Ras Qartas Energy Plant

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Rasgirtas Power station
LocationRas Laffan Industrial City
Coordinates25°56′13″N 51°31′20″E / 25.93694°N 51.52222°E / 25.93694; 51.52222Coordinates: 25°56′13″N 51°31′20″E / 25.93694°N 51.52222°E / 25.93694; 51.52222
Construction began2009
Commission date2011
Construction costUS3.9 billion
Qatar Petroleum
Operator(s)Ras Girtas Power Company
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Power generation
Units operational12
Make and modelMitsubishi Heavy Industries
Nameplate capacity2,730 MW

Ras Qartas Energy Plant (also known as Ras Laffan C power and desalination plant) is a power generation and water desalination plant located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.[1][2] It has installed capacity of 2,730 MW, which include eight gas turbines and four steam turbines by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.[3] The first stone of the plant was officially laid on 4 May 2009.[4] The plant was commissioned on 31 May 2011 in the presence of the emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and it cost US3.9 billion.[1][2] Once fully operational, the plant will produce 286,000 cubic metres per day (10,100,000 cu ft/d) of desalinated water.[5] It uses ten multi-effect distillation/thermal vapour compression units built by Sidem.[3][6]

The plant is operated by Ras Girtas Power Company, and it is owned by Qatar Electricity & Water Company (45%),[7][8] Qatar Petroleum (15%), GDF Suez (through International Power, 20%), Mitsui & Co. (10%), Chubu Electric Power (5%), and Shikoku Electric Power Company (5%).[5]


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  2. ^ a b "Qatar commissions Ras Qartas 2730 MW power and water plant". Power-Gen Worldwide. PennWell Corporation. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  3. ^ a b "Completion of the world's biggest power generation and desalination plant in Qatar". The Denki Shimbun. Japan Electric Association. 2011-06-03. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  4. ^ "GDF SUEZ celebrates first stone ceremony for Ras Laffan C project, Qatar" (Press release). GDF Suez. 2009-05-04. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  5. ^ a b "Qatar opens large scale desalination facility". Water World. PennWell Corporation. 2011-06-01. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  6. ^ "MED/TVC desalination plant inaugurated in Qatar". D&WR. Faversham House. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  7. ^ http://www.rasmala.com/equity_report/Qatar_Electric_Water_Co_05Oct11.pdf[permanent dead link] P.13
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2014-08-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)