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Mobile Power Ships Eye Africa as Virus Stalls Land Projects

  • Istanbul-based company’s listing plans have been delayed
  • Pandemic dismantled years of progress accessing electricity
Karpowership’s Karmol LNGT leaving port in Singapore in Aug. 2019.

Karpowership’s Karmol LNGT leaving port in Singapore in Aug. 2019.

Source: Karpowership

One of the world’s largest operators of floating power plants is in talks to bring power to two West African countries, as onshore plans to expand access to electricity have been hit by virus-related restrictions.

Karpowership, the unit of Turkey’s Karadeniz Energy Group, which already supplies eight African countries, is using the high reliability of its mobile units to attract more clients, Managing Director Zeynep Harezi said by phone from Istanbul, where its ships are assembled.