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APR 11, 2013 - The Guardian

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The Turkish 'power ship' keeping the lights on in Lebanon

A ship moored off Beirut is helping Lebanon overcome electricity shortages – and many developing countries may follow suitMoored at a specially constructed dock 100 metres off the coast of Beirut, a huge hulk of a ship rises impressively at dusk against the fading pinks and blues of the western sky. But this is not a US aircraft carrier or foreign warship sent to keep an eye on politically fragile Lebanon; its purpose is more peaceful, but in its way, equally dramatic.The ship, the Fatmagül Sultan, is the centrepiece of an innovative project to overcome chronic electricity shortages in ... Read More

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