10:32 08 Dec 2022

Turkish company plans to supply Ukraine with electricity via floating power plants in Moldova and Romania

To supply electricity via transmission lines to Ukraine to help its energy system, the Turkish company Karpowership is in talks to send power plant ships to Romania or Moldova.

Company president Zeynep Harezi said this in an interview with Anadolu Agency.

The publication said that the company is discussing the supply of up to 400 MW of power to Ukraine using floating power plants.

"We are now negotiating with the United Nations (UN) and other aid organizations to find the right solution.

We can send ships to Romania or Moldova and supply electricity through power lines to Ukraine," Harezi said.

The company's president emphasized that any property going to Ukraine cannot be insured at the moment, so they cannot be sure of the safety of the ships.

A first, the ships were to be located near Odesa, and company representatives met with the leadership of the Odesa region.

However, due to security concerns, plans had to be changed.

"There are power transmission lines between Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. We can place ships in Romania and Moldova and supply electricity to Ukraine via power transmission lines," explains the head of the company.

They also added that in this way, the insurance problem is removed.

"We are negotiating a capacity of about 300-400 megawatts. This capacity can provide electricity to one million households. We can send three to four ships to provide this capacity," says Harezi.

In addition, ships can be located in different harbors. Floating power plants can start supplying electricity within a month after finalizing technical, commercial, and safety issues.

She added that the company offers electricity below the cost of electricity production in Moldova and Romania and below the price of the European energy pool.

To recap, the Turkish shipbuilding company Karpowership, a manufacturer, operator, and owner of a fleet of energy ships, announced that it was negotiating to send floating "power plants" to Ukraine.


Power ships are special-purpose vessels on which power plants are installed, acting as a source of electricity.

Due to russian missile attacks on the energy infrastructure in Ukraine, there is a significant electricity shortage. Ukraine has to test electricity imports from Europe.

As Rubryka reported, Ukraine conducted a test import of electricity from Romania. However, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy Affairs chairman says that this will provide less than 10% of the needs.

External power outages occur in all regions of Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, said that about 6 million subscribers in Ukraine were disconnected from electricity as of the evening of November 30. The head of state demands to make the situation as predictable and fair as possible for all citizens.


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