In December 2008, Karpowership signed a contract with Ministry of Electricity of Iraq (MoE) to deploy three Powerships of 520 MW in total. Karadeniz Powership Doğan Bey, Rauf Bey and Kaya Bey gradually started their operations in Basrah in the second half of 2010. Iraq holds a unique position for the Power of Friendship Project. Iraq is the first country where Karpowership deployed a Powership, the first country to order additional Powerships and the first country to extend its contract terms after initial term was successfully completed. Karpowership supplied 15% of Iraq’s total electricity needs.