Ghanaians are likely to experience an improvement in the three-year long loadshedding as the Karpower ship from Turkey meant to lessen the current energy crisis in the medium-term, has started producing power after it was fully connected to the national grid
The 235-megawatt installed capacity barge began pumping 220 MW into the national grid on Friday, December 18.
According to a statement from the company, “Karadeniz Powership Aysegul Sultan has achieved commercial operations after having been connected to the national grid.”
“Aysegul Sultan, the first powership in Ghana with an installed capacity of 235 MW will significantly help ameliorate the power supply in the country,” the statement added.
Karpowership is a subsidiary of Karadeniz Holding, an industry pioneer in innovative energy projects for the last 20 years, playing an active role in medium to long-term investments in domestic and international markets.
The company started its energy investments in Turkey, and is the first private electricity exporter in the country, having supplied more than 27 billion kilowatt hours electricity worldwide since 2003.
Currently, Karpowership owns and operates more than 1800 MW installed capacity globally. Powerships are contracted to supply 15% of Iraq’s, 27% of Lebanon’s, and %16 of Zambia’s total electricity generation.
In addition to the 10-year 450 MW Power Purchase Agreement in Ghana, the company has also been awarded a 540 MW Power Purchase Agreement in Indonesia. Karpowership is the only owner, operator and builder of the first Powership (floating power plant) fleet in the world.