Global power industry contracts in April 2020: Wind technology up 51%

18 May 2020 (Last Updated May 18th, 2020 14:44)

Global power industry contracts in April 2020: Wind technology up 51%

Wind technology contracts activity in April 2020 saw 122 contracts announced, marking a rise of 51% over the last 12-month average of 81, according to GlobalData’s power industry contracts database.

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Onshore was the top category in wind technology in terms of number of contracts for the month, accounting for 88 contracts and a 71.5% share, followed by Offshore with 35 contracts and a 28.5% share.


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Looking at global power contracts activity divided by the type of technology, wind held the second position in terms of number of contracts during April 2020 with a 32.4% share.

The proportion of contracts by category in the Wind technology tracked by GlobalData in the month was as follows:

  1. Project Implementation: 52 contracts and a 42.6% share
  2. Supply & Erection: 41 contracts and a 33.6% share
  3. Power Purchase Agreement: 14 contracts and an 11.5% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: nine contracts and a 7.4% share
  5. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: five contracts and a 4.1% share
  6. Electricity Supply: one contract and a 0.8% share.

Europe leads wind contracts activity in April 2020

Comparing contracts activity in wind technology in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position with 77 contracts and a share of 63.1% during April 2020, followed by North America with 20 contracts and a 16.4% share and Asia-Pacific with 20 contracts and a 16.4% share.

In fourth place was South and Central America with five contracts and a 4.1% share.

Wind technology contracts in April 2020: Top companies by capacity

The top issuers of contracts in Wind technology for the month in terms of power capacity involved were:

  1. Ministere de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer (France): 749.5MW from 35 contracts
  2. ENGIE North America (United States): 548.2MW from two contracts
  3. Vattenfall (Sweden): 240MW capacity from one contract.

Wind technology contracts in April 2020: Top winners by capacity

The top winners of contracts for the month in terms of power capacity involved were:

  1. M. A. Mortenson (United States): 548.2MW from two contracts
  2. Greencoat UK Wind (United Kingdom): 240MW from one contract
  3. Leeward Renewable Energy, L (United States): 170MW capacity from one contract.

All publicly-announced contracts are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported contracts are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.