QatarEnergy has awarded a $630 million contract to Samsung C&T to build two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 875 MW. QatarEnergy said: “This project includes two large-scale PV solar power plants to be built in Mesaieed Industrial City and Ras Laffan Industrial City. They are expected to start electricity production by the end of 2024.
The contract was signed by QatarEnergy Renewable Solutions, a wholly owned affiliate of QatarEnergy, tasked with investing in renewable energy and sustainability projects.
The company said that the projects will result in direct emissions reductions of over 28 million tons of CO2 over its lifetime.
Earlier this year, QatarEnergy outlined its plan to scale up its carbon capture and storage and solar power generation capabilities as part of its drive to reduce the carbon footprint at its facilities by 2035.