• Siemens was awarded contract by South Korea’s Samsung C&T, the IWPP’s EPC contractor
  • Plant will be fully operational in 2018

Germany’s Siemens has been awarded a contract to provide turbines and generators for the Facility D independent water and power project (IWPP) in Qatar.

Siemens was awarded the contract by South Korea’s Samsung C&T, which is building the Facility D facility in partnership with Japan’s Hitachi Zosen. Siemens will supply six gas turbines, four steam turbines and ten generators for the IWPP.

The project company developing the plant is Umm al-Houl, a consortium consisting of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco). Government stakeholders in the project company are the Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC), Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Foundation (QF).

The 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.

Samsung C&T was awarded the $1.8bn contract to build the Facility D IWPP in July. The contract covers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a 2,500MW combined-cycle power plant.

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

About 70-90 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) of the desalination capacity will be from multi-stage flash (MSF)/multi-effect distillation (MED) technology, with the remaining 40-60 MIGD coming from reverse osmosis (RO) technology, which has to date only been implemented on a small scale in the country.

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