General Electric (GE) has received a contract to supply 16 power transformers for installation onboard powerships which are being built by Karadeniz Energy Group affiliate Karpowership in Turkey.
Under the contract, GE will deliver the power transformers of 100 MVA and 200 MVA by the end of 2016. The company will also be responsible for the deployment, field tests and replacement part provision works, the manufacturer said in a statement.
With a total installed capacity of 1 GW, the new powerships include the world's largest of its kind with 486 MW capacity. They are expected to generate electricity required to power approximately 17 million households per annum.
The powerships, also known as floating power plants, are used to address short-term energy problems by connecting into the electricity grid immediately upon berthing.