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QatarEnergy announces plans to build $275 million salt production facility

QatarEnergy announces plans to build a salt production facility in the Um Al Houl area of Qatar through a joint venture between Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company (MPHC), Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Co. (QIMC) and other strategic partners.

Supported by QatarEnergy’s TAWTEEN localization program, the new plant will be built at an estimated cost of approximately one billion Qatari riyals.

It will ensure Qatar’s self-sufficiency by producing both industrial and food grade salts to meet local market demand as well as regional and international exports.

The plant will produce industrial salts required by the petrochemical industry, as well as bromine, potassium chloride and demineralized water, enabling product diversification and additional economic growth and promoting the circular economy.

Commenting on the announcement, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of QatarEnergy said, “This project represents a milestone in our ongoing efforts to support industrial localization and promote sustainable practices in Qatar’s energy sector. It embodies our commitment to innovation and economic growth, which are core tenets of Qatar National Vision 2030”.

His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi added: “QatarEnergy is proud to support this initiative through our TAWTEEN program, enhancing our local industrial capabilities and contributing to environmental sustainability. By turning waste into a valuable resource, we are setting new benchmarks for industrial efficiency and economic resilience. This is an important step in QatarEnergy’s broader strategy to strengthen local supply chains and increase industrial self-sufficiency.

This innovative project will utilize reject water recovery from reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plants, transforming reject water from desalination processes into a valuable resource. With a total production capacity of one million tons per year, the project will

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