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MEA power industry tenders up 2pc in August

DUBAI, September 22, 2020

There has been a 2 per cent jump in tender activity linked to power industry projects across Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in August with 83 tenders announced compared to last 12-month quarter average of 81, according to GlobalData’s power database.
The growth was mainly driven by one segment - Transmission and Distribution (T&D), it stated.
Looking at tenders by country, Oman led the Middle East with 11 tenders and Iraq with six, while Africa was dominated by South Africa which led the activity last month with 38 tenders and a share of 45.8%, up 9.5% over the previous month and up 65% when compared to the last 12 month-average, followed by Kenya with seven tenders and a share of 8.4%.
In the MEA tally, Oman with seven tenders, had a share of 8.4% during the month, stated GlobalData. 
Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 19 tenders and a 52.8% share, followed by solar with nine and a 25% share and biopower with four tenders and an 11.1% share.
The proportion of tenders by category tracked by GlobalData in the month was as follows:
Supply & Erection: 42 tenders and a 50.6% share
Project Implementation: 17 tenders and a 20.5% share
Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 15 tenders and an 18.1% share
Consulting & Similar Services: nine tenders and a 10.8% share.
Power tenders in August 2020: Top issuers by capacity
The top issuers of tenders for the month in terms of power capacity involved in MEA were:
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy: 2,000 MW from one tender
Sasol (South Africa): 20MW from one tender
Societe Nationale d’electricite du Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso): 9MW capacity from one tender.
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 August with 30 tenders, followed by T&D Projects (19) and Generation Equipment (17).-TradeArabia News Service


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