Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA” signed, on Thursday 19/10/2017 in Tokyo, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan (NEDO) on the pilot project for the advanced seawater desalination system applying heated discharge water. It comes within Qatar and Japan mutual cooperation.
The MoU was signed by KAHRAMAA President HE. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari and Mr. Akihiko Miyamoto NEDO President in the attendance of H.E Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar Minister of Energy and Industry, and top officials from Qatari and Japanese side.
In this advanced seawater desalination technologies, discharged seawater used as cooling water for power planets, chemical plants, and other heavy industrial plants will be utilized from the intake of raw seawater desalination plants with advanced technologies developed by Japanese companies. An environmentally friend bio-enhanced pretreatment will be applied. An advanced RO membrane is heat resistance to remain stable with high temperature seawater.
The project, implemented in Ras Laffan Industrial City, aims to achieve energy efficiency and protect the environment in that industrial city. The project capacity is 1500 m3/day of potable water.
It includes planning, design, equipment manufacturing, training, and and use of the technology across the country. During the project, NEDO will entrust its work to Mitsubishi Heavy Technology Industries Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation. KAHRAMAA will carry its work in cooperation with Mitsubishi Corporation Water Technology Center established by Mitsubishi Corporation in Qatar.
In addition to the reduces construction, operation and maintenance costs, energy saving is expected through use of advanced processes. energy consumption is expected to be reduces by more than 80% compared to the conventional thermal desalination process. The environmental impact will be less.
The MoU promotes partnership between KAHRAMAA and Japanese corporation. It allows mutual expertise exchange and human resources development. It comes within KAHRAMAA endeavor to make use of the new technologies of seawater desalination. KAHRAMAA has the right to utilize the technology and take part in the ownership of the intellectual property of the new technology. KAHRAMAA works to develop water production capacity and meet the increasing demand for water while committing to environment protection as per its mission of Providing High Quality and Sustainable Electricity and Water for Better Living in Qatar.