Supplies at Work: Vertical frame motors support water infrastructure project

Siemens Drive Technologies Division's (http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies) Norwood (Ohio) Motor Manufacturing Plant has been selected by the Mekorot National Water Company (www.mekorot.co.il/eng) to produce vertical frame motors to support one of the largest water infrastructure projects in Israel since the 1960s.

Siemens global team of motor experts from Norwood and Siemens Israel collaborated to secure an order for 10, 2,600kW (3,487 hp each, Above NEMA) vertical motors.

Beginning in 2013, the Mekorot National Water Company will begin pumping desalinated water from water treatment facilities along the Mediterranean Sea to inland cities. Siemens motors will be used as part of a series of large water reservoirs at Ma’agar Sorek (Soreq) and Hefetz Hayim.

Israel’s ADL (SPC - Ashdod Desalination Ltd.), a subsidiary of state-owned Mekorot Development and Enterprises Ltd., recently announced that it will build and operate a desalination plant in the coastal city of Ashdod, supplying 100 million cubic meters of desalinated water annually. The new plant will join four other desalination facilities, providing 85 percent of Israel’s household water consumption by the end of 2013, and positioning the country as a world leader in desalination and wastewater recycling.