Civil war in Libya: Floating power plants for Tripoli

With floating power plants will stabilize the Turkey and the unstable power supply in the civil war-ravaged North African state of Libya again. The Libyan gover

Civil war in Libya: Floating power plants for Tripoli

With floating power plants will stabilize the Turkey and the unstable power supply in the civil war-ravaged North African state of Libya again. The Libyan government had provided capacity a request for the provision of 1000 MW power plant, - quotes Agency Bloomberg, the Turkish company Kardeniz Holding AS. Its subsidiary Karpowership operates 25 floating power plants, which are globally in use.

Andreas Mihm

Economics correspondent in Vienna.

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Turkish media reports, the request was connected with the visit of a high-level Turkish government delegation in the past week in Tripoli. It went to the reconstruction and economic but also military cooperation. In Tripoli, the internationally recognized government of the country, the fight most recently with Turkish military aid attacks of Russia and Egypt supported rebel General Khalifa Haftar successful, and the 14-month siege of the capital could end resides.

However, large parts of the infrastructure are destroyed, the power supply from the case for up to ten hours of the day. Of the 8,000 megawatts of installed power plant capacity is only 5000 could be used, according to the Pro-government Turkish sheet "Daily Sabah". In addition to the repair of the damaged, part of Turkish companies constructed plants of the Libyan energy Ministry consider the construction of further power plants with 2000 MW to be necessary.

access to electricity is strong

global the only commercial operator is reported to be floating power plants with a total capacity of 4100 MW. More ships with a greater total capacity are under construction. According to company information, the floating power generator with a capacity of up to 470 megawatts in 15 States of the world in the operation. The arch of the locations range from Lebanon, on the West coast of Africa, Mozambique, and Iraq to Indonesia.

You have a sufficient number of ship power plants available to start within two to three months of on-site power generation, if it is to come to an agreement, said the Kardeniz-speaker. The floating power generator could be relatively easily connected to the power grid on Land. As an energy carrier for electricity generation is usually Gas or Oil.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 09:20

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