Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for Q3 2019 up 32%

7 December 2019 (Last Updated December 6th, 2019 11:18)

Power industry tenders in Middle East and Africa for Q3 2019 up 32%

Middle East and Africa power industry tenders activity in Q3 2019 saw 505 tenders announced, marking a rise of 32% over the last four-quarter average of 382, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Middle East and Africa power industry tenders in Q3 2019: South Africa leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in Q3 2019 with 226 tenders and a share of 44.8%, up 12.4% over the previous quarter and up 92% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by Oman with 87 tenders and a share of 17.2% and Namibia with 31 tenders and a share of 6.1% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, South Africa held the top spot with 118 tenders, followed by Oman with 38 and Saudi Arabia with 23 tenders.

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Thermal is top technology area for tenders in Q3 2019

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 44 tenders and a 55% share, followed by solar with 27 tenders and a 33.8% share and hydro with seven tenders and an 8.8% 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 Q3 2019, with 255 tenders, followed by T&D Project (165) and Generation Equipment (42).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 289 tenders and a 57.2% share
  2. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 108 tenders and a 21.4% share
  3. Project Implementation: 97 tenders and a 19.2% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: ten tenders and a 2% share
  5. Electricity Supply: one tender and a 0.2% share.

Power tenders in Q3 2019: 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): 2,000MW from one tender
  2. Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanon (Lebanon): 1,500MW from one tender
  3. Oman Power and Water Procurement (Oman): 1,000MW 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.