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Desalination Plants to Fuel Qatar Infrastructure Boom, GWI Says

June 21, 2013

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corp. has started the process of procuring two desalination plants to support the country’s infrastructure boom, Global Water Intelligence said without citing anyone.

The Qatar company, known as Kahramaa, is planning to build two plants with a combined water capacity of almost 1 million cubic meters a day, GWI said. One will be 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Doha and combined with a 2,000-megawatt power plant while the other will be at the Ras Laffan industrial site north of the capital, the U.K. publisher said.

Both plants will be developed using private finance, GWI said yesterday. The biggest liquefied natural gas producer is in midst of an infrastructure boom as Qatar’s leaders look to invest income from its reserves.

To contact the reporter on this story: Randall Hackley in London at rhackley@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Randall Hackley at rhackley@bloomberg.net


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