Global power industry tenders in Q3 2020: Wind technology down 5%

25 October 2020 (Last Updated October 20th, 2020 14:28)

Global power industry tenders in Q3 2020: Wind technology down 5%

Wind technology tenders activity in Q3 2020 saw 41 tenders announced, marking a drop of 5% over the last four-quarter average of 43, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database.

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Onshore was the top category in wind technology in terms of number of tenders for the quarter, accounting for 24 tenders and a 63.2% share, followed by Offshore with 13 tenders and a 34.2% share. Onshore Repowered stood in third place with one tender and a 2.6% share.


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Looking at global power tenders activity divided by the type of technology, wind held the fourth position in terms of number of tenders during Q3 2020 with a 3.8% share.

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

  1. Project Implementation: 14 tenders and a 34.1% share
  2. Power Purchase Agreement: 12 tenders and a 29.3% share
  3. Consulting & Similar Services: six tenders and a 14.6% share
  4. Supply & Erection: four tenders and a 9.8% share
  5. Electricity Supply: three tenders and a 7.3% share
  6. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: two tenders and a 4.9% share.

Europe leads wind tenders activity in Q3 2020

Comparing tenders activity in wind technology in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position with 19 tenders and a share of 46.3% during Q3 2020, followed by North America with seven tenders and a 17.1% share and Asia-Pacific with seven tenders and a 17.1% share.

In fourth place was South and Central America with four tenders and a 9.8% share and in fifth place was Middle East and Africa with four tenders and a 9.8% share.

Wind technology tenders in Q3 2020: Top issuers by capacity

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

  1. National Energy Regulator of South Africa (South Africa): 12,000MW from one tender
  2. NSW Coalition State Government: 8,000MW from one tender
  3. PacifiCorp (United States): 4,300MW 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.