Karadeniz Energy Group has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply power transformers for the 486MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan (KPS12) power plant in Turkey.
Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will manage the design, engineering, production, supply, testing and commissioning of the 200MVA power transformers.
The transformers will be produced at Alstom Grid’s manufacturing site in Gebze, Turkey. The company is expected to deliver the transformers by early 2016.
Alstom Grid Power Transformers commercial director Tunc Tezel said: "Alstom is very pleased to work with Karpowership, the world leader in floating power plants, on this powership concept.
"This contract reflects the quality and the high-performance of Alstom’s transformers, as well as its technical expertise in this field.
"The ability to help countries meet short-term energy demand quickly and in a cost-efficient manner is an important step to providing more people access to sustainable and reliable electricity."
Floating power plants or powerships are barge or ships mounted, converted from bulk carriers, heavy-lift vessels and they supply electricity to the countries falling under the purview of agreements signed under the Power of Friendship project.
Powerships are capable of connecting to the electricity grid immediately upon berthing, solving short-term energy problems.
According to Alstom, Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan is the world’s largest floating power plant.
Karadeniz aims to increase the installed power, from 1,500MW with nine energy ships, to more than 5,000MW by the end of 2017.
Image: Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan floating power plant. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.