Power industry tenders in South and Central America for Q4 2019 down 33%

15 January 2020 (Last Updated January 14th, 2020 08:43)

Power industry tenders in South and Central America for Q4 2019 down 33%

South and Central America power industry tenders activity in Q4 2019 saw 20 tenders announced, marking a drop of 33% over the last four-quarter average of 30, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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South and Central America power industry tenders in Q4 2019: Trinidad and Tobago leads activity

Looking at tenders by country, Trinidad and Tobago led the activity in Q4 2019 with six tenders and a share of 30%, up 22.3% over the previous quarter and up 20% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by Paraguay with four tenders and a share of 20% and Brazil with two tenders and a share of 10% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, Brazil held the top spot with five tenders, followed by Argentina with five and Trinidad and Tobago with five tenders.

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Solar is top technology area for tenders in Q4 2019

Looking at tenders divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with six tenders and a 75% share, followed by wind with one tender and a 12.5% share and biopower with one tender and a 12.5% share.

Looking at power industry tenders divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, Power Plant was the most popular segment in South and Central America power tenders activity during Q4 2019, with six tenders, followed by T&D Equipment (6) and T&D Project (6).

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

  1. Project Implementation: eight tenders and a 40% share
  2. Supply & Erection: six tenders and a 30% share
  3. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: three tenders and a 15% share
  4. Consulting & Similar Services: two tenders and a 10% share
  5. Power Purchase Agreement: one tender and a 5% share.

Power tenders in Q4 2019: Top companies by capacity

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

  1. Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas (Uruguay): 65MW from one tender
  2. Salvadoran Government: 20MW from one tender
  3. BVI Electricity (United Kingdom): 2.1MW 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.