DNG Energy seeks to postpone South Africa emergency power case

2nd September 2021 By: Bloomberg

A losing bidder in a South African tender for the provision of 2 000 MW of power is asking for the postponement of a court case where it’s seeking for the award of the bulk of that contract to Turkey’s Karpowership to be halted.

In the case, due to be heard from Sept. 9, DNG Energy has alleged corruption on behalf of government officials in favoring Karpowership for the provision of gas-fired power plants. DNG maintains it should have been awarded the rights to build three power plants.

DNG now wants the case postponed to Nov. 31 when progress may have been made in a criminal case it has filed and parliamentary hearings into the matter may be complete, according to court documents it sent to Bloomberg.