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Turkey’s Karpowership says it is shutting down power to Lebanon

Karpowership’s Orhan Bey, an electricity-generating ship from Turkey, is seen docked at the port of Jiyyeh, south of Beirut, on Aug. 10, 2017. (Credit: Aziz Taher/Reuters)

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL — Turkey’s Karpowership, which provides electricity to Lebanon from two barges, said on Friday it was shutting down supplies over payment arrears and after a legal threat to its vessels in the country, which is in the midst of a deep economic crisis.

The company, which supplies Lebanon with 370 megawatts, or the equivalent of about a quarter of the country’s current supply, had told the government this week that it would have to take the step if there were no moves to reach a settlement.

The company said in a statement it was shutting down the power supply on Friday, and a source familiar with the situation said the measure was taken around 8 a.m. as fuel on the vessels had run down.


BEIRUT/ISTANBUL — Turkey’s Karpowership,
which provides electricity to Lebanon from two barges, said on
Friday it was shutting down supplies over payment arrears and
after a legal threat to its vessels in the country, which is in
the midst of a deep economic crisis.
The company, which supplies Lebanon with 370 megawatts, or the equivalent of about a...