Samsung C&T wins $1.8bn EPC contract for combined cycle power plant in Qatar

29 July 2015 (Last Updated July 29th, 2015 18:30)

A construction unit under the South Korean Samsung Group, Samsung C&T has won a $1.8bn contract to develop a 2.5GW combined cycle power plant in Qatar.

A construction unit under the South Korean Samsung Group, Samsung C&T has won a $1.8bn contract to develop a 2.5GW combined cycle power plant in Qatar.

The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) deal has been awarded by Umm Al Houl Power, a special-purpose company in Qatar set-up for the project.

Stakeholders include Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC), Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar Foundation (QF) and K1 Energy, which a joint venture between Japanese firms Mitsubishi and Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco).

"A desalination plant will be built at the site with a production capacity of 130 million imperial gallons per day."

Mitsubishi Corporation is the chief developer for the facility, also known as Facility D, which is planned to be built 15km to south of the country capital, Doha.

Total EPC contracts awarded for the project total $2.46bn, with Samsung C&T being responsible for EPC works for $1.8bn.

A desalination plant will also be built at the site with a production capacity of 130 million imperial gallons per day.

Samsung C&T head of plant business unit Eui Seung Park was quoted by Arabian Business saying: "Samsung C&T has an extensive global experience in power plant construction of more than 20 years.

"Based on the company’s emphasis on quality and safety, we look forward to working on the project together with our partners to boost water and power capacity in Qatar."

The firm has recently completed construction works for the Korean Dongducheon combined cycle power plant, which has a generation capacity of 1,716MW.

Additionally, Samsung C&T is currently working for multiple projects, including a 2.1GW combined cycle power plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, and a 920MW facility at Kirikkale, Turkey.