PROVIDING ENHANCED ACCESS TO POWER
Indonesia is scattered amongst an archipelago of at least 17,508 islands and, because of the cost implication of building big power plants and stringing wires across the sea, supplying electricity to its 255 million people has become a huge challenge. Many industries, including the small business sector, have had to look at other ways of generating electricity in order to keep businesses afloat.
On the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, in Lebanon, years of civil war has hit the energy sector hard. No new power plants have been built since 1995, and citizens sometimes have to face up to 6 hours of power outages. To make matters worse, since the war in Syria began, Lebanon has faced an increase in refugees seeking asylum in the country, resulting in an even bigger increase in demand for electricity.
And in Africa, the Mozambique landscape, with its beautiful coastline, stretches more than 3000kms along the South East of Africa. Many parts of the country, such as the Nampula Province, are situated in remote locations and getting a reliable electricity supply to these regions has proved difficult.
Karpowership, the largest owner and operator of the floating power plant fleet, has become a credible solution to the energy problems of these countries. Four powerships have been stationed at various islands in Indonesia and are able to supply 540 megawatts of electricity to its national grid, meaning businesses are once again able to thrive. Two ships are stationed along Lebanon’s shores supplying the country and the refugee camps with uninterrupted electricity and, in Mozambique, the supply of electricity to its northern region from the single powership has created a boost for the citizens and industries located there.
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