Qatar launches expanded $480m desal plant
DOHA, 5 days ago
Qatar has launched the QR1.75 billion ($480 million) Ras Abu Fontas A3 (RAF A3), a major desalination plant after an expansion project which took about 18months, a report said.
The station, using superior reverse osmosis (RO) technology for the desalination process, has the capacity to supply an additional 36 million gallons of water (mlgd) to the country's water networks, added the Gulf Times report.
The first phase of the project, with a capacity of 22mlgd, had been operational since September last year, the report noted.