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Qatar 2021 - The New LNG Boom, World Cup 2022 Legacy, and the Opportunities and Challenges for Business - MEED Insights

  • ID: 5367722
  • Report
  • March 2021
  • Region: Global, Qatar
  • 235 pages
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Amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the normalisation of relations between Doha and four of its Arab neighbours following a three-and-a-half-year diplomatic dispute is a breath of fresh air for Qatar's economy and society. It comes at an important time for the country.

Over the past decade, the focus of Qatar’s investment has been on the development of the infrastructure needed to deliver the FIFA football World Cup in 2022, on the stadiums, the airports, rail and metro lines, and on leisure and hospitality facilities. The World Cup has underpinned about13.6bn a year of project contract awards in Qatar over the past decade, with the peak years coming in 2014 and 2015, when award levels rose to about20.9bn and17.4bn respectively. Since 2015 however, awards have slowed, and the question is: What comes after the World Cup?

Part of the answer came on 8 February 2021, when Qatargas awarded a13bn contract for the main package of the first phase of its North Field Expansion (NFE) megaproject to a consortium of Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation and France-based Technip Energies. It is the biggest single EPC contract ever awarded in the region, and is redolent of the early 2000s, when investments to develop six large liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains propelled Qatar to become the world’s biggest gas exporter.

Qatar’s projects market in the 2020s will have many similarities to the boom of the first decade of the 2000s. And the similarity goes beyond LNG. Another reminder came at the end of 2020, when Doha was selected to host the Asian Games in 2030. The Qatari capital hosted the games for the first time in 2006 and a range of major sporting and hospitality projects were completed ahead of the event. Doha is implementing a new tourism strategy that it hopes will turn the one-off economic and political capital boost of the World Cup into a long-term driver of sports, business and leisure tourism.

This time around, Qatar’s gas projects come in parallel to the Qatar National Vison 2030, Doha’s long-term strategy to transition away from energy, diversify economically and attract investment. The plan includes the vigorous pursuit of investment in research and development in the hope of stimulating the formation of a broader knowledge economy. Doha is also stepping up its efforts to draw investment through public-private partnership (PPP) schemes. Doha issued a new PPP law in May 2020. Doha has also been making progressive reforms with respect to worker welfare and its Kafala system, deemed necessary for Qatar's future economy.

Written by MEED, the publisher's Middle East market experts, "Qatar 2021" assesses the outlook for Qatar’s projects market and the opportunities for businesses. Covering oil, gas, petrochemicals, power, renewables, construction, tourism, water, PPP and transport, the report is a powerful resource for anyone seeking to find opportunities and do business in Qatar.


Reasons to Buy
  • Detailed analysis of the opportunities for business and projects in Qatar
  • Comprehensive review of the impact of COVID-19 on the Qatar market
  • Outlook for policy and investment in Qatar
  • Update on preparations for World Cup 2022
  • Detailed summary and update on the North Field Expansion programme
  • An assessment of the effect of the GCC dispute and what its end means
  • An update on progress on the Qatar National Vision 2030
  • An examination of energy transition policies in Qatar
  • A review of legislative and worker welfare reforms
  • Project opportunities with client and procurement details
  • Investment drivers and client spending plans
  • Understand risks and set strategy in the Qatar market
  • Complete assessment of the economic outlook for Qatar
  • Analysis of all major business sectors in Qatar including oil & gas; power & water; construction, petrochemicals, transport, and renewables
  • Detailed assessment of Doha’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) plans
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1. Governance
1.1 History
1.1.1 Qatar until 1916
1.1.2 Discovery of oil & independence
1.1.3 From independence to prosperity
1.2 The government of Sheikh Tamim
1.2.1 Cabinet reshuffle in 2020
1.3 GCC diplomatic dispute
1.3.1 Origins of the GCC dispute
1.3.2 Impact of the GCC dispute
1.3.3 GCC dispute resolution
1.3.4 Economic boost
1.4 World Cup
1.4.1 Tourism strategy
1.4.2 Worker welfare

2. Economy
2.1 Qatar exhibits resilience to Covid-19 shock
2.1.1 GDP Growth
2.1.2 GCC diplomatic crisis
2.1.3 Debt
2.1.4 Sovereign credit
2.1.5 Workforce reduction
2.1.6 Economic outlook
2.2 Economic vision
2.2.1 Qatar National Vision 2030
2.3 Privatisation and PPP
2.4 Qatar banking sector
2.4.1 2020 bank profits hit by Covid-19

3. Projects market
3.1 Overview
3.2 Spending drivers
3.3 Public vs. Private
3.4 Cancelled and on-hold projects
3.5 Leading contractors
3.6 Leading clients
3.7 Future projects
3.8 Project market trends

4. Public-private partnerships (PPP)
4.1 Commentary
4.2 Policy & regulations
4.3 History
4.4 PPP projects
4.4.1 Education
4.4.2 Transport
4.4.3 Housing
4.4.4 Healthcare
4.4.5 Logistics
4.4.6 Wastewater
4.4.7 Oil and gas
4.4.8 Power and renewable energy

5. Oil and Gas
5.1 Overview
5.1.1 Impact of Covid-19
5.2 Structure
5.3 Upstream oil
5.3.1 Condensate
5.4 Gas
5.4.1 LNG
5.4.2 Dolphin Gas
5.4.3 Al-Khaleej & Barzan
5.4.4 Gas-to-Liquids (GTL)
5.4.5 NGLs
5.5 Refining
5.6 Oil & gas projects market
5.7 Leading contractors

6. Petrochemicals
6.1 Overview
6.2 Structure
6.3 Petrochemical production and sales
6.4 Petrochemical projects
6.4.1 Projects market
6.4.2 Projects underway
6.4.3 Projects in pre-execution

7. Power
7.1 Market overview
7.2 Industry structure
7.2.1 Government
7.2.2 Private power programme
7.2.3 Sector reform
7.3 Supply and demand trends
7.3.1 Power consumption
7.3.2 Demand forecast
7.3.3 Installed generation capacity
7.4 Power generation projects
7.4.1 Power generation projects
7.4.2 Fuel and alternative energy
7.5 Leading contractors

8. Transmission & Distribution
8.1 Transmission & distribution network
8.2 Industry structure
8.2.1 Government
8.3 Transmission & distribution projects
8.3.1 Projects awarded under Phase 12 transmission expansion programme
8.3.2 Projects awarded under Phase 13 transmission expansion programme
8.3.3 Upcoming transmission projects
8.4 International electrical interconnection

9. Renewables
9.1 Market overview
9.2 Market structure
9.2.1 Government
9.2.2 Private power programme
9.3 Renewable capacity and generation
9.3.1 Installed capacity
9.3.2 Power generation
9.3.3 Solar potential
9.4 Renewable energy policy
9.4.1 Targets and initiatives
9.5 Projects
9.6 Key contacts

10. Water and desalination
10.1 Market overview
10.1.1 Impact of Covid-19
10.2 Market structure
10.2.1 Government
10.2.2 Public-private partnership (PPP)
10.3 Water demand
10.3.1 Domestic demand
10.3.2 Industrial demand
10.3.3 Agricultural demand
10.4 Water supply
10.4.1 Ground water
10.4.2 Desalination
10.5 Water projects
10.5.1 Ongoing major water transmission projects

11. Wastewater
11.1 Market overview
11.2 Market structure
11.2.1 Government
11.2.2 PPP in wastewater
11.3 Wastewater treatment
11.3.1 Wastewater reuse
11.4 Wastewater projects
11.4.1 Major wastewater projects underway
11.4.2 Major upcoming wastewater projects

12. Construction and real estate
12.1 Market overview
12.1.1 Impact of Covid-19
12.1.2 Crossroads for construction as focus shifts to next generation of projects
12.1.3 Major Qatar’s megaprojects under execution or planned
12.1.4 Leading clients
12.1.5 Leading contractors
12.2 Project trends
12.3 Vision 2030
12.4 2021 Budget
12.5 Construction sector analysis
12.5.1 Real estate
12.5.2 Healthcare
12.5.3 Education

13. Tourism, Hospitality and World Cup 2022 progress
13.1 Overview
13.1.1 Impact of Covid-19
13.2 Project trends
13.3 Hospitality
13.4 Cultural
13.5 Leisure
13.6 World Cup 2022 progress report
13.6.1 Overview
13.6.2 Status of World Cup 2022 related projects
13.7 Leading contractors

14. Transport and logistics
14.1 Market overview
14.1.1 The impact of Covid-19 on Qatar’s transport sector
14.1.2 Push for public private partnerships (PPP)
14.1.3 Transport megaprojects under execution in Qatar
14.1.4 Qatar’s leading transport project clients
14.1.5 Leading contractors
14.2 Transport project trends
14.2.1 Transport market trends
14.2.2 Project pipeline
14.3 Sector analysis
14.3.1 Roads
14.3.2 Rail
14.3.3 Airports
14.3.4 Ports
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List of Tables
Table 1: The present cabinet of Qatar
Table 2: Qatar Key Macro Economic Indicators, 2012-2022
Table 3: Key data for commercial banks in Qatar (QRbn)
Table 4: Qatar, major projects which are on-hold or cancelled ($m), 2011-2020
Table 5: Qatar, value of planned or yet to be awarded projects by status and sector ($m)
Table 6: Qatar, major projects under execution by value ($m)
Table 7: Qatar, major projects planned and unawarded ($m)
Table 8: List of Qatar schoools PPP packages
Table 9: Planned PPP projects
Table 10: Top five oil and gas projects in the pre-execution phase
Table 11: QP board members
Table 12: PDO deals with local contractors and suppliers, Operating oil fields
Table 13: Exploration agreements
Table 14: Qatargas and RasGas LNG ventures
Table 15: Al-Khaleej and Barzan upstream gas developments
Table 16: Oryx GTL and Pearl GTL ventures
Table 17: QP gas operations
Table 18: QP's Industrial Cities
Table 19: Major oil and gas projects under execution
Table 20: Oil and gas planned projects
Table 21: Petrochemical projects planned or underway
Table 22: Qatar power sector key facts, 2020
Table 23: Number of electricity customers, 2014-2018
Table 24: Operating IWPPs/IPPs
Table 25: Selected major power plant contracts
Table 26: Future IWPP/IPP tendering schedule
Table 27: Qatar leading power sector contractors by value ($m)
Table 28: Major transmission projects by Kahramaa, 2005-2018
Table 29: T&D commissioned substation infrastructure, 2013-2018
Table 30: T&D cables laid, 2013-2018
Table 31: T&D high voltage overhead lines, 2013-2018
Table 32: Qatar transmission project phase 12; packages awarded
Table 33: Qatar transmission project phase 13; packages awarded
Table 34: Upcoming transmission projects in Qatar
Table 35: Qatar power and renewables sector key facts, 2020
Table 36: Renewable power projects, planned or underway
Table 37: Qatar key contacts
Table 38: Qatar water sector key facts
Table 39: Average per capita water consumption (cubic metres/year), 2010-2018
Table 40: Selected Kahramaa water supply contracts, 2006-2019
Table 41: Water Security Mega Reservoirs programme packages
Table 42: Qatar mega reservoir sites
Table 43: Total water storage by Type (MIG), 2014-2018
Table 44: Water Security Mega Reservoirs Programme - main contract awards
Table 45: Qatar’s desalination projects in operation, 2020
Table 46: Qatar major water transmission projects under construction
Table 47: Qatar wastewater sector key facts
Table 48: Wastewater at Sewage Plants in Qatar, 2011-2017
Table 49: Idris schedule
Table 50: Idris packaging strategy
Table 51: Idris packages status and awards
Table 52: Ashghal’s non-treatment infrastructure
Table 53: Qatar’s existing treatment capacity
Table 54: The Doha North contracts
Table 55: Ashghal wastewater projects by award year, 2010-2020
Table 56: Operating wastewater treatment plants in Qatar
Table 57: Treated and untreated urban sewage effluent usage
Table 58: Wastewater treatment projects underway in Qatar
Table 59: Upcoming wastewater treatment projects in Qatar
Table 60: Largest megaprojects planned or underway in Qatar
Table 61: Selected major contracts under execution at Lusail City

List of Figures
Figure 1: Qatar Country Snapshot
Figure 2: Qatar, project awards by year ($m), 2011‒2020
Figure 3: Project contract awards by countries in the GCC region and year ($m), 2011-2020
Figure 4: Qatar, share of various sectors in awarded projects, 2011-2020 (%)
Figure 5: Qatar, Contract awards by sector and year, 2011-2020 ($m)
Figure 6: Public and private sector awards, by sector, 2011-2020 ($m)
Figure 7: Qatar, cancelled/On hold projects 2011-2020, by sector (% of total by value)
Figure 8: Top contractors by the value of contracts under execution ($bn)
Figure 9: Top client by the value of contracts under execution ($bn)
Figure 10: Value of planned or unawarded projects by sector ($m)
Figure 11: Value of planned or unawarded projects by status ($m)
Figure 12: Value and number of awarded projects by year ($m), 2011‒2020
Figure 13: Locations of primary healthcare centres in Qatar
Figure 14: Average daily gas production, 1976-2019 (billion cubic feet)
Figure 15: Average daily gas production, 2010-2019 (billion cubic feet)
Figure 16: Average oil and condensate production, 1972-2019 (thousand barrels per day)
Figure 17: Average oil and condensate production, 2010-2019 (thousand barrels per day)
Figure 18: Qatar oil and gas fields
Figure 19: Oil production contribution, 2018
Figure 20: Average daily crude production, 2009-2019 (thousand barrels per day)
Figure 21: North Field expected wellhead gas production, 1995-2015 (billion cf/d)
Figure 22: LNG exports, 2010-2019 (Billion cubic metres)
Figure 23: Dolphin Gas, existing and constructed pipelines
Figure 24: Qatar gas exports, 2019 (billion cubic metres)
Figure 25: Light NGLs production in the GCC (84 million tons in 2017)
Figure 26: Mesaieed refinery exports by product type, 2017
Figure 27: Oil and gas awards, 2011-2020 ($m)
Figure 28: Qatar biggest oil and gas contractors
Figure 29: Qatar chemicals production capacity 2010-2018 (million tonnes)
Figure 30: GCC chemicals sales by country (percentage of $84.1bn), 2018
Figure 31: Electricity consumption (GWh), Qatar, 2015-2030
Figure 32: Qatar power consumption by sector, 2018 (MWh, per cent)
Figure 33: Installed power capacity and peak demand, 2010-2020
Figure 34: Peak demand growth, 2010-2020 (%)
Figure 35: Cumulative Installed capacity (MW), Qatar, 2015-2030
Figure 36: Cumulative Installed capacity by technology (MW), Qatar, 2020
Figure 37: Location of Qatar’s power plants
Figure 38: Annual power generation (GWh), Qatar, 2015-2030
Figure 39: Qatar installed renewable capacity (MW), 2015-2030
Figure 40: Qatar annual renewable power generation (GWh), 2015-2030
Figure 41: Qatar water production (million cubic metres), 2012-2018
Figure 42: Kahramaa planned spending, 2015-2019 (per cent)
Figure 43: Kahramaa registered water customers, 2010-2018
Figure 44: Water Security Mega Reservoirs
Figure 45: Existing and planned water transmission network
Figure 46: Qatar population (m) 2015-2025
Figure 47: Domestic water demand in Qatar (million cm), 2006-2016
Figure 48: Industrial water demand in Qatar (million cm), 2006-2016
Figure 49: Agriculture water demand in Qatar (million cm), 2006-2016
Figure 50: Qatar water supply from various sources (million cm), 2008-2016
Figure 51: Groundwater basins in Qatar
Figure 52: Qatar’s desalination capacity and demand (MIGD), 2007-2020
Figure 53: Qatar’s water surplus/deficit (MIGD), 2007-2020
Figure 54: Number of completed buildings connected to public sewage system, 1986-2015
Figure 55: Doha drainage infrastructure
Figure 56: Planned Idris transmission network
Figure 57: Main and secondary water transmission plan, 2013-2018
Figure 58: Use and discharge of treated sewage effluent (million cm), 2004-2015
Figure 59: Use and discharge of treated sewage effluent (%), 2015
Figure 60: Leading clients by value of work under execution ($m)
Figure 61: Leading contractors by value of work under execution ($m)
Figure 62: Qatar construction contract awards, 2011-2020 ($m)
Figure 63: Qatar construction contract awards by sector ($m), 2011-2020
Figure 64: Qatar construction active projects market (%)
Figure 65: Lusail land-use masterplan
Figure 66: Qatar tourism contract awards, 2011-2020 ($m)
Figure 67: Qatar tourism contract awards by sector ($m), 2011-2020
Figure 68: Leading tourism and hospitality contractors by value of work under execution ($m)
Figure 69: Leading transport project sponsors by value of contracts under execution ($m)
Figure 70: Leading contractors by value of work under execution ($m)
Figure 71: Transport project contract awards in Qatar, 2011-2020 ($m)
Figure 72: Transport project contract awards in Qatar from 2011-2020, by Subsector ($m)
Figure 73: Planned transport projects in Qatar, by status of project ($m)
Figure 74: Qatar active road projects by status ($m)
Figure 75: The proposed QIRP delivery schedule
Figure 76: Doha Metro map
Figure 77: Lusail LRT network
Figure 78: Hamad Port
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