Global power industry contracts in Q4 2019: Biopower technology down 25%

16 February 2020 (Last Updated February 14th, 2020 09:36)

Global power industry contracts in Q4 2019: Biopower technology down 25%

Biopower technology contracts activity in Q4 2019 saw 24 contracts announced, marking a drop of 25% over the last four-quarter average of 32, according to GlobalData’s power industry contracts database.

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Looking at global power contracts activity divided by the type of technology, biopower held the fifth position in terms of number of contracts during Q4 2019 with a 2.9% share.

The proportion of contracts by category in the Biopower technology tracked by GlobalData in the quarter was as follows:

  1. Project Implementation: 17 contracts and a 70.8% share
  2. Power Purchase Agreement: two contracts and an 8.3% share
  3. Supply & Erection: two contracts and an 8.3% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: one contract and a 4.2% share
  5. Consulting & Similar Services: one contract and a 4.2% share
  6. Electricity Supply: one contract and a 4.2% share.

Asia-Pacific leads biopower contracts activity in Q4 2019

Comparing contracts activity in biopower technology in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position with 12 contracts and a share of 50% during Q4 2019, followed by South and Central America with six contracts and a 25% share and Europe with two contracts and an 8.3% share.

In fourth place was Middle East and Africa with two contracts and an 8.3% share and in fifth place was North America with two contracts and an 8.3% share.

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Biopower technology contracts in Q4 2019: Top companies by capacity

The top issuers of contracts in Biopower technology for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved were:

  1. Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica, Brazil (Brazil): 229.62MW from six contracts
  2. Omaezakikou Biomass Energy GK (Japan): 74.95MW from one contract
  3. Atlantic Power (United States): 66MW capacity from one contract.

Biopower technology contracts in Q4 2019: Top winners by capacity

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

  1. Toyo Engineering (Japan): 124.95MW from two contracts
  2. Nippon Steel Engineering (Japan): 74.95MW from one contract
  3. BC Hydro (Canada): 66MW 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.