A joint venture of Qatar Electricity & Water Company (
Speaking at MEEDs Qatar Projects conference in Doha on 16 March, Abdulsattar Rashid, business development director, QEWC, said that the QEWC/QP joint venture was undertaking the prequalification process for appointing a consultant for the 200MW project, and is planning to complete a technical study within two months.
We hope to tender the EPC [engineering, procurement and construction] contract this year, Rashid told the conference. The 200MW will be located over two different locations, each 13 kilometres long.
The project forms part of Qatars aim for solar to contribute 2 per cent of its power generation capacity by 2020.
QEWC and QP signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the joint venture in December. QEWC will have a 60 per cent share in the $500m initiative, with QP to hold the remaining 40 per cent.