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July 30, 2019

Power industry contracts in South and Central America for Q2 2019 down 36%

South and Central America power industry contracts activity in Q2 2019 saw 52 contracts announced, marking a drop of 36% over the last four-quarter average of 81, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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South and Central America power industry contracts in Q2 2019: Brazil leads activity

Looking at contracts by country, Brazil led the activity in Q2 2019 with 37 contracts and a share of 71.2%, up 53% over the previous quarter and down 16% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by Argentina with four contracts and a share of 7.7% and Chile with three contracts and a share of 5.8% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, Brazil held the top spot with 44 contracts, followed by Argentina with 16 and Chile with five contracts.

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Solar is top technology area for contracts in Q2 2019

Looking at contracts divided by the type of technology, Solar accounted for the largest proportion with 15 contracts and a 27.8% share, followed by Wind with 15 contracts and a 27.8% share and Biopower with 11 contracts and a 20.4% share.

Looking at power industry contracts divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, Power Plant was the most popular segment in South and Central America power contracts activity during Q2 2019, with 31 contracts, followed by Generation Equipment (17) and Electricity Procurement (5).

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

  1. Project Implementation: 30 contracts and a 57.7% share
  2. Supply & Erection: 15 contracts and a 28.8% share
  3. Power Purchase Agreement: five contracts and a 9.6% share.

Power contracts in Q2 2019: Top companies by capacity

The top issuers of contracts for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved in South and Central America were:

  1. UTE GNA I Geracao de Energia (Brazil) with 1,300MW from one contract
  2. Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica, Brazil (Brazil) with 695.48MW from 24 contracts
  3. Eneva (Brazil) with 386MW capacity from one contract.

Power contracts in Q2 2019: Top winners by capacity

The top winners of contracts for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved in South and Central America were:

  1. Andrade Gutierrez (Brazil) and Siemens (Germany) with 1,300MW from one contract
  2. Techint E&C (Canada) with 386MW from one contract
  3. Eneva (Brazil) with 126.29MW 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.

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