Middle East and Africa Chiller Market to Reach $1.3 Billion by 2024

  • Published: May 2019

Middle East and Africa (MEA) chiller market is expected to reach $1.3 billion by 2024, recording a CAGR of 3.6% during 2019-2024. Growing demand for chillers from the district cooling system, transportation and hospitality sectors is propelling the growth of the market. However, factors such as surging demand for inverter-based chillers is anticipated to provide huge opportunities for the market players in the coming years, according to P&S Intelligence.

However, during 2014-2015, Middle East and Africa chiller market recorded a dip in revenues due to slump in oil prices. This has also led to decrease in revenues generated by the oil & gas industry in the MEA region. However, factors like upcoming events, Dubai Expo 2020, FIFA World Cup 2022, and Africa Confederation Cup (AFCON) in 2019 has revived the MEA market. This has led to the construction of new stadiums and hotels, resulting in increased demand for chillers in the region.

Insights on market segments

Based on type, Middle East and Africa chiller market has been categorized into divided into screw, scroll, centrifugal, reciprocating, and absorption, where screw category contributed the largest share in 2018. Furthermore, screw category is subdivided into water-cooled and air-cooled screw chillers, where water-cooled screw chillers exhibited higher revenue share in 2018. The water-cooled screw chillers are considered to be more beneficial choice, when the cooling requirement is more than 5 MW of power. However, in terms of volume, air cooled screw chillers accounted for a significantly higher value than water-cooled category.

Based on end-user, Middle East and Africa chiller market has been divided into commercial, industrial and residential where commercial category generated the highest revenue in 2018. Commercial category is further sub-categorized in hospitality, transportation, offices and buildings, supermarket/hypermarket, healthcare, and government where transportation category is expected to grow with the fastest pace during 2019-2024; this is owing to the upcoming/ongoing metro projects in countries including Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Qatar, Nigeria, Egypt, and Israel.

In Saudi Arabia, there are three metro projects that are under-construction in Jeddah and Riyadh. Jeddah Metro, a $8.5 billion project, would consist of three lines, with around 55 stations under-construction and is set to be operational by 2020. For instance, in U.A.E., the red line metro is under-construction. Similarly, in Egypt, the third phase of line 3 would be connected to Rod Al-Farag axis. This would link the El Dabaa and Marsa Matrouh with Greater Cario, having 15 stations in between.

In the end-user category, the industrial segment is expected to register significant growth in the forecast period, owing to increasing projects in the oil & gas industry of the region. Countries such as Saudi Arabia and U.A.E are expected to register growth in the Middle East and Africa chiller market from the oil & gas industry. Saudi Arabia is registering expansion of spare oil production capacity, where around $20 billion is set to be invested. Apart from this, U.A.E. is also witnessing huge investments in oil & gas refinery expansion projects to increase the production capacity.

On the basis of country, U.A.E. is expected to exhibit a growth rate of 5.9% during 2019-2024, predominantly ascribed to the increasing hotel projects. In U.A.E., tourists’ attraction is being built across the Dubai; some of which include, Dubai Creek Harbour 2025, Heart of Europe 2020, Jewel of the Creek 2019, Marasi Business Bay 2022, and Marsa Al Arab 2020. These attractions are expected to drive the tourism industry in the city, which in-turn growth can be witnessed in hotel construction industry in the country.

Rising awareness toward inverter-based chillers to provide substantial opportunities

Inverter technology in chillers is highly efficient as compared to conventional AC systems. Inverter adjusts the power operation automatically depending upon the actual requirement, which eliminates the on/off operation in traditional systems. As a result, it reduces energy bill up to 50%. It provides benefits including low electricity bill, stable temperature, quick cooling, no sound disturbance, and longer life. The country is focusing on the adoption of energy efficient cooling and heating solutions.

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Middle East and Africa Chiller Market Competitive Landscape

The rivalry in Middle East and Africa chiller market is high with moderate differentiation in the products offered by top companies. One of the top companies that has been observed in market was Ingersoll-Rand Plc, an Ireland based company. The company offers its products and services under brands such as Ingersoll Rand, Trane, Club Car, and Thermo King, where Trane caters the chiller category, and is largely popular in the region, especially in Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Nigeria, Qatar, and South Africa.

Some of the key players in the Middle East and Africa chiller market include GAMI Air Conditioners Manufacturing Company L.L.C., Midea Group Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Zamil Air Conditioners, Petra Engineering Industries Co., S.K.M Air Conditioning LLC, Daikin Industries Ltd., United Technologies Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand plc, and Johnson Controls International Plc.

Middle East and Africa Chiller Market Segmentation

Market Segmentation by Type

  • Screw
    • Water-cooled
    • Air-cooled
  • Centrifugal
  • Scroll
    • Air-cooled
    • Water-cooled
  • Absorption
    • Direct-fired
    • Hot water
    • Steam
  • Reciprocating
    • Air-cooled
    • Water-cooled

Market Segmentation by End-User

  • Commercial
    • Hospitality
    • Transportation
    • Offices and buildings
    • Healthcare
    • Supermarket/Hypermarket
    • Government
    • Others (Data centers, banks, departmental stores, and convenience stores)
  • Industrial
    • Oil & gas
    • Food & beverage
    • Energy and utilities
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Automotive
    • Others (Electronics, textile, and chemical and cement industries)
  • Residential

Market Segmentation by Country

  • Saudi Arabia
  • U.A.E.
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Oman and Bahrain
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Ivory Coast
  • Uganda
  • Rest of MEA