Cambodia negotiating powership contract with Karadeniz

Amid a severe power shortage across the country, the head of Cambodia’s Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) has flown to Turkey to negotiate a long-term charter of one of Karadeniz’s powerships, a series of converted capesizes that have been turned into floating power stations.

“Mr Keo Rattanak will immediately fly to Turkey to bring a ship with a 200MW capacity to supply [us]. If a price is agreed upon, we’ll hire [the ship] to supply Phnom Penh’s needs for a few years, initially,” Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen said yesterday, addressing growing concerns about blackouts the country is experiencing.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


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