8 Feb 2012
Eversheds soaks up Qatari utilities contract
The Doha office of international law firm Eversheds has been appointed to advise Qatar General Electricity and Water Co (Kahramaa) in relation to its strategies for the improvement and expansion of electricity and water supply in Qatar.
Tasked with meeting Qatar’s growing demand for electricity and water, Kahramaa is not only authorised by the Qatari government to establish and operate processing facilities, but to license and regulate them as well. The corporation introduced the model of purchasing power and water produced by independent suppliers, and this model is currently at the heart of its water and power supply strategies.
Eversheds is the sole legal advisor appointed to advise the company on implementing and developing Kahramaa’s current strategies for additional and improved capacity for power and water to meet the demands of growth through sustainable practice. The firm will be working in consortium with consulting engineering company Energoprojekt ENTEL and professional services firm PWC.
Doha based Suzannah Newboult will lead the Eversheds team from Qatar, with additional support from Tim Armsby, Partner in Eversheds’ Abu Dhabi projects team.
“Qatar is in a period of rapid growth which has generated a need for the expansion and improvement of utilities in line with ever increasing standards for quality and environmental sustainability. We look forward to working with Kahramaa, and its other consultants, to provide the vital infrastructure need to support the country’s growth. Eversheds has a great track record of working with Qatari organisations on complex projects such as this. Together with Energoprojekt-Entel and PWC, we will take a solutions-led approach to the challenges that the Qatar region and its utilities sector pose.”
Eversheds LLP and its world wide offices have over 4,500 people who provide services to the private and public sector business and finance community. Access to all these services is provided through 50 international offices in 29 jurisdictions. Eversheds combines local market knowledge and access with the specialisms, resources and international capability of one of the world's largest law firms.