“Sweden and Qatar are negotiating on a water producing project that will be setup in the north of Qatar and it will use only wind and solar energy to desalinate sea water. My meeting with the minister of energy and industry HE Mohammed Saleh Al Sada has been very productive on this subject,” Oscar Stenström, Swedish Vice minister of trade was quoted by The peninsular.
The minister said that the proposed water plant would use 200MW of power from wind and 200MW from solar panels. “The cost of water desalination will be as low as $1 per cubic meter. There is a common understanding between the two sides on the project and the technical workshops will be soon held in Qatar to fine tune some technical aspects related to execution of solar power generation of the project as Qatar’s climate is rough with high temperature, sand, dust,” said Stenström.