Power ship from Turkey arrives at Karachi Port

The plant will be formally inducted in the national grid for power generation on November 20.

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2010, 22:47 PM IST

Karachi: A Turkish ship carrying a rental
power plant with a 232 megawatt power generation capacity
arrived at the Pakistan`s southern port city Karachi on Thursday to
generate electricity for the national grid system here.

As per an agreement between the local government and
Turkish firm Karkey Karadeniz Electrik Uretim A.S, the ship
sailed from Tuzla port of Turkey to Karachi, which is facing
frequent power breakdowns and loadshedding, causing losses to
business set-ups.

The ship will shift the plant to the Korangi thermal
power plant on November 20, said Asad Mehmood, the project
director and manager associated with the ship `Kaya Bey`.

The plant will be formally inducted in the national
grid for power generation on November 20, he added.
Mehmood said the ship anchored after fulfilling all
the formalities of the port and that of the environment
department.

For the past few years, power generation crisis has
become acute in many parts of Pakistan particularly in
Karachi.

The government has been trying to increase the power
generation capacity in the country with the help of rental
power plants, which has led to allegations of corruption from
the opposition against the government.

PTI