Qatar’s US$3.5bn power and water project

Qatars US3.5bn power and water projectPlans have been announced for the construction of a US$3.5bn power and water project in Qatar

The plant, known as Facility D, is due to be commissioned by Q2 2017 and will be built by a consortium comprising Qatar Electricity and Water Company QSC, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Foundation and Mitsubishi Corporation as international developer.

Once completed, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) have agreed a 25-year deal, negotiated by law firm Eversheds, to purchase power and water from the 2,520 MW and 136.5 MIGD (million imperial gallons per day) facility.

Tim Armsby, a partner who led the Eversheds advisory team, said, “This is the first time that reverse osmosis technology will be used in Qatar for water desalination.

“We are thrilled to be involved in one of the largest power and water projects in the world which is unique in combining thermal and reserve osmosis technologies on such a huge scale.”

The Facility D project represents the second phase of Kahramaa’s additional capacity strategy, which included its US$500mn independent water plant at Ras Abu Fontas.

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