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  • Global Remote Terminal Units: Drive To Upgrade Transmission And Distribution Systems Will Boost Growth

    shcri.com - The global remote terminal units (RTU) market is expected to undergo a slow growth rate in the next seven years, climbing from $0.82 billion in 2013 to $1.43 billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (OTCPK:CAGR) of 8.2%, forecasts Remote Terminal Units in Smart Grid, 2013 Update - Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020.

    According to Remote Terminal Units in Smart Grid, 2013 Update - Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020, this slow increase can be attributed to the mature nature of the RTU market, which consists of the installation of new, and replacement of old, devices. In fact, the size of the global RTU market is expected to increase from 205,400 units in 2013 to 357,433 by 2020.

    Remote Terminal Units in Smart Grid, 2013 Update - Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 predicts that the global drive to upgrade and expand Transmission and Distribution (T&D) infrastructure will be the major boost behind the RTU market. T&D in the US, Canada and the UK is undergoing a major reform as the aging system has become vulnerable to faults, which is resulting in substantial loss of power.

    Remote Terminal Units in Smart Grid, 2013 Update - Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020, says: "In developed countries, such as the US and Canada, RTU installations are expected to be related primarily to the upgradation of SCADA systems. However, in India, Indonesia and Malaysia, where the T&D network is still not fully developed, RTUs are likely to be installed during upgradation, along with the deployment of SCADA systems. In addition to this, Brazil, China and African countries are expected to show significant deployments."

    However, the gradual saturation of the global RTU market will have an adverse effect upon its potential. Nations across the globe, especially in North America and Europe, already have RTUs installed in their T&D systems, which restricts the RTU market to the replacement of installed units and limits any further growth.

    Remote Terminal Units in Smart Grid, 2013 Update - Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020

    This report provides an analysis of the global market for remote terminal units, with insights on key countries such as the US, Canada, Mexico, Malaysia and Indonesia.

    Dec 11 10:14 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Growing Global Thermal Power Industry

    shcri.com - Thermal energy is the most commonly used source of energy for electricity generation globally, and has a greater installed capacity than any other source of energy. In 2000, the global installed capacity for thermal power was 2.2 Terawatts (TW). In 2012, the installed capacity was estimated at 3.5 TW, having grown at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (OTCPK:CAGR) of 3.9% during the 2000-2012 period. This is expected to continue to grow in the 2013-2020 forecast period, with the total installed capacity expected to reach around 4.4 TW in 2020. Rising populations and high rates of industrialization, especially in developing countries, are increasing the demand for electricity and have prompted governments and companies to augment their generation capacities. Though the focus on renewables is increasing, so far it has been difficult to make a major shift towards alternative sources because they are either uneconomical or incapable of generating sufficient power to meet the demand.

    Growing Steam Turbine Market - Steam Turbines in Thermal Power, 2013 Update - Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Equipment Market Share to 2020

    In 2000, revenue from the global steam turbine market was around $14 billion, which decreased to $11 billion in 2008. The financial crises stopped growth in this market by lowering investor confidence in new projects and increasing the cost of capital. As a result, most markets saw a fall in steam turbine revenues in 2009. Global steam turbine revenues fell to $11.2 billion in 2009.

    However, as the markets have almost completely recovered from the financial setback, the steam turbine business is expected to grow again due to the increasing demand for electricity and the dominance of thermal sources of energy in electricity generation. In 2020, GlobalData forecasts that the the revenue for the global steam turbine market will be around $19 billion.

    Chinese Companies Lead the Global Steam Turbine Market - Steam Turbines in Thermal Power, 2013 Update - Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Equipment Market Share to 2020

    Harbin Electric Machinery Company Limited has led the global steam turbine market in the last few years. The company provides system equipment and general contract projects, and its products include power generation equipment, transmission and distribution equipment, environmental protection equipment, machine tools, transport equipment, package and print machinery, elevators, electromechanical integration equipment, and others.

    Since 2005, it has consistently held a share of around 20% of the global steam turbine market. In 2012, it accounted for a share of 20% in the 120-350 Megawatt (MW) segment and a 31% share in the 350-660 MW segment.

    Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited and Dongfang Electric Corporation Limited were the other two important Chinese players that had considerable shares in the steam turbine market in both the 120-350 MW and 350-660 MW segments. - Steam Turbines in Thermal Power, 2013 Update - Global Market Size, Average Pricing, Equipment Market Share to 2020

    It is only in the 1-120 MW segment where Siemens had the leading market share of 15%, followed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. with a share of 9% and Nanjing Steam Turbine Group Co., Ltd with a share of 9%.

    Dec 11 10:09 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Deals In The Power Industry Increased In Q3 2013

    shcri.com - Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013 is an essential source of data and trend analysis on the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and financing in the power industry. The report provides detailed information on M&As, equity/debt offerings, private equity, venture financing and partnership transactions registered in the power industry in Q3 2013. Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013 discloses detailed comparative data on the number of deals and their value in the past five quarters, categorized into deal types, segments, and geographies. Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013 provides information on the top private equity, venture capital and advisory firms in the power industry.

    Asset Financing Investments Decreased In The Power Industry In Q3 2013 - Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013

    Asset financing, including project financing, self-funded, tax equity, lease and bond financing, and bridge loans for new builds, acquisitions and the refinancing of assets reported a decrease in deal value with US$39.5 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to US$45.6 billion in Q2 2013. However, the number of deals reported an increase with 298 deals in Q3 2013, as compared to 242 deals in Q2 2013. On a year-on-year basis, asset financing recorded an increase in the number of deals and decrease in deal value from 206 deals worth US$54 billion in Q3 2012.

    The deal value in fossil fuel market decreased substantially to US$3.9 billion in Q3 2013 from US$9.2 billion in Q2 2013. The number of deals also decreased to 11 in Q3 2013 from 20 deals in Q2 2013.

    The solar and wind segments registered an increase in the number of deals and a decrease in investments with 86 deals worth US$5.2 billion and 73 deals worth US$6.2 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to 70 deals worth US$10 billion and 70 deals worth US$8.3 billion respectively in Q2 2013. - Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013

    Grupo Romero Polo announcing an investment of US$2.6 billion in a hydro power plant in Catalonia, Spain; Rock Island Clean Line announcing an investment of US$2 billion in O'Brien to Illinois transmission line in US, and Ameren Transmission announcing an investment of US$1.4 billion in Palmyra-Terre Haute transmission line in US, are some of the high value asset financing deals reported in Q3 2013.

    M&A Activity Decreased In Q3 2013 - Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013

    M&As, which include change in ownership and control of companies (GlobalData does not consider this value as a new investment in the market) in the power industry registered a decrease of 6% in number and 1% in value with 153 deals worth US$26.8 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to 162 deals worth US$27 billion in Q2 2013. On year-on-year basis, M&As recorded an increase in the number of deals and deal value from 140 deals worth US$12.5 billion in Q3 2012.

    The number of M&A deals was the highest in the solar and wind segments with 52 deals and 32 deals, respectively, in Q3 2013, followed by energy efficiency and hydro segments with 16 and 14 deals respectively. In deal value, solar segment reported the highest deal value of US$10.8 billion in Q3 2013, followed by energy efficiency segment with US$7.9 billion.

    North America accounted for 38% of the total number of deals and 40% total deal value in Q3 2013, followed by Europe with 30% of the number deals and 35% of total deal value.

    Capital Raising Through Issuance Of Equity Reported Increase In Q3 2013 - Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013

    Equity offerings, including IPOs, secondary offerings, and PIPEs, registered a marginal increase in the number of deals and deal value with 135 deals worth US$24.9 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to 134 deals worth US$11.8 billion in Q2 2013. On year-on-year basis, in equity offerings, the number of deals decreased from 142 deals and the deal value increased from US$7.2 billion in Q3 2012.

    IPOs in the power industry reported an increase in number and deal value with nine deals worth US$2.7 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to six deals worth US$2 billion in Q2 2013. Besides, 32 secondary offerings worth US$4 billion and 94 PIPE deals worth US$18.2 billion were reported in Q3 2013.

    Capital raising, through issuance of debt instruments, including public debt offerings and private debt placements, registered a decrease in the number of deals and deal value with 88 deals worth US$34 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to 124 deals worth US$59.1 billion in Q2 2013. On a year-on-year basis, debt offerings recorded a decrease in the number of deals and deal value from 163 deals worth US$84.6 billion in Q3 2012.

    Venture Capital Investments Decreased In Q3 2013 - Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013

    Venture capital financing in the power industry registered a decrease in the number of deals and deal values in Q3 2013 with 55 deals worth US$430m, as compared to 88 deals worth US$1.1 billon in Q2 2013. On year-on-year basis, venture financing deals recorded a decrease in the number of deals and deal value from 77 deals worth US$922.8m in Q3 2012.

    International Finance Corporation, Khosla Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, VantagePoint Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers each made investment in five deals worth US$179.4, US$145.4m, US$133.3m, US$129.6m and US$118m, respectively, between Q3 2012 and Q3 2013.

    Deals In North America Increased In Q3 2013 - Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013

    North America registered an increase in the number of deals and a marginal decrease in deal value with 391 deals worth US$46.4 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to 328 deals worth US$46.7 billion in Q2 2013. On a year-on-year basis, the number of deals and deal values registered an increase from 343 deals worth US$44 billion in Q3 2012.

    Europe registered a decrease in deal value from US$58.3 billion in Q2 2013 to US$43.7 billion in Q3 2013. The number of deals also registered a decrease to 247 in Q3 2013 from 268 in Q2 2013. On a year-on-year basis, the number of deals registered an increase and deal value decreased from 210 deals worth US$51.9 billion in Q3 2012.

    Asia-Pacific registered a decrease in the number of deals and deal value with 242 deals worth US$31.2 billion in Q3 2013, as compared to 245 deals worth US$32.6 billion in Q2 2013. On a year-on-year basis, the region registered a decrease in the number of deals and deal value in Q3 2013, as compared to 246 deals worth US$49.8 billion in Q3 2012.

    Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends - Q3 2013

    Dec 11 10:02 PM | Link | Comment!
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