The Government of Israel, through the Ministries of Energy, Finance and the Water Authority, initiated a project for the supply, by the private sector, of at least 150 million m3 per annum of desalinated sea water.
It is intended to execute the Project so that the private sector will be required to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain a seawater desalination facility based on sea water reverse osmosis process, at "Sorek Plant B", with guaranteed production capabilities to be determined and specified under the Tender Documents, but which shall be at least 150 million m3 per annum, for a period of twenty-five.
At the end of the term of the Project, the Project will be transferred to the State at no cost.
During the term of the Project, the State will purchase desalinated water in accordance with the terms and conditions which will be determined and specified under the Tender Documents.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE - ISRAEL, Ministry of Energy - Israel, Water Authority - Israel, Inbal insurance company ltd
Form of project announcement
Water in Israel has long been insufficient. The natural sources of water — the Sea of Galilee and the underground aquifers - can not supply the quantities of water that the various sectors require and therefore the most feasible alternative to increase the supply of potable water is through desalination facilities.
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Indicative timetable of project development
As for now, the indicative timetable refers to the Pre-Qualification process ("PQ") only, as follows:
a. PQ Docs. Publication: 26 April, 2018.
b. Questions Submission deadline: 11 July, 2018.
c. Pre-Qualification Submissions: 3 September, 2018.
A general timetable of the project as a whole: 2018-2052
Any project documents that are publically available about the project Attached Document
Project looking for additional PPF assistance
Project looking for additional MDB assistance
Is project multi jurisdictional?
Stage 2: Project Investigation
To be determined
Indicative Funding Source
Have any external advisors been appointed yet
Is the project contained in national/sub national infrastructure plan or strategy
Opportunity for Private Sector Involvement
Equity, Debt - Private Sector, Construction, Debt – Green Finance Initiative
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
Legal Advisors Appointed
Lipa Meir & Co., Attorneys-at-Law, Legal Advisors
Financial Advisors Appointed
Ms. Einat Tepper, Financial and Economic Advisor
Technical and Other Advisors (inc Project Preparation Facility) Appointed
Adan Technical and Economic Services Ltd., Technical Advisors, M.L.G.R - Urban, Transportation & Infrastructure Planning & Projects Management Ltd., Statutory Advisors
Is a Business Case Being Prepared?
Estimated Business Case Completion Date
Estimated Time To Start Of Procurement
Unable to be estimated at this time
Any other relevant information relating to the project process
Tender Ducoments are expected to be published to the Eligible Participants at Q4/2018