Karpowership has stopped supplying Lebanon with electric power from its two ships, Fatma Gul Sultan and Orhan Bey, located opposite the Jiyeh and Zouk factories, respectively, with the expiry of the contract this morning. Karpowership will inform the Lebanese people through the media of the withdrawal of its two vessels, respectively, in due course.
A spokesman for the company stated, in a statement, that “as of October 1, our contract with EDL has ended, and therefore, we will begin the process of withdrawing the two ships. We are fully aware of the severe energy crisis in the country. During the eight years that we have been working in Lebanon, and on the Despite all the challenges, we have done everything in our power to support the Lebanese people and government to address the fundamental challenges facing the country. We wish the best to the Prime Minister, his government, and the country as a whole in the coming months and years.”
The spokesman stressed that “Carpowership has been operating its two ships since 2013, providing Lebanon with one of the least expensive and most reliable sources of energy, generating about 370 megawatts, or 25% of the total energy production in Lebanon, and the equivalent of 4-6 hours of electrical power per day.”