial and marine environments.
Capacity: 624,000 m³/day (26,000 m³/hour)
Technology: Reverse Osmosis (RO)
Project Type: Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)
Location: Sorek, Israel
Footprint: 100,000 m² (10 ha)
Commission Date: 2013
Santa Barbara Overview:
The plant will annually produce 3,125 acre-feet of potable water for the City’s water customers, meeting approximately 30% of the community’s water demands.
IOSight provides desalination expert reports and is the central system to manage the process and data. The flexibility of iGreen’s report generation is proven by the hundreds of types reports produced at IDE Hadera,Sorek and Carlsbad.
Waste-water Treatment Shafdan – Mekorot’s largest wastewater treatment plant is the Shafdan, a facility located in Israel’s heavily populated Dan Region. It is one of the most complex wastewater treatment plants in Israel and the most advanced in the Middle East.
In one of the most complex waste water plants IOSight provides analysis reports by integrating data from a number of sources, external and internal laboratories and control systems. IOSight generates analytical reports insure operations and process optimization. The system also creates quality assurance reports designed for regulators.
Mekorot is using IOSight’s iDesal (iGreen Based) system as the Data Management & Reporting (DM&R) system of its desalination facilities in Israel and abroad.
Mekorot is a wholly owned government company and was defined in the Water Law as the National Water Company of Israel.
The needs of the water market, and especially the constant water shortage in Israel, led “Mekorot” to expand its operations from the supply of water from natural sources to producing water from alternative sources as well.
Desalination is one of the most prominent methods for producing water from these same sources. With experience of over 50 years in water desalination “Mekorot” is one of the world’s leading water companies.
“Mekorot” is now leading the water revolution in Israel and is building the “New National Carrier”, which will receive the desalinated water from the five desalination facilities along the Mediterranean Sea
and transfer them simultaneously in all directions: from the west to east, north and south.
Within this framework “Mekorot Development and Enterprise”, a subsidiary of “Mekorot”, is establishing the new desalination facility in Ashdod.
The facility will add every year more than 100 million cubic meters of water to the national water system.
At the same time, “Mekorot” is operating nationwide 40 desalination facilities for brackish water and seawater, providing today high quality drinking water in the scope of about 40 million cubic meters per annum.
In 2014 this number is expected to grow to about 50 million cubic meters per annum.
Mekorot Development and Enterprise and its partner from Cyprus, Logicom, won the international BOT tender for the planning, funding, construction and operation of the Seawater Desalination Plant in Limassol, Cyprus.
As part of this project, the companies will operate the desalination plant for a period of 25 years. Upon its completion, it will supply over 40,000 cubic meters of desalinated water daily to the Cyprus Water Authority.
In addition, Mekorot Development and Enterprise won the international tender to upgrade and operate the desalination plant in Larnaca.
The plant will desalinate 60,000 cubic meters of seawater daily and supply it to the Cyprus Water Authority for a period of 27 years.
Through these two desalination plants, Mekorot will supply approximately 40% of of the water in Cyprus, and will solve its rising water shortage.
Mekorot is currently considered to be the leading knowledge center in the various water desalination fields.
The water authority is the entity responsible for management, operation and development of the water sector in Israel. The authority’s responsibilities include water conservation, restoration of the natural resources and development of additional resources. In addition the water authority control the water consumption and production.
In the future the water authority is planning to double the amount of desalinated water to 600M milicube a year by increasing the number of desalination facilities. For this purpose, the water authority decided to implement IOSight’s product that enable her to monitor, collect, and manage the data in the desalination plant.
American Water – Founded in 1886 as the American Water Works & Guarantee Company, American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the United States. American Water is the parent company to our nineteen state subsidiaries, serving approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states.
With over 300 systems (ranging from small wells to systems of over 150 MGD) directly owned and operated, American Water provides a wide variety of systems with respect to climate, topography, layout and supply that could test the innovation. American Water has a staff dedicated to innovation to assist in the development and implementation of the product.
Hera (Holding Energia Risorse Ambiente, Energy Resource Environment Holdings) is a multiutility company based in Bologna, Italy. Hera operates in the distribution of gas, water, energy, and waste disposal in the provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Ravenna, Rimini, Pesaro and Urbino, and in some municipalities of Florence and Ancona. In October 2012, Hera approved the merger with AcegasAps Group, which operates in the cities of Padua and Trieste. On the 1st of July 2014 AMGA, which operates in Udine merged into Hera Group.
In Ferrara, the water is clean and so is the energy, thanks to the drinking water treatment plant in Pontelagoscuro and the geothermal plant in Cassana. The first, built in 1930, treats mainly surface water from the Po River, with a production capacity of 1,400 litres per second. The plant provides purified water to about 215,000 people, equivalent to 60% of the residents of the province of Ferrara.
The Edeltech Group – a privately owned group of companies – is a leader in the area of development and construction of gas-fired private power plants for the production of electricity and industrial thermal energy. The group is also active in the areas of real estate and infrastructure development. As a result of the crisis in the Israeli energy market, and the lack of alternative power producers, Edeltech is actively promoting a number of major projects, in cooperation with the largest financial and industrial companies in the Israeli market.
The Edeltech Group has been active since early this decade, in cooperation with Zorlu Enerji, a major Turkish company. Edeltech’s resources include a uniquely talented and highly experienced professional staff, who have accumulated the most experience of any group in Israel by far in the development, financing and construction of energy projects. Edeltech is currently involved in the development and construction of five cogeneration projects, in cooperation with several of the leading companies in Israel (Haifa Chemicals, Solbar Industries, Agan Chemicals, Makhteshim Chemicals works and others). Edeltech, via its associated company Edelcom, is also a partner in the first large independent power plant (IPP) to be built in Israel – Dorad Energy Ltd.
Once these projects are completed and placed in service, Edeltech will be a principal partner in power plants with a combined capacity of over 1200 MW, representing approximately of 11% of the total installed electricity production capacity in Israel, having developed energy projects with a combined value of over one and a half billion dollars. These projects establish Edeltech as the dominant privately owned electricity production company in Israel.
Igudan – The Dan Regional Association for Environmental Infrastructure is using the IOSight iGreen system to monitor indusrtial wastewater quality.
The basic role of Igudan’s Environmental Unit is to ensure that the wastewater entering the Igudan system will be of the highest possible quality.
Igudan samples wastewater at industrial plants on a random basis. These samples are tested at the Association’s laboratory. The information that is collected is processed by the Unit and is used as a basis for a series of specific
demands directed toward each individual factory of whatever kind, as to compulsory principles by which it must treat its wastewater and the facilities that it must install in order to attain a wastewater quality that complies with legal requirements.
Enforcing wastewater treatment
Construction of wastewater treatment facilities at factories throughout the Dan Region is conditioned on the submittal of detailed plans for these facilities.
The Unit’s engineers review these plans, approve them to the extent that they are suitable, or reject them with explanations and instructions for corrections.
Factories that are incalcitrant, fail to comply with timetables, install facilities that are unsuitable or repeatedly deviate from wastewater quality requirements bring about intervention by the municipal legal system and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
Three divisons in Igudan are using the iGreen system. The system provides management of data from all three divisions processit, analyze, and document vital informaiton about the activities of the facilities (industiral samplings, laboratory certification, wastewater quality management and control system performance). Using iGreen, Igudan is capable of tracking the process step by step, from the collection of wastewater through the purification process and on to recycling it into water that can be used for agricultural irrigation.
Mark Okon CEO Igudan:
“The successful implementing of the system has allowed Igudan to improve the quality and efficiency of its facilities. Thus, we are better able to manage the sewage system and data quality in the Dan region. This system is streamlined with Igudan’s policies and serves as an example of progress in technology in Israel and worldwide. Today an Igudan engineer can visit any polluting industrial site and present the quality of its waste for the last ten years. He also has the capability to alert facilities regarding any anomalies.”
Ashdod Desalination Plant
IVM, a consortium between Israeli infrastructure company Minrav Holdings and Spanish construction company SADYT selected IOSight’s iGreen system as the Data Management & Reporting (DM&R) system of its desalination facilities in Israel. Mekorot Development & Enterprise awarded a turnkey contract to IVM.
Ashdod desalination plant is being constructed in the coastal city of Ashdod in Israel. Mekorot Development & Enterprise, a subsidiary of Israeli water firm Mekorot, signed an agreement with the Israeli Government for the construction of the desalination facility in August 2011. The plant will supply 100 million cubic meters of desalinated seawater annually to the national water system through the National Water Carrier.
The Ashdod facility will contribute around 15% of Israel’s domestic water consumption. Upon completion, it will be among the world’s biggest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plants with ultra-filtration (UF) as a pre-treatment process.
Ashdod facility details
The Ashdod facility is the fifth plant being built in Israel after the Ashkelon (120m³/day), Palmachim (45m³/day), Hadera (127m³/day) and Sorek (624,000m³/day) facilities. It will draw water from the Mediterranean coast, similar to the other four plants.
Mekorot will plan, build and operate (BOT) the project for a period of 26.5 years before transferring ownership to the state.
Construction of the desalination plant began in August 2011 with €120m ($163m approximately) provided by the European Investment Bank. Hapoalim Bank will also provide financing for the project.
Desalination plant components
The Ashdod desalination plant will cover an area of 7,450m² and have a total built-up area of 6,300m². The SWRO facility includes two main buildings, each comprising pre-treatment and RO process equipment.
Other plant infrastructure, such as brine pumps, tanks, raw water tank and pre-filtering equipment, will be located outside the buildings.
ViaMaris desalination plant – in Palmahim Israel is one of the largest desalination plants in israel is manages by GES and located
Strauss group is israel’s second largest food & beverage compan. The group has a wide international activity with more then 13,000 employees.the coffee facility in Zfat is located in the core of a residental neighborhood and has a complex production proccess with strict regulations.
The high cost of energy creates the need of optimization of the different energy sources (gas, steam, generators, diesel & electricity). iGreen has been the main supplier of energy management, utilities optimization reports (desalination, sewage Etc.), proccess controll & regulation compliance for the last 4 years.
The successful implementation was one of the most cost affective moves done for the last years, enabling costs savings (energy, chemicals), production increase & regulation compliance.
The water purification institute Sorek Valley of Jerusalem, is the main supplier of water to the area. It supplies water to 60% of the population with the purification of 36 million cubic meter. The institute is owned by Hagihon, ltd, Jerusalem water and waste water works corporation. IOSight’s system provides an advance decision making tool for managers and operators.
Millions of drinking water to a population of 80,000 residents
The organization is privetly owned & managed, and is the most veteran private water corporation in israel.
iGreen was deployed 4 years ago, providing analytics in a vast range of areas. The immediate need is the water balance and leakage controll mangement that has a crucial effect on the finnancial result of a water network organization. Kfar Saba’s management use energy, quality, pressure & maintenance analytics on a daily base.
Yair Ezra, operation manager:
“we were among the first to identify the ability to reduce costswith a smart water grid. The solution enables us to make the right decitions on leakages, bursts, energy & maintenance issues”.