The multi–billion dollar Energy City Qatar is to be launched under the patronage of the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani.
The launch will take place on 21 March 2006 at 7 p.m. and will feature a formal unveiling ceremony followed by a gala dinner in the Dafna Ballroom at the Sheraton Doha Hotel & Resort, Qatar. The evening, which will be hosted by Sir David Frost will include special addresses by Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum, Sheikh Mohamed bin Ahmed Al Thani, the Minister of Economy and Commerce and Chairman of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and Mr. Esam Janahi, the Chairman of Gulf Energy and Energy City Qatar.
Energy City Qatar (ECQ) is a pioneering development that will be the Gulf’s first hydrocarbon industry business centre. ECQ will be a single point of access to markets and expertise, the Middle East home for global players in the hydrocarbon value chain.
Envisioned by Gulf Energy, ECQ aims to attract the industry leaders in Oil and Gas production, International Oil Companies, National Oil Companies, support services, infrastructure and downstream activities, shipping and trading, market and resource data, intellectual property and energy trading.
ECQ forms part of the major new city development, Lusail, which in addition to major business and entertainment districts, will be home to up to 200,000 residents.
ECQ’s lead financial advisor is Gulf Finance House, and PFC Energy, the leading global energy consultant, is the strategic advisor. Its strategic partners are Abu Dhabi Investment House and Kuwait Investment Company.