Qatar power firm to launch desalination plants

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is set to launch two giant desalination plants.

The first plant, with a production capacity of 175 million litres, will be launched at Abu Fatas in May 2015. Kahramaa director, Ali Saif Al Malki, said the second desalination plant will be launched in 2017. The capacity would be 650 million litres.
The plants will help Kahramaa to ensure smooth distribution of piped water for several days, in the event of any unplanned outage in the production chain.