An Update from our Weekly Energy, Mining and Engineering Law Alerts (6 May 2021)
Government named eight preferred bidders in March this year for a government tender to produce 2 000 megawatts of emergency power. Three of Turkey’s Karpowership floating gas powers stations were among the eight projects chosen. If the deal goes through, five floating powerships will be moored at Saldanha Bay, Richards Bay and Port of Ngqura.
Several issues have been raised since the announcement such as concerns regarding costs, environmental matters, the lengthy contract lock-in and the permission required from Transnet to occupy harbour space. The emergency power tender is now also being challenged in court.
Here is some of the information that we recently shared with subscribers of our weekly Energy, Mining and Engineering Law Alerts on this topic.
2021 Apr 29 Fin24
This article deals with:
· The environmental impact assessments completed by Karpowership SA’s environmental impact practitioners. The assessments indicate that the deal could go ahead and have been submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for approval.
· The 20-year power purchase agreement that the Department of Energy intends to sign should the necessary authorisations be obtained.
2021 Apr Fin24
2021 May 3 News24
2021 Apr 23 Daily Maverick
2021 May 2 Business Day
2021 May 3 Engineering News
2021 May 2 Citizen
2021 Apr 29 News
2021 Apr 30 Reuters
2021 Apr 29 Business Day