Kahramaa plans $22bn spend on power & water
Budget for next 8 years will see Qatar invest heavily in new projects
Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has reportedly set its budget for the next eight years at an impressive US $22 billion, with particular focus on the next five years to 2018. According to Gulf Times, the spending will see Qatar invest substantially in new infrastructure to meet increased demand across both power and water networks.
Included in the plans are a reported 140 new electricity substations (with capacities of between 66kV and 400kV), together with new water lines measuring over 810 kilometres. The country will also add five new water reservoirs across the country as an emergency reserve that will hold 2,700 MIGD of water.
Two major power stations will be a major part of plans to add 2,100MW of power capacity by 2018, whilst desalinated water capacity is set to be bolstered by around 180 MIGD of additional output.