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Developing power-water cogeneration in Qatar

One of Qatar’s goals is to create infrastructure for economic development through investment in strategic sectors such as water and power.

ClientUmm Al Hhoul Power
ExpertiseOwner's engineer services

Opportunity

Umm Al Houl Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) forms a key part of Qatar National Vision 2030. It is being developed by Qatar Electricity and Water Company, K1 Energy (a joint venture made up of Mitsubishi Corporation and Tokyo Electric), Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Foundation. The project company, Umm Al Houl Power, decided to rely on our technical expertise during the construction of the plant.

Solution

The facility’s advanced hybrid desalination configuration comprises six 280MW gas turbines with heat recovery steam generators and four 260MW steam turbines, along with five multi-stage flash distillers and a complete seawater reverse osmosis plant. Acting as owner’s engineer, we are responsible for design review of all systems, technical support, supervision of construction and commissioning, and project management.

Outcome

Umm Al Houl IWPP will be one of the largest powerwater configuration plants in the world, capable of generating 2520MW of power and producing 620,000m³ of drinking water per day. Construction work on the US$3bn project started in 2015 and commercial operations are scheduled to begin by 2018.

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