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Global power industry contracts in Q3 2020: Hydro technology down 4%

Hydro technology contracts activity in Q3 2020 saw 53 contracts announced, marking a drop of 4% over the last four-quarter average of 55, according to GlobalData’s power industry contracts database.

Looking at global power contracts activity divided by the type of technology, hydro held the fourth position in terms of number of contracts during Q3 2020 with a 5.5% share.

2017 04 20 114457The proportion of contracts by category in the Hydro technology tracked by GlobalData in the quarter was as follows:

  • Supply & Erection: 19 contracts and a 35.8% share
  • Power Purchase Agreement: 11 contracts and a 20.8% share
  • Consulting & Similar Services: eight contracts and a 15.1% share
  • Project Implementation: seven contracts and a 13.2% share
  • Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: six contracts and an 11.3% share
  • Electricity Supply: two contracts and a 3.8% share.

Asia-Pacific leads hydro contracts activity in Q3 2020

Comparing contracts activity in hydro technology in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position with 23 contracts and a share of 43.4% during Q3 2020, followed by Europe with 15 contracts and a 28.3% share and South and Central America with seven contracts and a 13.2% share.

In fourth place was Middle East and Africa with six contracts and an 11.3% share and in fifth place was North America with two contracts and a 3.8% share.

Hydro technology contracts in Q3 2020: Top issuers by capacity

The top issuers of contracts in Hydro technology for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved were:

  • Government of Pakistan (Pakistan): 700.7MW from one contract
  • Walcha Energy (Australia): 500MW from one contract
  • Teck Resources (Canada): 72MW capacity from one contract.

Hydro technology contracts in Q3 2020: Top winners by capacity

The top winners of contracts for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved were:

  • China Gezhouba Group (China): 732.7MW from two contracts
  • GE Renewable Energy (France): 500MW from one contract
  • AES Gener (Chile): 72MW capacity from one contract.

All publicly-announced contracts 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. 

About GlobalData 

4,000 of the world’s largest companies, including over 70% of FTSE 100 and 60% of Fortune 100 companies, make more timely and better business decisions thanks to GlobalData’s unique data, expert analysis, and innovative solutions, all in one platform. GlobalData’s mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative across a range of industries, including the healthcare, consumer, retail, technology, energy, financial and professional services sectors.

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Vattenfall offers the state of Berlin complete takeover of the electricity grid

Vattenfall has offered the State of Berlin all shares in Stromnetz Berlin GmbH for sale. This will end years of dispute over the electricity concession and pave the way to continued development of the electricity grid - for the benefit of customers, employees and the citizens of Berlin.

The offer gives the State of Berlin the opportunity to take over the entire electricity network business and, together with Vattenfall, end the legal disputes that have been going on for many years.

2020 10 23 095646“It was a difficult decision for Vattenfall to put Stromnetz Berlin up for sale. We are proud of this solid and well-managed company with its highly competent and committed staff. That is why we have been very committed to secure the electricity concession and to further develop the grid to meet the challenges of the “Energiewende” in Berlin,” says Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall.

“However, even after the recent success at the Berlin Court of Appeal, we cannot expect a timely concession decision in favor of Vattenfall. The prospect of further years of litigation not only places a burden on the company, but also makes it difficult to make decisions on the upcoming billion-euro investments. Such decisions can only be made with clarity on the framework conditions. That is why we would like to take a major step to finally settle the deadlock and seek cooperation with the State of Berlin on the way to a fossil free future," says Magnus Hall.

Vattenfall can now concentrate entirely on its business in Germany and devote all its attention and resources to fulfil its promise to make a fossil free living possible within one generation.

“Berlin will remain an important location for Vattenfall and we plan to invest heavily in the conversion to a fossil free heat supply in the city. This will contribute more than any other sector to the planned reduction of CO2 emissions in the German capital. In addition, we will enable over 1.3 million Berlin households to heat in a climate neutral way in the future. We will remain Berlin's largest electricity supplier and will continue to supply around 1.6 million electricity and gas customers in Berlin and 3.8 million nationwide. Now we want to pave the way for a good cooperation with the City of Berlin,” says Anna Borg, CFO and incoming CEO, Vattenfall.

The purchase offer to the State of Berlin is still subject to the approval of the Board of Directors at Vattenfall AB and the supervisory board at Vattenfall GmbH and the related antitrust authorities. If the State of Berlin decides to accept the offer, the transaction could be completed during the first half of 2021.   

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Middle East and Africa power industry contracts down 3% in Q3 2020

Middle East and Africa power industry contracts activity in Q3 2020 saw 84 contracts announced, marking a drop of 3% over the last four-quarter average of 87, according to GlobalData’s power database.

Middle East and Africa power industry contracts in Q3 2020: Iran leads activity

2017 04 20 114457Looking at contracts by country, Iran led the activity in Q3 2020 with 13 contracts and a share of 15.5%, up 5.9% over the previous quarter and up 44% when compared with the last four-quarter average, followed by the United Arab Emirates with 13 contracts and a share of 15.5% and Saudi Arabia with 11 contracts and a share of 13.1% during the quarter.

Looking at the last four-quarter average, Saudi Arabia held the top spot with ten contracts, followed by Iran with nine and Egypt with seven contracts.

Solar is top technology area for contracts in Q3 2020

Looking at contracts divided by the type of technology, solar accounted for the largest proportion with 22 contracts and a 42.3% share, followed by thermal with 15 contracts and a 28.8% share and wind with nine contracts and a 17.3% share.

Looking at power industry contracts divided by segment as tracked by GlobalData, T&D Project was the most popular segment in Middle East and Africa power contracts activity during Q3 2020, with 31 contracts, followed by Power Plant (24) and Generation Equipment (16).

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

  • Project Implementation: 32 contracts and a 38.1% share
  • Supply & Erection: 20 contracts and a 23.8% share
  • Consulting & Similar Services: 17 contracts and a 20.2% share
  • Power Purchase Agreement: 11 contracts and a 13.1% share
  • Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: three contracts and a 3.6% share
  • Electricity Supply: one contract and a 1.2% share.

Power contracts in Q3 2020: Top issuers by capacity

The top issuers of contracts for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved in Middle East and Africa were:

  • Emirates Water and Electricity (United Arab Emirates): 2,000MW from one contract
  • Societe Nationale d’Electricite (Democratic Republic of the Congo): 1,000MW from one contract
  • ACWA Power International (Saudi Arabia): 900MW capacity from one contract.

Power contracts in Q3 2020: Top winners by capacity

The top winners of contracts for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved in Middle East and Africa were:

  • EDF Renewables (France): 2,087.2MW from two contracts
  • Jinko Power Technology (China), Abu Dhabi Future Energy (United Arab Emirates) and Abu Dhabi National Energy (United Arab Emirates): 2,000MW from one contract
  • SkyPower (Canada): 1,000MW capacity from one contract.

All publicly-announced contracts 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. 

About GlobalData 

4,000 of the world’s largest companies, including over 70% of FTSE 100 and 60% of Fortune 100 companies, make more timely and better business decisions thanks to GlobalData’s unique data, expert analysis, and innovative solutions, all in one platform. GlobalData’s mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative across a range of industries, including the healthcare, consumer, retail, technology, energy, financial and professional services sectors.

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DriSteem Announces New Whitepaper “USING DRICALC® TO CONFIDENTLY AND EASILY SPECIFY AND SELECT HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEMS”

DRI-STEEM Corporation (DriSteem), the leading manufacturer of humidification, evaporative cooling, and water treatment products, announced today the release of its latest whitepaper titled “Using Dricalc to Confidently and Easily Specify and Select Humidification Systems.” 

DriSteem’s mission is to provide customers with exceptional service and superior products and has developed DriCalc® Sizing and Selection software to provide an easy way for Engineers to navigate the process of selecting a humidification system to meet their needs. Engineers face many challenges when designing HVAC systems; demanding customers, tight schedules, limited budgets, competing requirements, new and changing technologies, and meeting rigorous standards. DriSteem understands these challenges and is committed to making the process of selecting the best humidification system as easy as possible, while ensuring that the selected systems will perform as expected. 

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This white paper is aimed toward engineers and includes four main goals: an introduction to incorporating humidification intodesigns, an overview of what the DriCalc software offers, benefits that the DriCalc software brings to the design team, and information about accessibility and training options. 

The full paper is available to all and can be downloaded following the link below:

https://dristeem.azureedge.net/public-documents/docs/default-source/azure-public/white-paper/white-paper_using-dricalc-to-confidently-and-easily-specify-and-select-humidification-systems.pdf?sfvrsn=5a8334f7_2

“We are excited to bring this whitepaper to the Engineers and HVAC communities.  It offers factual and pertinent information to help select DriSteem humidification systems with ease,” said Valerie Bradt, DriSteem Communications Manager. 

About DriSteem:

DriSteem is a premier provider of humidification, evaporative cooling, and water treatment solutions for commercial and industrial applications.  DriSteem offers custom systems for critical indoor environments such as health care, data centers, and other facilities requiring precise control of moisture in the air. 

DriSteem’s 50-year history of development and innovation has resulted in multiple patented designs that not only meet, but anticipate, customers’ unique needs.  DriSteem is a subsidiary of Research Products Corporation, manufacturer of Aprilaire®, the leading residential humidifier brand, as well as air cleaners, heat-recovery systems and HVAC accessories.   

Visit DriSteem at www.dristeem.com

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DEPCOM Power Optimizes Operation of Solar Generation Assets

DEPCOM Power and their system integrator partner Vertech use Seeq to support data-based decision making for performance optimization across wide-ranging solar power generation assets.

2020 10 21 100227Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and industrial internet of things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announces the release of a new success story bylined by their customer DEPCOM Power and system integrator Vertech. Titled “Don’t Look at the Sun—Look at the Data,” the story shows how DEPCOM, based in Scottsdale Arizona, uses Seeq to improve operating efficiency and optimize maintenance across multiple solar generation sites. The story further describes how DEPCOM Power found a better way to create insights from the wealth of data sourced from multiple solar generation sites. The full story is available at https://info.seeq.com/DEPCOM-power-case-study .

At DEPCOM, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and historians were already providing extensive weather, power controller, and position tracking data and automation. The performance engineering team had invested years of effort creating and fine-tuning spreadsheets to view and analyze this data, both live and historical.

But the spreadsheets became enormous, making this approach burdensome in practice and difficult for collaboration, and introduced delays and the possibility of user error. DEPCOM desperately needed to efficiently apply their deep expertise.

Realizing there must be a better way, DEPCOM engaged Vertech, a systems integrator based in Phoenix AZ, to develop a solution based on Seeq’s Server, Workbench, and Organizer applications. Seeq empower engineers and subject matter experts to rapidly investigate, collaborate, and share insights to improve operations and business outcomes.

Seeq was selected for its abilities to:

  • · Connect with most any type of historian
  • · Work well with time-series process data
  • · Cost-effectively be procured, installed, run, and maintained
  • · Scale for any size application
  • · Flexibly enable users to configure, run, and report on varying assets

2020 10 21 100144An architecture consisting of a centralized enterprise “hub” and many local site “spokes” was quickly established, and Seeq was linked to Canary Labs historians. Seeq connected to and indexed the source data for best fidelity—never moving, copying, or transforming the data. Modular and hierarchical asset tree model structures matched the available data with the physical world in a logical way, aiding with identification, deployment, and re-use of configurations.

Analyses and dashboard displays were readily arranged to evaluate operations against industry-standard benchmarks and calculations including expected performance level, instantaneous generation, and other energy key performance indicators. Users can delve into the details and share their investigations as they develop insights.

Seeq has been instrumental for empowering DEPCOM’s experts to apply their expertise and provide timely reports to their solar site clients for optimizing operations, while freeing up performance engineers to work on other tasks.

To learn more about Seeq, visit: www.seeq.com

About Seeq Corporation

Founded in 2013, Seeq enables manufacturing organizations to rapidly find and share data insights. Oil & gas, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, utility, renewable energy and numerous other vertical industries rely on Seeq to improve production outcomes, including yield, margins, quality, and safety. Headquartered in Seattle, Seeq is a privately held virtual company with employees and partners in the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, and South America. 

Contact: Michael Risse

Tel: 206 801 9339

michael.risse@seeq.com