Global power industry tenders in Q4 2019: Thermal technology down 6%

17 January 2020 (Last Updated January 17th, 2020 09:23)

Global power industry tenders in Q4 2019: Thermal technology down 6%

Thermal technology tenders activity in Q4 2019 saw 521 tenders announced, marking a drop of 6% over the last four-quarter average of 555, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database.

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Oil was the top category in thermal technology in terms of number of tenders for the quarter, accounting for 437 tenders and an 84.9% share, followed by Coal with 45 tenders and an 8.7% share. Gas stood in third place with 33 tenders and a 6.4% share.


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Looking at global power tenders activity divided by the type of technology, thermal held the top position in terms of number of tenders during Q4 2019 with a 56.3% share.

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

  1. Supply & Erection: 324 tenders and a 62.2% share
  2. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 174 tenders and a 33.4% share
  3. Project Implementation: 11 tenders and a 2.1% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: six tenders and a 1.2% share
  5. Electricity Supply: three tenders and a 0.6% share
  6. Power Purchase Agreement: three tenders and a 0.6% share.

Asia-Pacific leads thermal tenders activity in Q4 2019

Comparing tenders activity in thermal technology in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position with 282 tenders and a share of 54.1% during Q4 2019, followed by North America with 168 tenders and a 32.2% share and Middle East and Africa with 37 tenders and a 7.1% share.

In fourth place was Europe with 34 tenders and a 6.5% share.

Thermal technology tenders in Q4 2019: Top companies by capacity

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

  1. Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexico): 1,683.85MW from three tenders
  2. Ceylon Electricity Board (Sri Lanka): 96MW from one tender
  3. Javno Podjetje Energetika Ljubljana (Slovenia): 3.04MW 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.