Qatar mega power and desal plant commissioned
2,730MW and 63m/g a day new Ras Qartas plant is open for business
Qatari officials have announced that the nation will commission the new Ras Qartas Energy Plant – the largest of its kind in the country - today.
Located at Ras Laffan Industrial City, once fully operational the plant will produce 2,730 megawatts of electricity and 63 million gallons of desalinated water, having cost in the region of $4 billion to build.
The development is subject to a 25-year contract with Qatar General Electricity and Water Company (Kahramaa), the terms of which will see Ras Qartas supplying all of its production capacity to the offtaker, which will then be used for the local network or as part of the GCC Interconnection Grid.
60 per cent of the plant is Qatari-owned, divided between QEWC (45 per cent) and Qatar Petroleum (15 per cent), and there are currently no plans to acquire non-Qatari shares, although Faisal Obeid Al Siddiqi, Vice Chairman of the Ras Qartas Energy Plant, has not ruled it out as a future prospect.