Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in Q4 2019 saw 325 tenders announced, marking a drop of 24% over the last four-quarter average of 427, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Middle East and Africa power industry tenders in Q4 2019: Oman leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, Oman led the activity in Q4 2019 with 71 tenders and a share of 21.8%, up 5.2% over the previous quarter and up 27% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by South Africa with 69 tenders and a share of 21.2% and Iraq with 45 tenders and a share of 13.8% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, South Africa held the top spot with 149 tenders, followed by Oman with 56 and Saudi Arabia with 21 tenders.

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Thermal is top technology area for tenders in Q4 2019

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 37 tenders and a 53.6% share, followed by solar with 24 tenders and a 34.8% share and hydro with four tenders and a 5.8% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Project was the most popular segment in Middle East and Africa power tenders activity during Q4 2019, with 147 tenders, followed by T&D Equipment (104) and Generation Equipment (36).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 132 tenders and a 40.6% share
  2. Project Implementation: 92 tenders and a 28.3% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 86 tenders and a 26.5% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: 14 tenders and a 4.3% share
  5. Electricity Supply: one tender and a 0.3% share.

Power tenders in Q4 2019: Top companies by capacity

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

  1. Government of Iraq (Iraq): 750MW from one tender
  2. West African Power pool (Benin): 240MW from one tender
  3. Kenya Electricity Generating (Kenya): 140MW 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.