Karpowership Adds MAN Diesel & Turbo Drivers

Floating power plant company orders 38 51/60 engines

MAN engine room on the Karadeniz Powership, Orhan Bey at Jiye Powerplant, Jiye, Lebanon. Karadeniz reportedly supplies approximately 25% of Lebanon's electricity through two powerships. The Turkish energy company Karpowership has placed an order for a total of 38 MAN 51/60 engines for its fleet of powerships.

The Turkish energy company Karpowership has placed an order for a total of 38 MAN 51/60 engines, 18 of which will be multi-fuel engines that can be run on gas or liquid fuel.

The other 20 are pure gas engines, including the MAN 18V51/60G TS. The engines each have a power output of 18.5 to 20.4 MW, and deliveries are due to start later this year. Installation and commissioning will take place in 2017 and 2018.

The engines will be employed in Karpowership’s powership fleet.

“Powerships perform an important function in the power generation segment,” said Wayne Jones, chief sales officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “They quickly and reliably make power available, which not only enables economic growth but also secures the livelihood of millions of people around the world.

“We are proud to open a new chapter of our partnership with Karpowership, a strong relationship that now spans nearly 10 years.”

Karpowership is the world’s only company that operates a whole fleet of powerships, which are basically floating power plants. A total of 13 ships currently generate a total capacity of more than 2.7 GW. Further ships with a power capacity of 5.3 GW are currently under construction. Countries where ships with MAN engines are in operation include Lebanon and Mozambique.

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