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January 8, 2021

Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for Q4 2020 a flat growth

Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in Q4 2020 saw 207 tenders announced, marking a flat growth over the last four-quarter average of 206, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Middle East and Africa power industry tenders in Q4 2020: South Africa leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in Q4 2020 with 67 tenders and a share of 32.4%, down 9.1% over the previous quarter and up 26% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by Kenya with 27 tenders and a share of 13% and Ethiopia with nine tenders and a share of 4.3% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, South Africa held the top spot with 53 tenders, followed by Oman with 26 and Iraq with 19 tenders.

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Solar is top technology area for tenders in Q4 2020

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 89 tenders and a 69% share, followed by thermal with 33 tenders and a 25.6% share and hydro with four tenders and a 3.1% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, Power Plant was the most popular segment in Middle East and Africa power tenders activity during Q4 2020, with 77 tenders, followed by T&D Equipment (56) and Generation Equipment (46).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 92 tenders and a 44.4% share
  2. Project Implementation: 79 tenders and a 38.2% share
  3. Consulting & Similar Services: 19 tenders and a 9.2% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 17 tenders and an 8.2% share.

Power tenders in Q4 2020: Top issuers by capacity

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

  1. Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy: 40MW from one tender
  2. Germany Trade And Invest (Germany): 39.8MW from two tenders
  3. Marula Platinum Mine: 10MW 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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