Discover ENGIE activities in Qatar
Qatar appears demographic and increasingly intense energy demand growth. Since the 2000, ENGIE develops its relations with Qatar through three businesses: power, gas and energy services.
Power and desalinated water production
Qatar is a rapidly developing country. Its population has increased five times in 10 years and its electricity consumption increased by 10% each year. Access to drinking water is a crucial issue in Qatar, this desert region has no natural water source. ENGIE contributes to the development of the country through the design, financing, construction and management of combined cycle power plants and sea water desalination.
Ras Laffan (80 km north of Doha) is a giant complex, the size of a city like Paris. This is the largest gas complex in the Middle East, it provides 50% of the electricity country demand. ENGIE operates Ras Laffan C plant, and since its merger with International Power, the Ras Laffen B plant for a total capacity of 3755 MW and 558,520 cubic meters of drinking water. Both plants use an innovative process for desalted seawater through the heat generated by combined cycle gas turbine plant (CCGT).
Natural gas and LNG
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Trade relations in the LNG sector between ENGIE, QatarGas and RasGas (Qatari producers of LNG) were launched in 1999.
Through a joint venture between Cofely Besix FM and Mannai Corporation (a conglomerate of leading companies in Qatar, which manages more than 50 projects in the country), ENGIE provides facility management services and advice on energy practices for building assets.
To sum up:
- The population has increased 5 times in 10years
- 4rd gas producer in the world 
- 1st World LNG exporter 
- The country is approximately the same size as the Paris Region 
- 3rd world reserves of gas