Asia-Pacific power industry tenders activity in May 2020 saw 407 tenders announced, marking a drop of 30% over the last 12-month average of 581, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Asia-Pacific power industry tenders in May 2020: India leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, India led the activity in May 2020 with 279 tenders and a share of 68.6%, down 3% over the previous month and down 14% when compared with the last 12 month-average, followed by Bangladesh with 40 tenders and a share of 9.8% and the Philippines with 36 tenders and a share of 8.8% during the month.

Looking at the last 12-month average, India held the top spot with 326 tenders, followed by Bangladesh with 87 and the Philippines with 86 tenders.

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Thermal is top technology area for tenders in May 2020

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 39 tenders and a 44.3% share, followed by solar with 36 tenders and a 40.9% share and hydro with 13 tenders and a 14.8% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment in Asia-Pacific as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Project was the most popular segment in May 2020, with 212 tenders, followed by T&D Equipment (110) and Generation Equipment (40).

The proportion of tenders by category tracked by GlobalData in the month was as follows:

  1. Project Implementation: 181 tenders and a 44.5% share
  2. Supply & Erection: 122 tenders and a 30% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 97 tenders and a 23.8% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: six tenders and a 1.5% share
  5. Power Purchase Agreement: one tender and a 0.2% share.

Power tenders in May 2020: Top companies by capacity

The top issuers of tenders for the month in terms of power capacity involved in Asia-Pacific were:

  1. Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Malaysia): 1,000MW from one tender
  2. NTPC (India): 600MW from one tender
  3. West Bengal State Electricity Distribution (India): 200MW capacity from one tender.

All publicly-announced tenders 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 tenders are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.