TimesLIVE timeslive.co.za 11 Jun, 2021 19:30 am

Power tender threatened with interdict

A losing bidder in a SA tender for the provision of 2,000 megawatts of power is seeking to interdict the winners from completing their agreements.

Most of the winning bidders have until the end of July to reach financial close on their agreements.That allegation has been rejected by the government and the winning bidders.The SA company had initially sought to have the entire bid process halted, but then agreed to seek to replace Karpowership to allow the court case to be resolved more urgently.A SA business organisation commissioned a legal opinion that argues SA’s transport minister can’t compel the national port authority to allow Karpowership’s floating power plants to moor in the country’s ports.

The application to the high court by DNG Energy Ltd.In addition to DNG’s court case, the tender faces other obstacles.

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