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Qatar to build US$4bn power station in two years

Power plant is part of overall drive to meet growing energy demand

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Winning the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup has put extra pressure on the authority to deliver on future surge in Qatar's energy demands.
Winning the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup has put extra pressure on the authority to deliver on future surge in Qatar's energy demands.

Qatar Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is investing US$4 billion to build a 12,000MW power station to meet the increasing energy needs of the country in the next 10 years, The Peninsula newspaper has reported.

The energy authority is anticipating an increase in the country’s electricity needs within the decade to fuel the gulf state’s massive infrastructure development projects with the added impetus put upon it from its winning bid for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Kahramaa officials envisage new hotels in Qatar will double in the next 10 years aside from new residential and commercial areas and the development of the railway system.

An official told the paper that the new power station is expected to be finished in the next two years.

 

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