Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for Q1 2020 down 68%

26 April 2020 (Last Updated April 21st, 2020 16:29)

Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for Q1 2020 down 68%

Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in Q1 2020 saw 133 tenders announced, marking a drop of 68% over the last four-quarter average of 422, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Middle East and Africa power industry tenders in Q1 2020: South Africa leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in Q1 2020 with 21 tenders and a share of 15.8%, down 5.8% over the previous quarter and down 85% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by Oman with 13 tenders and a share of 9.8% and Iraq with 12 tenders and a share of 9% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, South Africa held the top spot with 143 tenders, followed by Oman with 68 and Iraq with 19 tenders.

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Solar is top technology area for tenders in Q1 2020

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 32 tenders and a 57.1% share, followed by thermal with 16 tenders and a 28.6% share and hydro with seven tenders and a 12.5% 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 Q1 2020, with 40 tenders, followed by T&D Equipment (37) and T&D Project (36).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 46 tenders and a 34.6% share
  2. Project Implementation: 42 tenders and a 31.6% share
  3. Consulting & Similar Services: 22 tenders and a 16.5% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 21 tenders and a 15.8% share
  5. Electricity Supply: one tender and a 0.8% share
  6. Power Purchase Agreement: one tender and a 0.8% share.

Power tenders in Q1 2020: 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. Emirates Water and Electricity (United Arab Emirates): 1,500MW from one tender
  2. Renewable Energy Project Development Office (Saudi Arabia): 1,200MW from one tender
  3. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance: 798MW 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.