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Middle East, Africa power industry tenders down 14pc in Q3


The power sector tenders activity in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region witnessed a slowdown during the third quarter with around 238 tenders announced, down 14 per cent compared to the last four-quarter average of 277, according to GlobalData’s power database.
Looking at tenders by country, South Africa led the activity in Q3 2020 with 102 tenders and a share of 42.9%, up 27.3% over the previous quarter and up 21% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by Oman with 17 tenders and a share of 7.1% and Namibia with 15 tenders and a share of 6.3% during the quarter.
Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Equipment was the most popular segment in MEA power tenders activity during Q3, with 77 tenders, followed by T&D Project (65) and Generation Equipment (47).
The proportion of tenders by category tracked by GlobalData in the quarter was as follows:
*Supply & Erection: 115 tenders and a 48.3% share
*Project Implementation: 67 tenders and a 28.2% share
*Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 34 tenders and a 14.3% share
*Consulting & Similar Services: 21 tenders and an 8.8% share
*Power Purchase Agreement: one tender and a 0.4% share.
*Power tenders in Q3 2020: Top issuers by capacity
The top issuers of tenders for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved in Middle East and Africa were:
*National Energy Regulator of South Africa (South Africa): 12,000MW from one tender
*Department of Mineral Resources and Energy: 2,000MW from one tender
*Oman Power and Water Procurement and World Bank Group (US): 1,000MW capacity from a tender.
Looking at the last four-quarter average, South Africa held the top spot with 84 tenders, followed by Oman with 43 and Iraq with 20 tenders, said the report by GlobalData.
Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 50 tenders and a 50.5% share, followed by solar with 35 tenders and a 35.4% share and biopower with five tenders and a 5.1% share, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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