Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for October 2020 down 24%

10 November 2020 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2020 10:41)

Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for October 2020 down 24%
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Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in October 2020 saw 52 tenders announced, marking a drop of 24% over the last 12-month average of 68, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in October 2020 with 24 tenders and a share of 46.2%, up 1.9% over the previous month and up 41% when compared with the last 12 month-average, followed by Namibia with six tenders and a share of 11.5% and Bahrain with three tenders and a share of 5.8% during the month.

Looking at the last 12-month average, South Africa held the top spot with 17 tenders, followed by Oman with eight and Iraq with six tenders.

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Thermal is top technology area for tenders in October 2020

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 12 tenders and a 50% share, followed by solar with 11 tenders and a 45.8% share and geothermal with one tender and a 4.2% 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 2020, with 19 tenders, followed by Power Plant (13) and Generation Equipment (11).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 27 tenders and a 51.9% share
  2. Project Implementation: 14 tenders and a 26.9% share
  3. Consulting & Similar Services: seven tenders and a 13.5% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: four tenders and a 7.7% share.

Power tenders in October 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. Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy: 40MW from one tender
  2. Germany Trade & Invest (Germany): 38MW from one tender
  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.