Three floating power stations, which use Liquefied Natural Gas to produce electricity, will be docked at Saldanha, Richards Bay and Gqeberha as part of South Africa’s Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. The Turkish-based Karadeniz Energy Group, which is expected to dock its “powerships” in South African waters around August 2022, has previously promised to deliver energy to Eskom at a cheaper rate than what it costs the utility to burn diesel to generate electricity – something it does in emergencies. But environmental groups have raised concerns around the continued use of fossil fuels. Researchers have warned that Karpowership’s 20-year contract could generate close to 20 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per site.