Eversheds named advisors for Qatar utility projects
Doha, February 8, 2012
Qatar General Electricity and Water Company (Kahramaa) has appointed global law firm Eversheds as advisor for the project implementation and development activities.
Tasked with meeting Qatar’s growing demand for electricity and water, Kahramma is not only authorised by the Qatari government to establish and operate processing facilities, but to license and regulate them as well.
The corporation introduced the model of purchasing power and water produced by independent suppliers, and this model is currently at the heart of its water and power supply strategies.
Eversheds is the sole legal advisor appointed to advise the company on implementing and developing Kahramaa’s current strategies for additional and improved capacity for power and water to meet the demands of growth through sustainable practice.
The firm will be working in consortium with consulting engineering company Energoprojekt Entel and professional services firm PWC.
Doha-based Suzannah Newboult will lead the Eversheds team from Qatar, with additional support from Tim Armsby, Partner in Eversheds’ Abu Dhabi projects team.
Suzannah said, 'Qatar is in a period of rapid growth which has generated a need for the expansion and improvement of utilities in line with ever increasing standards for quality and environmental sustainability.'
'We look forward to working with Kahramaa, and its other consultants, to provide the vital infrastructure need to support the country’s growth. Eversheds has a great track record of working with Qatari organisations on complex projects such as this.'
'Together with Energoprojekt-Entel and PWC, we will take a solutions-led approach to the challenges that the Qatar region and its utilities sector pose,' Suzannah said.-TradeArabia News Service