Qatar’s PM Attends Signing Ceremony of Al-Kharsaah Solar PV Power Plant Agreements

HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani attended the signing ceremony for the agreements of Al-Kharsaah Large-Scale Solar PV Power Plant project to produce electricity using photovoltaic technology, held at Doha Sheraton Hotel on Sunday.

Al-Kharsaah Solar PV Power Plant will cover about 10% of Qatar’s current peak electricity demand – Minister of State for Energy Affairs.

The agreements were signed by President of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) Eng. Essa Hilal Al Kuwari; General Manager and Managing Director of Qatar Electricity and Water Company and Board Member of Siraj Energy Fahad Hamad Al Muhannadi; President and CEO of Japan’s Marubeni Corporation Masumi Kakinoki; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total Patrick Pouyanne.

Minister of State for Energy Affairs said that the project of Al-Kharsaah Solar PV Power Plant will cover about 10% of Qatar’s current peak electricity demand.

Pursuant to the agreements, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), in its capacity as the Transmission and Distribution System Owner and Operator (TDSOO) in the State of Qatar, will buy electricity from Siraj1, which is owned by Siraj Energy (60%) and a consortium of Japans Marubeni Corporation and Frances Total Solar International (40%). The project follows a Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer (BOOT) model and has a term of 25 years, after which the ownership will be transferred to KAHRAMAA.

With an estimated total cost of QR 1.7 billion, the Large-Scale Solar PV Power Plant will be constructed at Al-Kharsaah area west of Doha on a 10 square kilometer land plot.