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Karpowership Appeal Fails in Blow to S. Africa Power Supply

  • Environmental appeal can be resubmitted, company says
  • Turkish firm plans to supply over 1,200 MW to South Africa
The Karmol LNGT Powership Asia floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), operated by Karpowership, docked at Cape Town.

The Karmol LNGT Powership Asia floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), operated by Karpowership, docked at Cape Town.

Photographer: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg
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Karpowership, the Turkish company seeking to supply more than 1,200 megawatts of power to South Africa, said its appeal to overturn an environmental ruling against its plans has failed in another blow to the country’s attempts to resolve an electricity crisis.

The company, which supplies ship-mounted gas-fired power plants, will be allowed to correct “perceived gaps” in its application and resubmit, it said in a statement sent to Bloomberg on Sunday.