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Electricity and water production in Qatar

Study all possible options to meet current and future demand of electricity and water production using only the current gas quantities by minimising gas utilisation.

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), Qatar

The State of Qatar has entered a period of rapid growth with high emphasis on establishing national and sectoral objectives and strategies based on a long term national vision that extends up to the year 2030 (Qatar National Vision for the year 2030 hereafter referred to as QNV 2030). This vision has stipulated that growth must be carefully planned to preserve Qatar’s natural resources through sustainable practices and the overall quality of life in the country whilst protecting the environment.

Growth will also generate demand for major improvements and expansion of basic services including electricity and water. One of the identified key objectives is to preserve natural gas reserves through their careful management by reduction of local consumption of gas in Qatar through optimum use of gas by upgrading technologies and introducing an economic dispatch system for its power plants.

QATAR GENERAL ELECTRICITY & WATER CORPORATION (“KAHRAMAA” or “KM”) being the single buyer and seller of electricity in Qatar and QATAR PETROLEUM (“QP”) the supplier of gas for power and water generation in Qatar intend to explore the economical and technical feasible means to reduce the gas consumption in the power sector in Qatar.

Project description
The objective of the required services under this variation is study all possible options available to meet current and future (2012-2030) demand of electricity and water production using only the currently available gas quantities via minimizing gas utilization, with the currently available quantities of gas assumed to be the maximum quantities that would be made available for the sector; while maintaining least cost electricity and water production. This study should lead to:

  • Recommendations and long term strategies to reduce the local consumption of gas in the power and water production sector through minimizing the amount of gas used in the sector, and an estimate of the costs of implementing such recommendations/strategies. For the purpose of identifying the gas saving options; the costs of the implementation of any changes to the plants’ and/or network, should not be a limiting factor when making any recommendations.
  • An assessment of the expected amount of gas savings if such recommendations and strategies are implemented against the expected invest ments and costs needed for implementation of these recommendations and strategies.

Services provided by DNV

  • Energy efficiency audit
  • Performance audit
  • Power plant asset upgrade and optimisation proposals
  • Dispatch modelling, plant and portfolio
  • Legal review of all contractual agreements, constraint assessment and mitigation proposals
  • Cost base analysis modelling