Turkey removes one of its eight floating power plants from Cuba

Floating power plant leaves Havana harbor

From our Bureau of Pathetic Temporary Solutions to Colossal Problems Caused by Socialism in Latrine American Totalitarian Hellholes

It looks as if Castro, Inc.’s temporary solution to the collapse of its electrical power grid might be failing.

The loss of one of the eight floating power plants rented from Turkey is being attributed to the expiration of a rental contract, but, as usual, any excuse given by Castro, Inc. is probably a lie. Yes, the contract might have expired, but why isn’t it being renewed? After all, Cuba’s power grid is in worse shape now than when the floating plants began to arrive.

This means that it is much more likely that there are at least two reasons for the departure of the Turkish power plant which Castro, Inc. doesn’t dare to divulge.

First, it is highly likely that Castro, Inc. failed to pay the rent. Second, it is also highly likely that Castro, Inc. doesn’t have enough high-quality fuel to run these gas-guzzling plants.

Stay tuned. These power plants will most probably leave one by one as their contracts expire. And the Turkish capitalists who were dumb enough to rent them out to Castro, Inc. will never see any of the rental income they expected.

Loosely translated from Periodico Cubano

The Electric Union of Cuba announced the departure from the country of one of the eight Turkish floating plants that were on the island to support the energy emergency. Now the west of the country will be left without 114 MW that Erin Sultan contributed.

According to the authorities of the sector, the patana Irem Sultan who had been transferred a few weeks ago to Santiago de Cuba, ended her contract with the country, for which she left the island and will be replaced by the Erin Sultan who was in the bay from Havana.

After several massive blackouts that left more than the eastern half of the country without electricity, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Vicente de la O Levy, recognized that the load balance in the national electrical network was not adequate, since the largest Generation was in the West and that energy had to move to the East, for which it was decided to send one of the floating power plants to Santiago.

The surprise departure of Erin Sultan raises the suspicion of non-payment problems to maintain all the mobile energy that is rented to the Turkish company. Currently, when the eight plants were in operation, they contributed more than a fifth of the electricity generation of the entire country.

The generation system in this way is very expensive, because in addition to paying the rental of the patanas, designed for an emergency situation, it is necessary to supply them with high-quality fuel that must be imported from abroad.

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