In the Gaza Strip, a new independent water supply system is being constructed with the support of the European Investment Bank. Fichtner was contracted to assist the Palestinian Water Authority for this project. A reverse osmosis plant for seawater desalination is planned to supply drinking water. A key task for our engineers is to design a secure power supply for this plant. For this purpose they checked various configurations, for example diesel generators in combination with photovoltaics, solar thermal and wind energy.