Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Cooling Systems Market in the Middle East and Africa is Segmented by Cooling Equipment (Heat Exchangers, Fans & Blowers, and Other Cooling Equipment), End-user (Energy Sector, Chemical & Petrochemicals, Construction, and Other End-users), and Geography (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Nigeria, and the Rest of Middle East and Africa). The report offers the market size and forecasts for cooling systems in revenue (in USD million) for all the above segments.

MEA Cooling Systems Market Size

Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market Summary
Study Period: 2019 - 2028
CAGR: > 4 %

Major Players

Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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MEA Cooling Systems Market Analysis

The cooling systems market in the Middle East and Africa is projected to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. It has now reached pre-pandemic levels.

  • Over the medium term, factors such as increasing investments in the downstream sector and demand for cooling systems from the energy sector are expected to drive the growth of the market studied.
  • On the other hand, as the requirement of renewable power plants for fans and blowers is significantly less than that of conventional fossil-fired and nuclear power plants, the increasing share of renewables in the power sector is expected to restrain the cooling systems market in the Middle East and Africa region during the forecast period.
  • Nevertheless, increasing advancements in cooling system technology to achieve sustainable industrial growth are likely to create opportunities for the market.
  • Saudi Arabia is expected to dominate the market and is also likely to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the presence of petrochemical industries. The country also has an extensive infrastructure and construction projects.

MEA Cooling Systems Industry Segmentation

Cooling equipment is used to maintain the optimum operating temperature of various components, production processes, and machinery across industries, manufacturing units, heavy vehicles, etc. Maintaining industrial equipment from overheating increases productivity and lowers maintenance costs. The demand for cooling equipment is increasing significantly, with an increase in industrialization and the increasing deployment of energy-intensive equipment.

The cooling systems market is segmented by cooling equipment, end-user, and geography. By cooling equipment, the market is segmented into heat exchangers, fans & blowers, and other cooling equipment. By end-user, the market is segmented into the energy sector, chemical & petrochemicals, construction, and other end-users. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the cooling system market across major countries. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts are calculated based on revenue (in USD million).

By Cooling Equipment
Heat Exchangers
Fans & Blowers
Other Cooling Equipment
By End User
Energy Sector
Chemical & Petrochemicals
Other End Users
By Geography
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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MEA Cooling Systems Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the MEA Cooling Systems Market according to our research experts:

Energy Sector Segment to Dominate the Market

  • In the energy sector, temperature regulation plays a major part in the efficiency of the process, whether it be power plants or oil and gas projects. For instance, the energy efficiency of a thermal power plant depends on atmospheric temperature and heat generated, which needs an efficient cooling system to get better output from a thermal plant.
  • The steam turbine governing system uses the electro-hydraulic (EH) oil system. Usually, these are fire-resistant oil with a high flash point compared to turbine lube oil. This EH oil is used to control the steam input to the turbine. An electric signal is produced based on the load demand, which gets converted to a hydraulic signal and decides the turbine steam control valve position. The turbine stop valve is operated by this EH oil. Though it is commonly referred to as EH oil, it can be called by different names in the governing turbine system based on its function and source. Further, it utilizes various hydraulic drain lines from multiple steam valves routed through tubes and shell coolers cooled through a cooling water system to provide efficient cooling and efficiency for the thermal power plant.
  • The Middle East and Africa are one of the largest markets for upstream oil and gas. As of October 2022, the active rig count in the Middle East and Africa was about 410, which is about 22% of the global active rig count. In addition, in upstream operations, drilling hydraulics is considered one of the most critical factors for drilling performance. The rate of penetration can be increased significantly using better hydraulic optimization techniques, one of which is a better cooling process. In drilling rigs, hydraulic oil coolers, also known as oil heat exchangers with fans, are used primarily. This is because the machines that use air to cool the oil may reach unusable temperatures.
  • In December 2021, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced that its capital spending plan for 2022-2026 is going to amount to USD 127 billion as oil and natural gas reserves in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) increased. According to the state-owned company, national reserves had risen by 4 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, bringing their totals to 111 billion STB and 289 trillion SCF, respectively.
  • Moreover, combustion engines are used for various stationary power energy generation applications. At the lower end of the range, the power plant consists of only one generating set, while larger plants can consist of more units and have a total output of several hundred MW. Furthermore, heat exchangers are used in combustion power engines to maintain temperature.
  • Overall, the development of oil and gas fields in the Middle East and Africa region, coupled with upcoming thermal power plant projects, is expected to drive the cooling systems market in the region.
Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market: Active Rig Count, In Units, Middle East and Africa, as of October 2022

Saudi Arabia to Dominate the Market

  • Saudi Arabia is one of the largest markets for cooling systems in the Middle East and Africa region. The country is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period as well. Saudi Arabia is home to a massive energy sector that includes both conventional fossil fuel and renewable energy. The country also houses one of the world's largest petrochemical industries, and it also leads the world in infrastructure and construction projects, all sectors which have extensive use of cooling systems.
  • The country's upstream hydrocarbon sector has grown significantly over the past decade, fuelled by the shale boom, which has resulted in rapid growth in domestic shale oil and gas production, transforming the country into a net exporter of hydrocarbons.
  • In November 2021, Saudi Aramco awarded USD 10 billion in contracts for the development of its giant Jafurah project, which is believed to be the world's largest shale gas field outside of the United States. In terms of shale gas reserves, the country is estimated to have the world's fifth-largest deposit. According to Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister, the Jafurah gas field will place Saudi Arabia third in the world in terms of natural gas production by 2030.
  • According to Baker Hughes Rig Count, in August 2022, Saudi Arabia had 68 active drilling rigs. Drilling rigs are highly sophisticated equipment with specific cooling requirements. One of the primary cooling systems on a drilling rig is the brake cooling system in the winch and associated components called drawworks, which are used to control cable payout and to raise or lower the drill string.
  • According to IRENA, as of 2021, total solar energy capacity in Saudi Arabia stood at 439 MW, witnessing a 303% growth from the previous year. In the framework of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, the country revised its renewable energy target to reach 27.3 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2023 and 58.7 GW by 2030.
  • With the growth in renewable energy generation from variable sources, energy storage has become a major requirement to provide grid stability and firming capacity. This has facilitated a rise in the deployment of Battery Energy Storage (BESS) systems, both in the residential and utility segment. However, as batteries are charged, especially larger batteries, they are heated up and require cooling systems.
  • From the above instances, it is evident that Saudi Arabia is one of the largest markets for cooling systems, with demand originating from various end-user industries, and it is expected to dominate the cooling systems market in the Middle East and Africa during the forecast period.
Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market: Solar Energy Installed Capacity, in MW, Saudi Arabia, 2015-2020

MEA Cooling Systems Industry Overview

The cooling systems market in the Middle East and Africa is fragmented in nature. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include Alfa Laval AB, Thermax Limited, Danfoss AS, Xylem Inc., and Parker Hannifin Corp., among others.

MEA Cooling Systems Market Leaders

  1. Alfa Laval AB

  2. Thermax Limited

  3. Danfoss AS

  4. Xylem Inc.

  5. Parker Hannifin Corp

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market Concentration

MEA Cooling Systems Market News

  • November 2022: Alfa Laval signed an agreement to supply heat exchangers to the green hydrogen production plant to be built in Neom City, Saudi Arabia.
  • August 2022: HK Huichuan International Petroleum Equipment Co. Ltd supplied a shell-and-tube heat exchanger for a project in Nigeria.

MEA Cooling Systems Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD million, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Market Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Market Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Cooling Equipment

      1. 5.1.1 Heat Exchangers

      2. 5.1.2 Fans & Blowers

      3. 5.1.3 Other Cooling Equipment

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Energy Sector

      2. 5.2.2 Chemical & Petrochemicals

      3. 5.2.3 Construction

      4. 5.2.4 Other End Users

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Saudi Arabia

      2. 5.3.2 United Arab Emirates

      3. 5.3.3 Qatar

      4. 5.3.4 Nigeria

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Alfa Laval AB

      2. 6.3.2 Thermax Limited

      3. 6.3.3 Danfoss AS

      4. 6.3.4 Xylem Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 Parker Hannifin Corp

      6. 6.3.6 Reitz Middle East FZE

      7. 6.3.7 Gmark Middle East FZC

      8. 6.3.8 Infinair Arabia Co Ltd

      9. 6.3.9 AKG Group

      10. 6.3.10 Hydac International GmbH

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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MEA Cooling Systems Market Research FAQs

The Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Alfa Laval AB, Thermax Limited, Danfoss AS, Xylem Inc., Parker Hannifin Corp are the major companies operating in Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Market .

Middle East and Africa Cooling Systems Industry Report

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