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Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for Q1 2021 up 197%

20 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 20th, 2021 10:44)

Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for Q1 2021 up 197%

Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in Q1 2021 saw 544 tenders announced, marking a rise of 197% over the last four-quarter average of 183, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Middle East and Africa power industry tenders in Q1 2021: South Africa leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in Q1 2021 with 246 tenders and a share of 45.2%, up 14.3% over the previous quarter and up 364% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by Kenya with 37 tenders and a share of 6.8% and Oman with 22 tenders and a share of 4% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, South Africa held the top spot with 53 tenders, followed by Kenya with 13 and Oman with nine tenders.

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Solar is top technology area for tenders in Q1 2021

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 104 tenders and a 57.5% share, followed by thermal with 52 tenders and a 28.7% share and hydro with 12 tenders and a 6.6% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Equipment was the most popular segment in Middle East and Africa power tenders activity during Q1 2021, with 282 tenders, followed by Power Plant (97) and T&D Project (88).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 323 tenders and a 59.4% share
  2. Project Implementation: 132 tenders and a 24.3% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 60 tenders and an 11% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: 27 tenders and a 5% share
  5. Power Purchase Agreement: two tenders and a 0.4% share.

Power tenders in Q1 2021: 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. Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (South Africa) and Government of South Africa: 2,600MW from one tender
  2. Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Morocco): 400MW from one tender
  3. Tanzania Electric Supply (Tanzania): 284MW capacity from three tenders.

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.