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Middle East and Africa Repair and Rehabilitation Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 100 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Africa, Middle East
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5764900
The Middle East and African repair and rehabilitation market is expected to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.

Construction activities across the world faced major disruptions during COVID-19. Labor shortages, strict social distancing norms, and supply chain disruptions led to major construction activities coming to a standstill. However, with almost all restrictions being lifted and the manufacturing and services sector slowly progressing toward post-pandemic recovery, the construction sector is expected to witness a strong revival in the coming years.

Key Highlights

  • In view of the impending climate change, governments are now working to safeguard their national and municipal infrastructure by investing heavily in rehabilitation projects in a bid to make these infrastructures climate-resilient.
  • On the flip side, high initial investment requirements and engineering challenges associated with the repair of various heritage infrastructures could relatively affect the demand for the repair and rehabilitation market during the forecast period.
  • However, rising seismic activity across the globe and the resultant increase in natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes could potentially drive demand for disaster-proofing of major infrastructure across the region.
  • South Africa is expected to lead the demand for repair and rehabilitation market across Middle-East and African regions.

MEA Repair & Rehabilitation Market Trends

Rising Infrastructure Repair and Rehabilitation Across the Region

  • Growing population and urbanization across the region has prompted the government of major economies to revisit their approach to sustaining present municipal and national infrastructure. Rising investments in such rehabilitation projects are an indicator of the government taking due cognizance of the need for better and sustainable infrastructure for both social and economic development.
  • For instance, in 2022, after receiving funding of USD 22.74 million from ZimFund, phase II of the ZimFund Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (EPIRP II) reached its last leg of implementation, delivering a 175 MVA transformer to the population in the Midlands, Mashonaland East and West provinces of Zimbabwe.
  • Similarly, in Egypt, the Railway Improvement and Safety for Egypt project undertaken by the Ministry of Transport and Egyptian National Railways is expected to see completion by late 2027, standing at a valuation of USD 440 million. The project aims to substantially improve the safety and service quality of railway services along the Alexandria-Cairo-Nag Hammadi corridor.
  • Some of the places and monuments of historical heritage and religious importance are also being considered in the repair and rehabilitation agenda across the region. For instance, in January 2022, the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council approved the 'Rehabilitation and Revitalisation of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood Strategy' in a bid to revive the Al Fahidi historical area in Dubai.
  • Various repair and rehabilitation projects across the region are also being undertaken by global entities. One such project titled 'Beirut Housing Rehabilitation and Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) Recovery Project' is being undertaken by the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), with approval for the project being granted in February 2022.
  • The two-pronged project undertaken by UN-Habitat intends to provide rehabilitation for housing of historical significance while also providing emergency support to creative entities in the cultural sector in and around the explosion areas in Beirut. With a total valuation of USD 12.75 million, the first part of the project, housing recovery, may consist of residential housing rehabilitation followed by providing the technical assistance required for rental support.
  • The growing focus on infrastructure development may play a vital role in inviting higher investments into the infrastructure construction sector, thereby driving demand for repair and rehabilitation activities across the region.

South Africa to Lead Market

  • The National Treasury of South Africa has acknowledged the risks presented to the country with the impending climate change and is duly working with its partners to mitigate these risks by ensuring the municipal and national infrastructures are climate-resilient through repair and rehabilitation projects.
  • In June 2022, the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government announced a multimillion project valued at ZAR 500 million (USD 34.5 million) for the upgradation and rehabilitation of strategic roads which were damaged by the recent floods.
  • The Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure has also announced National Infrastructure Plan 2050 in order to help attain the country's long-term social and economic goals. An estimated ZAR 6 trillion (USD 414 billion) is required to deliver infrastructure in line with the National Development Plan (NDP) objectives.
  • A few infrastructure rehabilitation projects are already underway. For instance, the Smart Harbours Programme is one such project which is aimed at revitalizing harbors in the Western Cape and developing new harbors in the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal. While the new harbors are in the building stage, the repair and maintenance work is expected to be completed by 2022.
  • Other parts of the National Infrastructure Plan 2050 include the rehabilitation of existing water, energy, and ecological infrastructure, along with the rehabilitation of major rail corridors. For instance, the North-South Rail Corridor infrastructure and logistics study is expected to focus on the rehabilitation and upgradation of the rail corridor with the support of financing from the SADC Infrastructure Project Preparation Fund.
  • Therefore, with active investment and initiation from the government, the repair and rehabilitation market across South Africa shows great potential for growth during the forecast period.

MEA Repair & Rehabilitation Market Competitor Analysis

The repair and rehabilitation market in the Middle East and Africa is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the major players are MAPEI SpA, Sika AG, Fosroc, Saint Gobain, BASF SE, and other companies.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Rehabilitation Projects Aimed at Preparing the Infrastructure for Climate Change
4.1.2 Rising Number of Government Initiated Projects in View of Social and Economic Development
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 High Initial Investment and Engineering Challenges
4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)
5.1 Product Type
5.1.1 Injection Grouting Materials
5.1.2 Modified Mortars
5.1.3 Fiber Wrapping Systems
5.1.4 Rebar Protectors
5.1.5 Micro-concrete Mortars
5.1.6 Other Product Types
5.2 Sector
5.2.1 Commercial
5.2.2 Industrial
5.2.3 Infrastructure
5.2.4 Residential
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Saudi Arabia
5.3.2 United Arab Emirates
5.3.3 South Africa
5.3.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa

6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Al Geemi Contracting LLC
6.4.2 BASF SE
6.4.3 CICO Group
6.4.4 Colas South Africa (Pty) Ltd
6.4.5 Fosroc
6.4.6 Freyssinet
6.4.7 Hilti Corporation
6.4.8 Kryton International Inc.
6.4.9 MAPEI SpA
6.4.10 Penetron
6.4.11 Saint Gobain
6.4.12 Sika AG
6.4.13 Structural Group Inc.

7.1 Future-proofing of Infrastructure Against Natural Disasters

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Al Geemi Contracting LLC
  • CICO Group
  • Colas South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Fosroc
  • Freyssinet
  • Hilti Corporation
  • Kryton International Inc.
  • Penetron
  • Saint Gobain
  • Sika AG
  • Structural Group Inc.