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March 16, 2021

Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for February 2021 up 176%

By Amit Sharma

Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in February 2021 saw 188 tenders announced, marking a rise of 176% over the last 12-month average of 68, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Middle East and Africa power industry tenders in February 2021: South Africa leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in February 2021 with 98 tenders and a share of 52.1%, up 24.4% over the previous month and up 390% when compared with the last 12 month-average, followed by Kenya with 14 tenders and a share of 7.4% and Oman with 13 tenders and a share of 6.9% during the month.

Looking at the last 12-month average, South Africa held the top spot with 20 tenders, followed by Kenya with five and Namibia with three tenders.

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Solar is top technology area for tenders in February 2021

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 36 tenders and a 62.1% share, followed by thermal with 18 tenders and a 31% share and wind with two tenders and a 3.4% 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 February 2021, with 106 tenders, followed by Power Plant (30) and T&D Project (27).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 115 tenders and a 61.2% share
  2. Project Implementation: 42 tenders and a 22.3% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 21 tenders and an 11.2% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: nine tenders and a 4.8% share
  5. Power Purchase Agreement: one tender and a 0.5% share.

Power tenders in February 2021: 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. Government of South Africa: 2,600MW from one tender
  2. Germany Trade And Invest (Germany): 30MW from one tender
  3. Water Authority Jordan (Jordan): 1MW 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.

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