French multinational integrated oil and gas company TotalEnergies’ Chairman and CEO Mr. Patrick Pouyann has stated that the company will build an 800-megawatt solar farm in Qatar, which will be inaugurated before the end of the year.
The statement was made during the new View Point series of the Doha Forum. The series has begun conducting interviews with a variety of prominent guests and will run weekly on Doha Forums social media channels throughout the summer.
During the session, Mr. Pouyann spoke on the worldwide trends he sees, as well as TotalEnergie’s unique partnership with Qatar.
“We have been in Qatar now for 85 years and we are there now in new energies. We changed our name to TotalEnergies recently because it means all energies and we are in Qatar to build an 800-megawatt solar farm, which will be inaugurated before year-end. So, for me, Qatar is very important. Tomorrow, Qatar should also think, and is already on the move with solar, towards this new world and new energies. I think it is important that Qatar continues to be in the lead of the new energy world. We need a global world if we want to face climate change because climate change is a global challenge and there is no way to solve the issue if we behave in a selfish way.”
The View Point series, which launched in 2019, has continued as part of the Doha Forum’s virtual strategy, alongside a popular webinar series, before the next Doha Forum to be held in 2022. The Doha Forum was founded in 2000 as a platform for global dialogue on important global concerns, facilitating the exchange of ideas, discourse, policymaking, and action-oriented suggestions.