Korea's Samsung C&T wins $1.8 billion power plant deal from Qatar

Korean construction company Samsung C&T has won a 2,500MW combined cycle power plant deal from Umm Al Houl Power, a company set up to develop the project. The facility will include a 130 MIGD (million imperial gallons per day) desalination plant and will be built 15km south of Doha. It is likely to be completed in June 2018.

Developed in partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation, Samsung C&T will take on $1.8 billion worth of EPC works out of the total EPC contract of $2.46 billion. In 2011, Samsung C&T successfully delivered Al Shuweihat S2 Independent Water and Power Project in the UAE and recently completed the 1,716MW Dongducheonc combined cycle power plant in Korea. The company is also working on a 2,100MW combined cycle power plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia and a 920MW power plant in Kirikkale, Turkey.

Eui Seung Park, the Head of Plant Business Unit of Samsung C&T said, "Samsung C&T has an 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."