Acciona venture wins Qatar deals

Spanish desalination firm, Acciona Agua, has won two major desalination contracts in Qatar worth US$ 525 million as part of a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation and Toyo Thai Corporation.

Acciona and its partners will design, construct, operate and maintain the 164,000 m³/day Ras Abu Fontas 3 reverse osmosis desalination project. And Acciona has won a separate 284,000 m³/day desalination plant contract as part of an independent water and power project. Subsequent to its start up, water production at the site will be increased to more than 600,000 m³/day Acciona said.

Water producer, Qatar Electricity and Water Company, awarded the contract and the off-taker will be utility, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation. The US$ 300 million independent water project will supply water supplied over a 25 years and it will be Qatar's first large-scale, membrane-based desalination plant.

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