Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in May 2021 saw 156 tenders announced, marking a rise of 47% over the last 12-month average of 106, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in May 2021 with 84 tenders and a share of 53.8%, down 1.7% over the previous month and up 87% when compared with the last 12 month-average, followed by Kenya with 16 tenders and a share of 10.3% and Oman with eight tenders and a share of 5.1% during the month.

Looking at the last 12-month average, South Africa held the top spot with 45 tenders, followed by Kenya with eight and Oman with four tenders.

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Solar is top technology area for tenders in May 2021

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 23 tenders and a 57.5% share, followed by thermal with 12 tenders and a 30% share and hydro with three tenders and a 7.5% 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 May 2021, with 90 tenders, followed by T&D Project (25) and Power Plant (19).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 100 tenders and a 64.1% share
  2. Project Implementation: 32 tenders and a 20.5% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 18 tenders and an 11.5% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: six tenders and a 3.8% share.

Power tenders in May 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. Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (Kuwait): 3,000MW from one tender
  2. Sustainable Energy Authority: 3MW from one tender
  3. College of Banking and Financial Studies: 0.2MW 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.