The Greek gas extraction vessel, which was brought by Israel to the Karish field, provoked internal reactions between the completion of the maritime negotiations and the risk of a maritime conflict. The SBI investigated the ship’s specifications and its voyage. Energy Power set off from Singapore, then crossed the Suez Canal in an unconventional procedures. Its crossing required complex navigational arrangements and measures over days, given its total tonnage of 92,680 tons and its height of 69.5 meters above sea level.
Energy Power is capable of extracting 18,000 barrels per day of crude oil, with a storage capacity of approximately one million barrels per day of crude oil.
The ship is specialized in extracting, storing and unloading liquefied gas. It is equipped with the latest technology, after it took more than a year to build it in Singapore, at a cost of more than $500 million.
A team of senior guides from the Suez Canal Authority led it successfully to reach the Karish field, led by four locomotives.
Internal and external attention is directed to the Lebanese territorial waters, specifically to the ship of the decisive stage, and the fateful moments that will shape Lebanon’s oil future.