Powership Aysegul Sultan begins journey to Ghana

BY: Jasmine Arku

The Karadeniz Powership Aysegul Sultan on Tuesday began its journey from the Sedef Shipyard in Tuzia and will dock at the Tema port in approximately 15 days, according to official sources.

Named after the sister of the Chairman of Karadeniz Holding, the floating power station will add 240MW of power to the national grid, that is 15 MW more than originally planned.

The Powership sets sail at exactly 1220 hours Turkish time  (0920 hours Ghana Time).

Karpowership Ghana Company Limited, a subsidiary of Karadeniz Energy Group, the energy wing of the Turkey-based Karadeniz Holding, in June 2014 signed a ten-year power purchase agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Under the deal, the company will build two electricity-generating vessels to produce over 450 MW of power, which is expected to contribute about 22 per cent to the country's electricity needs.

The project, dubbed “Power of Friendship for Ghana”, is the first powership project in Africa.

The Powership is planned to produce electricity in Ghana by the end of November.