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Powerships Pitched to Eskom as South Africa Battles Crisis

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Karpowership, a Turkish company that provides electricity from vessels moored offshore, said it has spoken to the South African government and the state utility about providing power to reduce shortages in the country.

The company, a subsidiary of Istanbul-based Karadeniz Holding AS, has surveyed the South African coastline for suitable sites to drop anchor, Sales Director Patrick O’Driscoll said in Johannesburg late Wednesday. As much as 2,000 megawatts of power could be added to the grid from five potential locations, he said.