Floating power for southern Iraq
Turkish ship-based power plant to provide emergency power
A power ship from Turkey will be the third floating power plant to be moored off the coast of southern Iraq, in a bid to supply additional electricity to the power-starved country.
Docked in Umm Qasr port in the Persian Gulf, the new power ship will provide 108 megawatts of generation to the region, bringing the total from the floating units to 180 megawatts.
Turkish company Karadeniz Powership Co. Ltd. began converting ships several years ago, using former freighters for the power plants, enabling them to be self-propelled instead of needing to be towed into place like traditional power barges.