Karpowership, the Turkish company seeking to supply 1,220MW of electricity to South Africa, said it doesn’t plan to abandon its work in the country even after setbacks to all three projects.
The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment rejected an application to moor a ship-mounted power plant capable of generating about 450MW at the Coega harbour in the Eastern Cape province and Karpowership temporarily withdrew an application for a plant of the same size at Richards Bay on the east coast.
The request for a 320MW plant in Saldanha on the west coast was suspended pending an investigation into allegations made by an environmental nonprofit that its consultants misrepresented small-scale fishers.
Karpowership said it will seek a solution to the Coega rejection, has responded to the allegations and will resubmit the Richards Bay application when an administrative error is rectified.
Copyright: News Central TV
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.