While load shedding continues to be South Africa's reality over the next 18 months, Reuters recently reported that a Turkish company Karpowership submitted a plan to South Africa saying that they are able to provide several ships as a short term solution to the current power crisis in the country.
Azania Mosaka spoke to Energize editor Roger Lilley to get his insights on this the floating power station and whether it is a sustainable alternative.
One of the big advantages of these power ships is that they use the cheapest possible fuel to run the power station and that is called heavy fuel oil. It is about 30% the cost of diesel.— Roger Lilley, Editor - Energize magazine
The power quality is excellent because these ships are designed to run continuously.— Roger Lilley, Editor - Energize magazine
I really believe in the technology.— Roger Lilley, Editor - Energize magazine
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Meanwhile, Karpower head of global sales Patrick O'Driscoll says it is affordable.
It would certainly deliver significant savings to Eskom.— Patrick O'Driscoll, Head of global sales - Karpower
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