Qatar Revs Up Energy Industry with Planned Natural Gas, Renewable Projects
Ever since Qatar was announced as the host of the 2022 World Cup, the Middle Eastern nation has seen its investment in infrastructure-related projects boom. According to The Guardian, Qatar’s finance minister recently said that almost $500 million is being spent every week on major projects for the biggest tournament in football (or soccer, if you're American).
The growth can be seen across a variety of energy-related industries as well. Industrial Info is tracking $6.67 billion in active projects that are based in Qatar's Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Refining and Alternative Fuels industries.
The largest project, in terms of investment value, is under construction: Qatar Electricity and Water Company's $3.1 billion Umm al Houl Facility D
Thermal Power Station, south of Doha. The combined-cycle project would include a series of Combustion Turbine Generator sets from Siemens and heat-recovery steam generators from Nooter/Eriksen that would generate 2,500 megawatts (MW). For more details, including project specifications and contact information, see Industrial Info's project report.
Another major natural gas-related project is Qatar Petroleum's $200 million Mesaieed Processing Plant II in Al Rayyan. The company, whose chief executive officer recently said it would be in “growth mode for a while," mostly from international projects, aims to build an onshore plant with a capacity of 930 million standard cubic feet per day. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.
Renewables also are a growing force in Qatar. Kahramaa Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation has proposed the construction of a $378 million second phase for the Al Duhail Solar Power Station in Doha. The project, if approved, would be built in several phases of different capacities, starting with a 10-MW Pilot Project. The capacity, exact location and number of the remaining phases are not yet finalized and will be decided only after the completion of the pilot project, but the company ultimately aims to generate a total of 210 MW. For more information, see Industrial Info's project report.
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