Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We are committed to employing as many people from local communities as possible, at every level in our business.

No. The Powerships use seawater to cool the engines, but nothing is added to that water when it returns to the sea. Unlike land based power plants, no water is required from water-courses and so water availability for drinking and agriculture, for example, is not reduced at all.”

Wind and solar should absolutely be included in the energy mix, and Powerships complement these technologies when they fall short. Every technology has advantages, and to provide clean, reliable and low cost electricity there needs to be a balance of generation mix. Powerships are already built and ready to provide much needed power immediately whilst further renewable projects are being constructed.

Yes. This process is underway and the independent environmental practitioner is undertaking a thorough assessment of all aspects of the project for submission to the government for decision making.

The Powerships are fully constructed and ready to deliver power to the grid.

No. Powerships and the gas-related technologies have proven to be extremely safe through decades of operations around the world. Karpowership is the leading global company in this industry and takes safety as top priority. As part of EIA process, risks have been assessed as being far lower than many of the industries already present in the local area.

No. We work together with industry specialists and scientists to ensure that we understand and do not negatively impact fish stocks or the livelihoods of small-scale fisher folk. The availability of reliable power and the wide-ranging economic development activities will positively benefit this community for many years to come.

Karpowership will provide both financial and non-financial support to entrepreneurs and small business in the Ports of Nqgura, Saldanha Bay and Richards Bay. This support will not only be for those looking to sell services and supplies to the Powerships but will be open to a wide range of businesses in all fields.

Yes. In many of the developing markets we operate, we see first-hand the barriers girls face in accessing education.
Girl Power grew through a profound belief that we have a responsibility to invest in communities, not only through providing energy to light homes and businesses, but to invest in the people and their futures. Since 2010, our commitment to supporting girls and their communities has grown, and we’re now able to make a positive impact for around 1,400 girls across the world each year.