The New National Water Carrier

A continuous period of years of drought exacerbated the situation of Israel’s natural water sources.


In order to deal with this problem, desalination plants were established along the Mediterranean coast, from Ashkelon to Hadera.


“The New National Water Carrier” is a water conduit system that links all the desalination plants. These are huge pipelines of up to 100" in diameter and about 100 km. in total length. Jerusalem has also been connected to the new National Water Carrier as part of this pipeline system.


While laying the infrastructure, the company faced many complex engineering and technological challenges, while taking the local fauna and flora into account.


In order to carry out this task, EMS trained skilled workers and purchased appropriate equipment, including 70-ton excavators, capable of digging wide ditches and conveying pipe sections weighing more than 10-tons each.


EMS Mekorot Projects geared up to carry out the work quickly and completed the project prior to the roll out of the desalination plants.

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