Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in August 2020 saw 83 tenders announced, marking a rise of 2% over the last 12-month average of 81, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Middle East and Africa power industry tenders in August 2020: South Africa leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in August 2020 with 38 tenders and a share of 45.8%, up 9.5% over the previous month and up 65% when compared with the last 12 month-average, followed by Kenya with seven tenders and a share of 8.4% and Oman with seven tenders and a share of 8.4% during the month.

Looking at the last 12-month average, South Africa held the top spot with 23 tenders, followed by Oman with 11 and Iraq with six tenders.

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Thermal is top technology area for tenders in August 2020

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 19 tenders and a 52.8% share, followed by solar with nine tenders and a 25% share and biopower with four tenders and an 11.1% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment in Middle East and Africa as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Equipment was the most popular segment in August 2020, with 30 tenders, followed by T&D Project (19) and Generation Equipment (17).

The proportion of tenders by category tracked by GlobalData in the month was as follows:

  1. Supply & Erection: 42 tenders and a 50.6% share
  2. Project Implementation: 17 tenders and a 20.5% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 15 tenders and an 18.1% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: nine tenders and a 10.8% share.

Power tenders in August 2020: Top issuers by capacity

The top issuers of tenders for the month in terms of power capacity involved in Middle East and Africa were:

  1. Department of Mineral Resources and Energy: 2,000MW from one tender
  2. Sasol (South Africa): 20MW from one tender
  3. Societe Nationale d’electricite du Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso): 9MW capacity from one tender.

All publicly-announced tenders are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported tenders are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.