Thermal technology tenders activity in Q3 2019 saw 396 tenders announced, marking a drop of 32 per cent over the last four-quarter average of 581, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database.
Oil was the top category in thermal technology in terms of number of tenders for the quarter, accounting for 307 tenders and a 79.3 per cent share, followed by coal with 45 tenders and an 11.6 per cent share. Gas stood in third place with 35 tenders and a nine per cent share.
Looking at global power tenders activity divided by the type of technology, thermal held the top position in terms of number of tenders during Q3 2019 with a 47.9 per cent share.
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The proportion of tenders by category in the thermal technology tracked by GlobalData in the quarter was as follows:
- Supply & Erection: 246 tenders and a 62.1 per cent share
- Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: 136 tenders and a 34.3 per cent share
- Project Implementation: 11 tenders and a 2.8 per cent share
- Consulting & Similar Services: three tenders and a 0.8 per cent share.
Asia-Pacific leads thermal tenders activity in Q3 2019
Comparing tenders activity in thermal technology in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position with 256 tenders and a share of 64.6 per cent during Q3 2019, followed by North America with 65 tenders and a 16.4 per cent share and Middle East and Africa with 44 tenders and an 11.1 per cent share.
In fourth place was Europe with 31 tenders and a 7.8 per cent share.
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Thermal technology tenders in Q3 2019: Top companies by capacity
The top issuers of tenders in thermal technology for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved were:
- Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanon (Lebanon): 1,500MW from one tender
- Electricity Supply Board (Ireland): 350MW from one tender
- Kogeneracja (Poland): 180MW capacity from one tender.