World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's floating power plant Karadeniz Powership Dogan Bey will soon start electricity production in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, Karpowership, a member of the Istanbul-based Karadeniz Energy Group announced Tuesday.
Karpowership announced in December last year that the Karadeniz Powership Dogan Bey arrived in Sierra Leone, where it will start operating from its offshore location directly into the grid substation.
The plant which has 126 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity will meet 33 percent of the country's electricity needs for five years, under the Utility Grid Infrastructure and Electricity Supply Agreement with Sierra Leone’s Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority, the Ministry of Energy, and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, the company noted.
The project is important for the stability of the country’s national grid as the country's energy demand grows daily, Sierra Leone's Minister of Energy Henry Olufumi Macauley, was quoted as saying.
Karpowership and "its ability to deploy fast-track utility-sized powerships on a turnkey basis undoubtedly addresses the short term and immediate requirements with economical and flexible solutions for countries with energy needs," Macauley said.
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources to hold tender for 1,200 MW project -- world's biggest
Syrians, Palestinians, others say Turkey needs strong leader like Erdogan
Dimitris Koufodinas, member of November 17 terror group, is serving 11 life sentences for murder
Northern Iraq's Mt. Qandil is major hideout for PKK terrorists
Bahceli, MHP leader predicts Erdogan will win election in first round
Hakan Cavusoglu says US Senate decision on F-35s does not hold 'value' for Turkey
Binali Yildirim says US Senate decision not to affect delivery of F-35s to Turkey
30 pct of all international aid came from Turkey last year, says Development Initiative
Foreign Ministry urges stronger international solidarity to resolve problems of displaced people worldwide
Manbij deal focuses on ridding northern Syrian city of PKK-affiliated YPG terrorists
Yilmaz said when the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party came to power in 2002, Turkey was last among EU countries in the funding of its education.
Manbij model is important for Syria's future as well, says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
Two others injured in homemade bomb attack in Siirt by PKK terrorists
Prosecutors in central province of Konya issue arrest warrants for alleged ‘covert imams’ of terror group FETO
Airstrikes kill armed terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's Diyarbakir, Sirnak provinces