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Karpowership Obstacles Holding Back South Africa From Meeting Power Needs

A host of obstacles frustrating Karpowership’s efforts to supply South Africa with 1,220 megawatts of electricity is holding the country back from meeting its power needs, according to Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. 

The Turkish supplier of ship-mounted gas-fired power plants won a contract in April 2021 and was initially expected to start generating by August this year. Barriers include a legal challenge from a losing bidder and a long-awaited sign off from state power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.