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Qatar inaugurates giant Umm Al-Houl power plant

Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani formally inaugurated Qatar’s second largest power plant on 25 March, The 2.5GW Umm Al-Houl combined cycle gas turbine plant and desalination unit has been built at Al-Wakrah, 15km south of Doha; it will account for close to a quarter of the country’s total installed power generating capacity and provide up to 136m gallons/day of water.

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