Qatar: power plant

Qatar has signed a series of deals to build a USD 3.8 billion desalination and power plant part-owned by Japanese and French firms. The facility will be completed in 2011 and will be owned and operated by Ras Girtas Power Co. Qatar General Electricity and Water Corp. will purchase the power and water from the plant. The Ras Girtas Power Co. is jointly owned by the Qatar Electricity and Water Co. (45%), a consortium of Japan-based Mitsui and France-based Suez Energy International (40%) and Qatar Petroleum (15%). The plant will have eight gas turbine generators, eight heat recovery steam generators, four steam turbine generators and 10 desalination units. Mitsui is the main contractor for the plant, which will produce 2730MW per hour and will have a capacity of 63m gallons a day. This will give the Gulf Arab state, currently in the midst of a construction boom, a total power generating capacity of 9000MW and a desalination capacity of more than 320m gallons per day.
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