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Mitsubishi wins $1bn contract in Qatar

Japanese contractor to build 2,400MW power and water desalination plant, reports say.

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Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) has decided to award a QAR4bn ($1.09bn) contract to Mitsubishi for construction of a power and water plant, reports say.

The facility will have a daily capacity to produce 2,400 MW of power and 130 million imperial gallons of water (MIGD).

"This project has entered the final stage of launching. Mitsubishi has won the contract by submitting the lowest bid and it will be awarded within a week," QEWC general manager Fahad Al Muhannadi was quoted as saying.

The facility will be built in the economic zone to south of capital city Doha. Mitsubishi is expected to complete the construction of the project by the second quarter of 2018.

QEWC is also trying to negotiate a deal with the government-owned Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation) to obtain a contract for a 36 MIGD water desalination plant.

This will be built as a part of the expansion of Ras Abu Fontas desalination facility in south Qatar.

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