Qatar-Japan consortium to study projects in Turkey

Qatar-Japan consortium to study projects in Turkey :A group of Qatari state-linked investors and three Japanese power firms have signed an agreement to study the possibility of developing projects in Turkey’s Afşin Elbistan region, one of the Qatari firms said in a statement on Sunday.

The Afşin-Elbistan region holds up to 45 percent of Turkey’s reserves of lignite, or brown coal, and Turkish authorities have been keen to attract investment into the region to help meet growing electricity demand. A $14 billion investment is planned for one of the biggest thermal power stations in Turkey, which is located in Afşin Elbistan.

A $12 billion deal with Abu Dhabi National Energy Co to develop several power plants in the region collapsed in August 2013 after TAQA said it would delay its planned investment amid difficult financing conditions at a time of currency volatility in emerging markets including Turkey. This decision forced Turkey into talks with other potential investors including Qatari and Chinese parties.

A consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation, Marubeni and Chubu Electric Power on the Japanese side and QatarHolding and Nebras Power from the Gulf state signed an agreement on Friday to study projects in the region, Nebras said in a statement.

The group will evaluate projects including the development, operation and maintenance of lignite power plants, but it was yet to reach any agreement over projects with the Turkish government, the statement said. The potential development is the latest in a string of business deals involving Qatari and Japanese entities.

Mitsubishi is set to be named preferred bidder to construct the 2,400 megawatt Facility D gas power plant inQatar, Project Finance International, a Thomson Reuters company, said on Feb. 17. Last week, a consortium headed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries agreed a $3.33 billion contract for a subway system in Doha, according to Japan’s Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) newspaper. A consortium of Mitsubishi Corporation, Marubeni and Chubu Electric Power on the Japanese side and QatarHolding and Nebras Power from the Gulf state signed an agreement on Friday to study projects in the region, Nebras said in a statement.

The group will evaluate projects including the development, operation and maintenance of lignite power plants, but it was yet to reach any agreement over projects with the Turkish government, the statement said. The potential development is the latest in a string of business deals involving Qatari and Japanese entities.

Mitsubishi is set to be named preferred bidder to construct the 2,400 megawatt Facility D gas power plant inQatar, Project Finance International, a Thomson Reuters company, said on Feb. 17. Last week, a consortium headed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries agreed a $3.33 billion contract for a subway system in Doha, according to Japan’s Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) newspaper. The group will evaluate projects including the development, operation and maintenance of lignite power plants, but it was yet to reach any agreement over projects with the Turkish government, the statement said. The potential development is the latest in a string of business deals involving Qatari and Japanese entities.

Mitsubishi is set to be named preferred bidder to construct the 2,400 megawatt Facility D gas power plant inQatar, Project Finance International, a Thomson Reuters company, said on Feb. 17. Last week, a consortium headed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries agreed a $3.33 billion contract for a subway system in Doha, according to Japan’s Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) newspaper. Mitsubishi is set to be named preferred bidder to construct the 2,400 megawatt Facility D gas power plant inQatar, Project Finance International, a Thomson Reuters company, said on Feb. 17. Last week, a consortium headed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries agreed a $3.33 billion contract for a subway system in Doha, according to Japan’s Nihon Keizai (Nikkei) newspaper.

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