GHANA SEES END TO ENERGY CRISIS WITH ARRIVAL OF WORLD’S BIGGEST FLOATING POWER STATION

ACCRA, GHANA, Ghana can look forward to uninterrupted and reliable electricity supplies with the arrival in the country of the world’s largest floating power station, the MV Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan, says the Corporate Communications Specialist for the Karpowership Ghana Company Limited.

She said in a media statement that the powership, or floating electricity generating plant, which will generate a total of 450 megawatts (MW) of electricity directly into the national grid for ten years, is being deployed here under an agreement signed between the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Karpowership Ghana Company Limited as part of the Ghanaian Government’s bid to end Ghana’s power crisis.

Karpowership has a proven track record of supplying sustainable, reliable and affordable electricity with its operational 235 MW Karadeniz Powership Aysegul Sultan, which is moored at the Tema Fishing Harbour, she added.

Amarquaye said the Powership Osman Khan would supply electricity through thermal power generation with its dual fuel engines and combined cycle power generation technology. The Powership will initially use low Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) to generate electricity, but the fuel will be converted to natural gas as soon as local natural gas supplies become available, ensuring cost savings for Ghana, she added.

She indicated that the operations of the 470 MW Powership Osman Khan would contribute significantly to Ghana’s electricity supply in view of its reliability and create more employment opportunities.

She added that Karpowership was the owner, operator and builder of the first floating power plant fleet in the world and played an active role in medium to long-term investments with more than 2,200 employees.

Currently, Karpowership owns and operates 13 Powership with an installed capacity of 2.7 gigawatt (GW) and has 5.3 GW worth of powerships under construction, and is operational in Ghana, Indonesia, Lebanon and Zambia (via Mozambique), she said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK