In the second quarter of 2019, 21 nuclear technology tenders were announced, representing a 40% increase over the average of 15 tenders registered in the last four quarters, according to GlobalData’s energy industry tenders database.
Looking at global energy bidding activity divided by type of technology, nuclear ranked fifth in terms of number of bids during the second quarter of 2019 with a participation of just 1.7%.
The proportion of bids per category in nuclear technology tracked by GlobalData in the quarter was as follows: in supply and assembly, 16 bids and a 76.2% participation; in consulting and similar services, two bids and a 9.5% participation; in power purchase agreements, one bid and a 4.8% participation; in project implementation, one bid and a 4.8% participation; and in repair, maintenance, upgrade and another, one bid and a 4.8% participation.
Europe leads the way in nuclear tenders
Comparing nuclear technology bidding activity in different regions of the world, Europe ranked first with 16 bids and a 76.2% share in the second quarter of 2019, followed by Asia-Pacific with three bids and a 14.3% share, and the Middle East and Africa with a bid and a 4.8% share. In fourth place was North America with a tender and also a participation of 4.8%.