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May 14, 2020

Global power industry tenders for Q1 2020 down 24%

Power industry tenders activity in Q1 2020 saw 2,300 tenders announced, marking a drop of 24% over the last four-quarter average of 3,021, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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Power industry tenders in Q1 2020: Asia-Pacific leads global activity

On comparing tenders activity in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position with 1,448 tenders and a share of 63% during Q1 2020, followed by North America with 498 tenders and a 21.7% share and Europe with 186 tenders and an 8.1% share.

In fourth place was Middle East and Africa with 133 tenders and a 5.8% share and in fifth place was South and Central America with 35 tenders and a 1.5% share.

On the basis of the last four-quarter average, Asia-Pacific held a lead over others with 1,895 tenders, followed by Middle East and Africa with 422.

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Thermal tops by technology in Q1 2020

Looking at tenders by the type of technology, thermal accounted for the largest proportion with 397 tenders and a 51.1% share, followed by solar with 291 tenders and a 37.5% share and hydro with 42 tenders and a 5.4% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Project was the most popular segment in global power tenders activity during Q1 2020, with 850 tenders, followed by T&D Equipment (680) and Generation Equipment (385).

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

  1. Project Implementation: 937 tenders and a 40.7% share
  2. Supply & Erection: 919 tenders and a 40% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 351 tenders and a 15.3% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: 59 tenders and a 2.6% share
  5. Electricity Supply: 20 tenders and a 0.9% share
  6. Power Purchase Agreement: 14 tenders and a 0.6% share.

Power tenders in Q1 2020: Top companies by capacity

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

  1. Solar Energy Corporation of India (India): 11,484MW from nine tenders
  2. Ministry of Economic Affairs ROC (Taiwan): 10,000MW from one tender
  3. New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (United States): 6,400MW capacity from five 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.

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