Qatar's Ras Girtas IWPP officially opened
$3.8bn power and water plant will produce 2,500MW and 63mg/day
The $3.8 billion Ras Girtas Power Plant has been formally inaugurated, and will contribute around 2,500 megawatts of power to Qatar’s grid at peak capacity.
The plant will also be capable of producing 63 million gallons of desalinated water a day, or about 20 per cent of the country’s water supply capacity.
A power purchase agreement has been signed between the Ras Girtas Power Company and Kahramaa to supply all of the plant’s output to the offtaker for the next 25 years, and will support 30 per cent of the country’s power needs.
"The requirement for power and potable water in a fast emerging economy like the State of Qatar will always be on the rise. The development of huge power generation and desalination capacity is being undertaken to meet this projected growth in demand," said Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada.”
Qatar’s total installed power and water capacity currently stands at about 9,000 megawatts and 325 million gallons a day.