Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in March 2021 saw 216 tenders announced, marking a rise of 170% over the last 12-month average of 80, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in March 2021 with 112 tenders and a share of 51.9%, up 2.7% over the previous month and up 300% when compared with the last 12 month-average, followed by Iraq with 13 tenders and a share of 6% and Kenya with 12 tenders and a share of 5.6% during the month.

Looking at the last 12-month average, South Africa held the top spot with 28 tenders, followed by Kenya with six and Oman with four tenders.

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Solar is top technology area for tenders in March 2021

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 29 tenders and a 59.2% share, followed by thermal with ten tenders and a 20.4% share and hydro with seven tenders and a 14.3% 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 March 2021, with 141 tenders, followed by T&D Project (30) and Power Plant (27).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 152 tenders and a 70.4% share
  2. Project Implementation: 40 tenders and an 18.5% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 17 tenders and a 7.9% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: six tenders and a 2.8% share
  5. Power Purchase Agreement: one tender and a 0.5% share.

Power tenders in March 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. Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (South Africa): 2,600MW from one tender
  2. Kenya Tea Development Agency (Kenya): 1MW from one tender
  3. Germany Trade And Invest (Germany): 0.22MW 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.