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Qatar to build first reverse osmosis desal plant

Mitsubishi wins $500mn contract to construct 136,000 m3/d facility, reports say.

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Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Qatar is to build a new water desalination plant using reverse osmosis technology, the first of its kind in the country.

Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) will develop the $500mn plant which will produce 36 million gallons per day (136,000 m3/d) by the third quarter of 2016.

The contract was awarded following a tender, the Penisula reported citing a statement on the website of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa).

Mitsubishi has been selected as the contractor to build the plant at an unnamed location.

This is the second major contract the Japanese engineering company has won in Qatar in quick succession following reports last week that it bagged a deal worth in excess of $1bn to build a 2,400MW and 130 million gallons per day (492,000 m3/d) power and water production plant.

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