Powerships can generate electricity in a cost-effective way © Karpowership
Powerships can generate electricity in a cost-effective way © Karpowership

SA turns to 'powerships' to address energy problems

25 March 2021

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has named Karpowership SA (KPSA) as preferred bidder for a contract to develop floating power stations in several of the country’s ports.

The country has turned to the idea of “powerships”, which are powered by LNG and generate electricity, to alleviate its power supply problems.

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