Gulf’s largest power plant to be built by Qatar
The largest power plant in the Gulf region, a $1.8 million plant with a 2,000-megawatt generating capacity, is set to be built by a Japanese-Qatari consortium, industry sources recently announced.
The new plant is set to be built by 2010, stated Qatari Energy Minister Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah according to Khaleej Times.
The plant will be operated by the state-owned Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, the country’s chief distributor of power and desalinated water.
It will be jointly owned along with Japan’s Marubeni IPP and Qatar Petroleum, and built by Spain’s Iberdola Engineering Construction firm.