Qatar plans region's largest power plant
New facility will almost double Gulf state's electricity generation
By Andy Sambridge
Plans in Qatar to create the region's largest water and power plant in 2012, would help almost double the electricity generation in the Gulf state, it has been announced.
Desalinated water generation will also go up by at least 33 percent under plans of new energy giant Ras Girtas, deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy and Industry Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah said.
Speaking at a meeting of private sector companies in Doha, he said the the new plant would be a major development in the region’s utilities sector and it would also ensure that sufficient power and water would be made available to meet growing demand.
“Also, with the inter-connection grid becoming a reality later this year, there is excellent possibility for transferring power to whoever required it in the GCC region,” he added in comments published by Gulf Times on Thursday.
The minister also said that despite the global recession, the Qatari economy was expected to grow significantly.