Qatar plans new IWPP

21 July 2016

Independent water and power plant will be designed to meet capacity requirements after 2020

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has invited consultants to submit proposals for a new independent water and power project (IWPP).

The utility provider has invited consultants to purchase tender documents by 25 July and submit proposals by 22 September for the planned Facility E IWPP.

The Facility E IWPP is planned to meet demand in the years following 2020, with the Facility D IWPP currently under construction.

In 2015, a consortium consisting of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) was awarded a contract to develop the $3bn Facility D IWPP in Qatar Economic Zone, about 15 kilometres south of Doha. The plant will have a total power capacity of 2.5GW and a desalination capacity of 136 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).

First power from the scheme is expected in 2017, with the whole facility scheduled to come online in 2018. The IWPP will be located in the Qatar Economic Zone (QEZ) near Mesaieed.

South Korea’s Samsung C&T was awarded the $1.8bn deal to build the Facility D IWPP in July 2015. The contract covers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a 2.5GW combined-cycle power plant.

Japan’s Hitachi Zosen will carry out the desalination EPC works, with Spain’s Acciona Agua as a subcontractor.

In October 2015, Germany’s Siemens was awarded a contract to provide turbines and generators for Facility D.

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