Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in October 2021 saw 219 tenders announced, marking a rise of 34% over the last 12-month average of 163, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in October 2021 with 110 tenders and a share of 50.2%, down 1% over the previous month and up 39% when compared with the last 12 month-average, followed by Kenya with 13 tenders and a share of 5.9% and Lebanon with nine tenders and a share of 4.1% during the month.

Looking at the last 12-month average, South Africa held the top spot with 79 tenders, followed by Kenya with ten and Jordan with four tenders.

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Solar is top technology area for tenders in October 2021

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 51 tenders and a 66.2% share, followed by thermal with 22 tenders and a 28.6% share and wind with three tenders and a 3.9% 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 October 2021, with 106 tenders, followed by Power Plant (46) and T&D Project (35).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 125 tenders and a 57.1% share
  2. Project Implementation: 69 tenders and a 31.5% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 19 tenders and an 8.7% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: five tenders and a 2.3% share
  5. Power Purchase Agreement: one tender and a 0.5% share.

Power tenders in October 2021: Top companies by capacity

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

  1. Renewable Energy and Electricity Efficiency Organization: 10,000MW from one tender
  2. Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (South Africa): 2,600MW from one tender
  3. Specialized Sun for Renewable Energy: 100MW 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.