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Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) has awarded a contract to construct the Ras Abu Fontas A2 desalination plant to a consortium that includes Mitsubishi Corporation and Toyo-Thai Corporation
The new plant will have a planned capacity of 163,659 cubic metres of desalinated water, which will be supplied to Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) for 25 years.
The project is set to be built on a full turn-key basis, and will then be operated and maintained by QEWC. Project completion and commissioning has been scheduled for June 2015.
Mitsubishi will work with Hitachi Zosen Corporation to install seawater desalination plant facilities. Toyo-Thai will be responsible for processes such as seawater intake and boiler installations.
Mitsubishi’s ‘Midterm Corporate Strategy 2012’ has highlighted water-related business as of key strategic importance and has been actively promoting itself in areas such as the Middle East.