Gas Turbine and Combined-Cycle Plants in Qatar
Mesaieed
Location: Mesaieed
Operator: Mesaieed Power Co Ltd
Configuration: three 660-MW, desalination 2+1 CCGT blocks with 9001FA+e gas turbines, 2 X 40-MW 6001B gas turbines
Operation: 2009-2010
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Iberinco, Teknotes
Quick facts: In Oct 2006, a consortium led by Marubeni won a $2.3bn contract to build a new 2,000-MW IPP at Mesaieed. In Mar 2007, Kahramaa signed a 25yr PPA with Mesaieed Power Co Ltd (MPCL). MPCL then signed a $1.7bn EPC contract with Iberinco. In Dec 2006, Iberinco awarded Teknotes a $280mn contract for the civil works and construction got underway shortly thereafter. MPCL is a joint venture company of Marubeni (40%), QEWC (40%), and Qatar Petroleum (20%).

Photograph courtesy of Mesaieed Power Co Ltd
Posted 18 Jun 2015

Qatalum
Location: Mesaieed
Operator: Qatalum
Configuration: two 625-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 9001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2009-2011
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Doosan
Quick facts:In Dec 2004, Qatar Petroleum and Norsk Hydro agreed a 51:49 joint venture to construct a new aluminum plant in Mesaieed. Full production began in Sep 2011 and amounts to 585,000 tpy from twin 1.2km potlines. This is said to be the largest primary aluminum plant ever built in one step. GE and Doosan secured the turnkey EPC contract for the power station. The first power block started up in Nov 2009 and the second in 2011. The total capital investment for the refinery and infrastructure was about $4.5bn.

Photograph courtesy of Qatalum
Posted 24 Jun 2015

Ras Abu Fontas B-1
Location: Doha
Operator: Qatar Electricity and Water Co
Configuration: 5 X 125 MW desalination plant with GT13E2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1995-1996
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB, Sadelmi
Quick facts: Weir Westgarth was the lead contractor on the five 6.6 mgd desal modules. In Phase 2, three 165-MW simple-cycle GT13E2 machines were added in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Sadelmi
Posted 25 Nov 2005

Ras Girtas
Location: Doha
Operator: Qatalum
Configuration: four 683-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with M501F gas turbines
Operation: 2009-2011
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Hyundai, MHI
Quick facts: In Aug 2008, RGPC closed $3.6bn in financing for the Ras Laffan-C power and water project. RGPC has a 25yr power and water sales agreement with Kahramaa. Construction began in May 2009 and the plant was commissioned on 31 May 2011 by the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani . Ten multi-effect distillation/thermal vapor compression desal units were built by Sidem. RGPC is owned by Kahramaa (45%), GDF SUEZ (20%), Qatar Petroleum (15%), Mitsui (10%), Chubu Electric Power Co (5%), and Shikoku Electric Power Co (5%).

Photograph courtesy of Hyundai
Posted 24 Jun 2015

Ras Laffan-A
Location: Doha
Operator: Qatar Electricity and Water Co
Configuration: Two 378-MW, desalination CCGT blocks with SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE, Tosi, Elin
EPC: Enel, TCE Consulting Engineers
Quick facts: On 29 Nov 2004, HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani inaugurated Ras Laffan-A, the first IWPP in Qatar. The $700mn project was a joint venture between AES, Kahramaa, Qatar Petroleum, and Gulf Investment Corp. Ras Laffan-A has a 25yr PPA with payment obligations backed by a government guarantee. In addition, the project has a 25yr agreement for natural gas and seawater with Qatar Petroleum. The desalination plant can supply up to 40 mgd. In May 2010, Kahramaa agreed to acquired AES’s 70% share in the plant as well as the associated operating company for an undisclosed price.

Photograph courtesy of AES Corp
Posted 3 Mar 2007

Ras Laffan-B
Location: Doha
Operator: Qatar Power Co
Configuration: 1,025-MW, 3+2 desalination CCGT block with SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Operation: 2006-2008
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Doosan, Mott MacDonald
Quick facts: Qatar Power is owned by Qatar Electricity & Water Corp (55%), International Power (40%), and Chubu EPC (5%). Lead financing arrangers for the $900mn project were Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Calyon, HSBC, Gulf International Bank, Qatar National Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland. A water transmission project pumps potable water to Doha from four 15 mgd multi-stage flash distillers. The site is part of Ras Laffan Industrial City 80km north of Doha which has gas liquefaction, processing and export plants plus petrochem plants and the world’s largest LNG export terminal. Fuel is from the North Field, the largest non-associated gas field in the world.

Photograph courtesy of Qatar Power Co
Re-posted 30 Mar 2013

   

Saliyah
Location: Doha
Operator: Qatar Electricity and Water Co
Configuration: 2 X 67 MW 9001B gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1983 (ret)
T/G supplier: Alsthom
Quick facts: This GT is on the outskirts of Doha and near a large pre-positioning base operated by the U.S. military. The plant was retired in Dec 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Qatar Electricity and Water Co
Posted 25 Oct 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 24-Jun-2015

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