MV Karadeniz Powership İrem Sultan
The MV Karadeniz Powership İrem Sultan is a Liberia-flagged Powership, a floating power plant, owned and operated by Karpowership. Built in 1984 by the Fincantieri Marghera Shipyard in Venice, Italy and christened MV Nikolay Markin, she sailed as a barge carrier under various names and flags until in 2014 she was converted into a powership at the Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey. Currently, she served in Nacala, Mozambique supplying electricity to Mozambique's power grid for land-locked Zambia. Currently, she serves only in Mozambique.
Karadeniz Powership İrem Sultan
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|Builder:||Fincantieri Marghera in Venice, Italy|
|Laid down:||November 1983|
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|Length:||157.75 m (517 ft 7 in) (LOA)|
|Beam:||29.00 m (95 ft 2 in)|
|Height:||5.31 m (17 ft 5 in)|
|Draught:||4.43 m (14 ft 6 in)|
|Installed power:||8,680 kW (11,640 hp)|
|Speed:||12.8 knots (23.7 km/h; 14.7 mph)|
|Capacity:||114 MW generation (as Powership)|
She was built by the Fincantieri Marghera Shipyard in Venice, Italy with yard number 305 as a barge carrier (LASH carrier) in April 1984. The 157.75 m (517 ft 7 in) (LOA) long vessel has a beam of 29.00 m (95 ft 2 in), a depth of 5.31 m (17 ft 5 in) and a draft of 4.43 m (14 ft 6 in) registered. Two diesel engines of Type GMT BL230.12V (230x310) and two of Type GMT BL230.8V (230x310) manufactured by the Grandi Motori Trieste in Trieste, Italy give a total power of 8,680 kW (11,640 hp) propelling the vessel at 12.8 knots (23.7 km/h; 14.7 mph). By 8,727 DWT and 7982 NT, she has a cargo capacity of 17,395 GT.
The originally barge carrier was converted into a Powership at the Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul as the fifth of the fleet. The construction cost €110 million. She was renamed Karadeniz Powership İrem Sultan. The vessel is registered under the Liberian flag with homeport Monrovia.
She has a generation capacity of 114 MW on dual-fuel (HFO- and gas-fired). In October 2011, the Powership sailed to Basra, Iraq, where she supplied electricity for about one million residents there in a timespan of three years. Two vessels of the fleet, MV Karadeniz Powership Doğan Bey (126 MW) and MV Karadeniz Powership Rauf Bey (180 MW), were already stationed in Iraq to bridge power shortage.
In November 2015, Karpowership was awarded to supply electricity to land-locked Zambia via cross-border interconnected transmission lines through Mozambique and Zimbabwe.. Powership started delivering electricity in March 2016, within less than 4 months from contract signing. The contract is to initially supply 100 MW of base load power.
In March 2018, upon the completion of the contract with Zambia, Karpowership signed a new contract with Mozambique’s electricity utility company, Electricdade de Mozambique (EdM) to supply 48 MW of base load for 5 years.
A similar ship will be built for Adelaide.
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- ex-MV Smit Enterprise owned by Smit Transport & Heavy Lift B.V. based in Rotterdam, Netherlands registered in the Bahamas with homeport Nassau until July 2003,
- ex-MV Enterprise owned by Dockwise Shipping based in Breda, Netherlands registered in the Netherlands Antilles with homeport Willemstad until August 2010.
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