OSMAN KHAN- WORLD'S LARGEST POWER GENERATING SHIP

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The Floating 480 MW Power Generating Station

Built by Samsung Heavy industries in Japan, MV Karadeniz Power ship Osman Khan is a 480 Mega Watt huge power generating ship. The operating capacity n any grid is from 100kV to 420kV with two separate overhead lines.

This special service floating power plant was designed and sent to West Africa Ghana to supplement the country's electricity production and supply. Part of the nation's effort to boost it's economy by generating a constant power supply for industries and start-up companies.

Design, Features and Capacity

Originally, Osman Khan was built in the year 2000 as a cargo Ship (Bulk Cargo carrier) with a length of 299m (981 ft 0 inches) long and weighing approximately 100,330 Tons "Gross Weight Tonnage" and 184,744 Tons "Dead Weight Tonnage".

Formerly owned by a firm in Sydney Australia called Teekay shipping, which was sold as a part of deals between Turkish base companies and Australia based companies in an international transactions.

Price

Purchased in the region of $17 Million USD by Karadeniz company, with a lot of modification work done on the former Cargo Ship (MV Pacific Triangle), it was converted into a floating power generating ship a project which lasted from the year 2014 to the year 2016, then it was commissioned and sailed to West Africa Ghana to begin full operations.


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Genny McGeneratorFace...!!!

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I think only a brit will get that reference, its pretty funny! Do an internet search for boaty mcboatface.

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Oh!
Will do....

WOW! now that's interesting. it just sucks more to maintain it

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Give your reasons mate?

I never knew Samsung is into power plants too. I recently knew they're full weapon manufacturers.
480 MegaWatts!! That's about 643691Horse power. This is so huge; could power a whole city

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Samsung literally does everything, from robotics to bugs!

What is the power being generated with? i.e. Fuel Oil (bunker fuel)

If so, why not just build a power plant in Ghana?

I don't get the added complexity of having to anchor a vessel offshore and run transmission lines, especially when you would need to refuel at some point too.

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I think this is a Gas Turbine. You can use LNG (liquefied natural gas) or oil.

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The word Lease rings a bell?

It means Ghana can lease it to generate income as well as generate power for herself....

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Now that is an interesting twist.

And if Ghana falls behind on their payments, the owners simply disconnect, weigh anchor and head somewhere else.

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very true....but this is Ghana's property, they do that when whoever they lease it to refused to pay up😎

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Hmm, makes me want to look a little closer at Ghana.

That's some pretty rational thinking.

Rational thinking at a governmental level is pretty rare these days.