Veolia Water Technologies North America

Dead Sea Works - Sdom, Israel


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Dead Sea Works, a business unit of ICL Fertilizers, is the world’s fourth largest producer and supplier of potash products, as well as a broad range of chemical products. These include magnesium chloride, industrial salts, de-icers, bath salts, table salt and raw materials for the cosmetic industry.

Dead Sea Works serves customers in over 60 countries from manufacturing and support operations in Israel and in Spain, through their wholly-owned subsidiary, Iberpotash.

Project Background
When the Dead Sea Works (DSW) expansion project was in the design stage, it was clear that it would be a large-scale and complex undertaking. The chief product manufactured at DSW is potash (KCl) for use as fertilizer. The facility also generates bromine and magnesium chloride, that like the potash, is derived from the highly concentrated brine feed from the mineral rich Dead Sea on which the plant is located.

The plan called for an almost 30% increase in capacity for potash production. A completely new system would need to be integrated into the existing plant. This new addition would replace an older production line while providing the additional output. When completed, Dead Sea Works would be operating one of the largest potassium chloride crystallizer trains in the world.

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