QATAR

Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) is planning to build a power and desalination plant at Umm Al Haul, with capacity to generate 2.4GW of electricity and produce 590,000 cmd (130mn gal/day) of water. QEWC general manager Fahd al-Muhannadi told Al-Sharq newspaper that “we expect to award the contract within the next three months. Four companies have expressed interest in bidding.”

QEWC says that Qatar’s total power generation and desalination capacity is...