MV Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan

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Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan
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Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan
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  • KPS Zeynep Sultan (2011– )
  • Explorer (2003–11)
  • Smit Explorer (1999–03)
  • Pavel Antokolsky (1984–99)
  • Karpowership (2011– )
  • Dockwise Shipping, Breda, Netherlands (2003–11)
  • Navigo Management Company Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus (2001–03)
  • Navigo Management Company Ltd., Singapore (2000–01)
  • Smit Transport & Heavy Lift B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands (1999–00)
  • Ukrainian Danube Shipping Co., Izmail, Ukraine (1984–99)
Operator: Karpowership
Port of registry:
Builder: Valmet Oy Vuosaari shipyard, Helsinki, Finland
Yard number: 315
Completed: September 1984
Homeport: Monrovia, Liberia
General characteristics
Class and type:
Length: 158.90 m (521 ft 4 in) (LOA)
Beam: 30.31 m (99 ft 5 in)
Draught: 4.94 m (16 ft 2 in)
Depth: 15.45 m (50 ft 8 in)
Installed power: 7,559 hp (5,637 kW)
  • 2x 9cyl Wärtsilä Type 9R32 (230x310) diesel engines
  • 2x propellers
Speed: 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph)
Capacity: 125 MW generation (as Powership)

The MV Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan is a Liberia-flagged Powership, a floating power plant, owned and operated by Karpowership. Built in 1984 by the Valmet Oy Helsingin Telakka in Vuosaari, Helsinki, Finland and christened MV Pavel Antokolsky, she sailed as a barge carrier under various names and flags until in 2015 she was converted into a Powership at the Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey. She is commissioned to supply electricity to the power grid in Amurang, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Barge carrier[edit]

Dutch barge carrier MV Explorer of Dockwise Shipping spotted April 2009 in Bremerhaven, Germany.

She was built by the Valmet Oy Vuosaari shipyard in Helsinki, Finland with yard number 315 as a barge carrier (LASH carrier) in September 1984. The 158.9 m (521 ft 4 in) (LOA) long vessel has a beam of 30.3 m (99 ft 5 in), a depth of 15.5 m (50 ft 10 in) and a draft of 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in) registered. Two four-stroke diesel engines with nine single-acting cylinders of Type 9R32 (230x310) manufactured by the Finnish Wärtsilä Diesel Oy give a total of 7,559 hp (5,637 kW) on two screws propelling the vessel at 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph).[1] By 8,638 DWT tonnage, she has a cargo capacity of 19,453 GT.[2][3][4][5]

She saw service under the names Pavel Antokolsky, Smit Explorer and Explorer before she was sold in 2011 to Karpowership.[2][4][5][6][7]


The originally barge carrier was converted into a Powership at the Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul. She was renamed Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan (KPS11).[8][7] The construction cost was partly financed by a credit in amount of US$75 million shared by the German Investment Corp. (DEG),[9] Netherlands Development Finance Co. (FMO) and Cordiant Capital Inc./ICF International.[10] She has a generation capacity of 125 MW on dual-fuel (HFO- and gas-fired).[8][10] The vessel is registered under the Liberian flag with homeport Monrovia.[2]

On 27 October 2015, the Powership set sail to Jakarta, Indonesia departing from Istanbul following a farewell ceremony, at which another Powership of the fleet, the KPS7 – Karadeniz Powership Ayşegül Sultan, weighed anchor to head to Ghana.[3][11] Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan arrived to Jakarta by the end of November 2015,[12] and sailed to Amurang, where she is helping to resolve the perennial power cuts in North Sulawesi.[10]

Ship's registry[edit]


  1. ^ "Explorer". Stichting Maritiem-Historische Databank. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  2. ^ a b c d "Karadeniz Powership Zeznep Sultan – 8116051 – Power Station Vessel". Maritime Connector. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  3. ^ a b "Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan". Marine Traffic. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  4. ^ a b c "Smit Explorer – IMO 8116051". Ship Spotting. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  5. ^ a b c "Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan – IMO 8116051". Ship Spotting. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  6. ^ a b "Explorer". My Ship. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  7. ^ a b c "Dockwise – Explorer". Tussen Hoek en Stad. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  8. ^ a b "Yüzen santraller Ayşegül Sultan Gana'ya, Zeynep Sultan Endonezya'ya uğurlandı". Deniz Haber Ajansı (in Turkish). 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  9. ^ "Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan Co" (PDF) (in German). DEG. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  10. ^ a b c "Karadeniz Powership Zeynep Sultan Co". FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  11. ^ "Ayşegül ve Zeynep Sultan yola çıktı". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2015-10-31.
  12. ^ "KPS Zeynep Sultan – Power Station Vessel". Vessel Finder. Retrieved 2015-11-02.

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