Ukraine is considering the possibility of renting floating thermal power plants.
The Turkish company Karpowership, which owns the world’s largest fleet of energy barges, is negotiating to place three of them in Odesa, the company’s top manager Zeynep Kharezi said. According to her, the company is discussing this with the authorities in Odesa and the Ukrainian state energy company Ukrenergo. This would involve placing three power plants with a total capacity of 300 MW near Odesa. In addition to commercial and technical parameters, the parties need to settle the issue of vessel safety. Kharezi believes that, as in the case of the grain initiative, this may require UN mediation. “Depending on needs and approvals, we could do it by the end of the year. The ships are ready, and we can deploy them in three weeks,” she clarified.