Al Houl Power Q.S.C., a special purpose vehicle of the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Foundation and K1 Energy, has awarded a 25-year long-term service agreement to Siemens for the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant. The plant is located 15 km south of Doha, adjacent to the Qatar Economic Zone. The service agreement covers the plant’s six SGT5-4000F gas turbines, four SST5-4000 steam turbines, 10 SGen5-1200A generators, including instrumentation and control service. With a total electrical output of 2.5 GW, the plant will deliver almost a quarter of the country’s total installed power generating capacity. The first phase of the project is slated for completion in 2017, and the entire plant is scheduled for commissioning by mid-2018.