The Qatar HVAC maintenance service market is projected to generate $389.6 million revenue by 2030, advancing at a CAGR of 6.1% during 2022–2030. This will be due to the steady growth in the HVAC industry, increasing demand for annual maintenance contracts, and growing construction business.
During the pandemic, with social isolation being one of the foremost strategies to prevent the spread of the disease, many companies were forced to temporarily close, lay off personnel, or shift to operating remotely. Many HVAC businesses witnessed a major drop in revenue, as consumers tried to avoid being exposed to someone who might be harboring the disease. As a result, in order to keep their heads above water, companies resorted to laying off their staff. On the other side, the classification of HVAC as a necessary industry, owing to the extreme heat the country experiences, has offered some opportunities, with a few businesses reporting an increase in activity and others beginning to hire and train.
The ventilation category is expected to witness the highest CAGR, around 8% during the forecast period. Amidst the growth in the awareness of energy efficiency, keeping ventilation systems, along with fans, in a good condition has become a prerequisite. Ventilation fans account for the majority of the HVAC maintenance expenses in the country, as poor maintenance can reduce the fan efficiency by as much as 50%.
Dirt that has accumulated inside ventilation systems acts as insulation, causing the cooling system to operate at elevated temperatures. This is a common cause of a short equipment life and premature failure, leading to earlier-than-normal maintenance requirements. Although using a vacuum cleaner is sufficient for cleaning the ventilation fans, owing to the large dust particle size, the scraping of the blades is also sometimes necessary.
Moreover, the demand for air cleaners is increasing. The country, being an oil-based economy, has one of the highest GHG and PM emissions across the globe. These factors lead to a regular residue buildup and choking of the air cleaners, in turn, leading to health and safety issues, as well as a reduction in the life span of the overall system. Hence, regular maintenance and cleaning services are necessary for preserving the efficiency and extending the lifespan of air cleaners.
Moreover, the industrial category held the second-largest share. Within the Qatar industrial HVAC maintenance service market, the oil and gas industry accounted for the major revenue share in 2022, followed by energy and utilities. A refinery usually consists of around 60 HVAC systems, primarily air conditioning systems for offices and workstations.
Additionally, PPM maintenance services are a key trend in the industry, with work-order-based services being highly popular. As the country is expanding its refinery capacity, via projects at North Field by Qatar Petroleum and Qatar LNG, the demand for HVAC systems and maintenance services is set to increase in the oil and gas category during the forecast period.
Moreover, the southern region of the country held the largest share in 2022. As the climate of southern Qatar demands HVAC systems, especially at commercial spaces, the requirement for proper maintenance service is also notably increasing. Moreover, Qatar is constructing metro lines and airports, thus resulting in the proliferation of the HVAC installation base. This is expected to support the industry growth in southern Qatar at a significant CAGR during the forecast period.
The major players operating in the Qatar HVAC maintenance service market are Electromechanical Maintenance Services (EMS) WLL, EMCO-Qatar, Metri Engineering Services (MES) Qatar WLL, Cayan Facility Management, Johnson Controls, Leminar Air Conditioning Company LLC, Daikin Industries Ltd., and Crafters Qatar.