Powerships are ready to stop load-shedding in South Africa

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Karpowership South Africa spokesperson Patrick O’Driscall say they can supply enough electricity to stop most load-shedding – and do it at a lower cost than Eskom.

Karpowership South Africa is a subsidiary of Karadeniz Holding and is a registered company with local BEE partners and registered offices in the country.

It has responded to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s 2019 Request for Information (RFI) to procure power from independent producers.

Speaking to Biznews, O’Driscall said Karpowership could deliver between 700MW and 800MW immediately.

“I would then have the capability to incrementally increase that up to 2,000 plus megawatts over the following six months,” he said.

He said they can provide power to South Africa at R1.70 per kilowatt-hour, which is much less than the open-cycle gas turbines that Eskom is running.
 

Lupus

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Impossibly, Gwede says the government is covered in redtape and regulations. All stuff they could easily scrap but hey.
 

R13...

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Impossibly, Gwede says the government is covered in redtape and regulations. All stuff they could easily scrap but hey.
In his own words,
I am an old school Marxist, and I regard energy as a public good. The state has a responsibility to ensure that there is security of energy supply to society. How it secures and procures this is a different matter. But many things are possible.
The ANC will not accept a solution where none in their own inner circle benefit somehow. Even if disregarding that solution destroys the country whose interest they purport to serve. So year, they don't accept this even if it is cheaper than burning diesel.
 

Nerfherder

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Sorry, no tenders available. Not possible.
Read carefully, they have already done the BEE tender thing - and have still come in under the Eskom cost. Eskom could even resell this power and make some money.
 

jackshiels

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I think the name should be Patrick O’Driscoll. Never seen an O’Driscall from Irish background before.
 

LazyLion

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We've seen this article about 10 times over the last 5 years.... so when exactly are they going to start?
 

konfab

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and is a registered company with local BEE partners and registered offices in the country.
Oink Oink.

Isn't it nice to just be able to cash in on whatever services people desperately need because of your skin colour.
 

Mystic Twilight

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Yea this has been mentioned many times before over the years, they still need to build the interface to connect the moored ship to the grid which would have been operational by now if they started the building when this was initially proposed.
 

grok

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We've seen this article about 10 times over the last 5 years.... so when exactly are they going to start?
Never, as long as the ANC is in control, their ideology requires a perpetual crisis to "fight against".

If they ever solve the power, they'll manufacture some other crisis that they have to struggle against.
 

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Karpowership South Africa spokesperson Patrick O’Driscall say they can supply enough electricity to stop most load-shedding – and do it at a lower cost than Eskom.
 
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