Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for July 2020 down 35%

12 August 2020 (Last Updated August 12th, 2020 08:47)
Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for July 2020 down 35%

Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in July 2020 saw 60 tenders announced, marking a drop of 35% over the last 12-month average of 92, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in July 2020 with 22 tenders and a share of 36.7%, up 1.4% over the previous month and down 21% when compared with the last 12 month-average, followed by Namibia with eight tenders and a share of 13.3% and Iraq with five tenders and a share of 8.3% during the month.

Looking at the last 12-month average, South Africa held the top spot with 28 tenders, followed by Oman with 14 and Iraq with six tenders.

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Thermal is top technology area for tenders in July 2020

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 15 tenders and a 57.7% share, followed by solar with eight tenders and a 30.8% share and wind with two tenders and a 7.7% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment in Middle East and Africa as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Project was the most popular segment in July 2020, with 21 tenders, followed by Generation Equipment (14) and T&D Equipment (14).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 25 tenders and a 41.7% share
  2. Project Implementation: 21 tenders and a 35% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: eight tenders and a 13.3% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: six tenders and a 10% share.

Power tenders in July 2020: 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. Oman Power and Water Procurement (Oman): 1,000MW from one tender
  2. Eskom Holdings SOC (South Africa): 80MW from one tender
  3. Electricity Development (Cameroon): 72MW 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.