Power industry tenders activity in April 2021 saw 649 tenders announced, marking a drop of 17% over the last 12-month average of 784, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Power industry tenders in April 2021: North America leads global activity

On comparing tenders activity in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position with 228 tenders and a share of 35.1% during April 2021, followed by Middle East and Africa with 169 tenders and a 26% share and Asia-Pacific with 120 tenders and an 18.5% share.

In fourth place was Europe with 112 tenders and a 17.3% share and in fifth place was South and Central America with 20 tenders and a 3.1% share.

On the basis of the last 12-month average, Asia-Pacific held a lead over others with 335 tenders, followed by North America with 227.

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Thermal tops by technology in April 2021

Looking at tenders by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 122 tenders and a 42.5% share, followed by solar with 109 tenders and a 38% share and wind with 17 tenders and a 5.9% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Equipment was the most popular segment during April 2021, with 295 tenders, followed by Generation Equipment (129) and Power Plant (110).

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 389 tenders and a 59.9% share
  2. Project Implementation: 143 tenders and a 22% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 75 tenders and an 11.6% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: 24 tenders and a 3.7% share
  5. Electricity Supply: nine tenders and a 1.4% share
  6. Power Purchase Agreement: six tenders and a 0.9% share
  7. Others: three tenders and a 0.5% share.

Power tenders in April 2021: Top issuers by capacity

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

  1. Solar Energy Corporation of India (India): 2,400MW from two tenders
  2. Korea Energy Agency (South Korea): 2,050MW from one tender
  3. NTPC (India): 1,600MW capacity from two tenders.

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.