In October 2022, the Company inaugurated the Al Kharsaah solar power plant, its largest solar project to date and a success story for TotalEnergies’ teams in Qatar. The project symbolizes the strength of the Company’s multi-energy model and its ability to help a long-standing partner negotiate the energy transition. Vincent Stoquart, Senior Vice President, TotalEnergies Renewables, tells us more.
Vincent Stoquart: Located 80 kilometers west of Doha, Al Kharsaah is the first large-scale solar power plant in Qatar. Its 800 megawatt-peak (MWp) capacity puts it among the world’s largest solar power plants. The project involved installing some two million photovoltaic panels on a close to 1,000-hectare lot - that’s 1,400 football fields - to supply Qatar’s grid with reliable, affordable and clean energy. To give you an idea, it will be able to serve 10% of the country’s peak power demand.
V. S.: To start with, it positions us as a benchmark player in large-scale solar projects. Few of our competitors have assets of this size in their portfolio. The project’s successful execution demonstrates our competitiveness and enhances our leadership in the eyes of our suppliers and partners. Second, Al Kharsaah illustrates the strength of our multi-energy model and the quality of our intra-Company synergy. We had the support of the Exploration & Production and Refining & Chemicals teams, who have been in the country for more than 80 years, and were able to leverage the expertise at OneTech to meet our customer’s expectations even more effectively. Lastly, the plant’s successful commissioning symbolizes our long-term partnership with Qatar. We’ve helped the country develop in liquefied natural gas and we will continue to be there as it undertakes its energy transition.
North Field gas field
Stakes held prior to 2022
Stakes acquired in 2022
5.2 million tons per annum and long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement
LNG production of close to 5 million tons per annum with Q2, NFE and NFS in 2007
800 megawatts-peak solar farm, corresponding to 10% of Qatar’s peak consumption
199,000 barrels of oil equivalent (49% oil, 51% gas)
Distribution of close to 10,000 tons of lubricants and special fluids
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