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Global High Voltage Cables Market Outlook 2024: Global Opportunity and demand Analysis, Market Forecast, 2016-2024

Published On : 2017-08-25 Report Page : 258 Category:Hardware ICT

Global High Voltage Cables Market Outlook

Market Overview

Power transmission system and distribution of electricity is a vital part of power stations where high voltage power is transmitted with the help of high-voltage cable (HVC). More than 100 of organizations are involved in power transmission projects. In 2012, high voltage cable power transmission capacity reached nearly 195 GW, globally. Power grids are frequently turning towards the adoption of underground high voltage cables due to its lower cost and high technological reliability for interconnections. Underground high voltage cables have minimum visual impact and lightening problem. No contact with fallen transmission lines due to natural calamities provides high safety. These are some factors which is raising the adoption of underground high voltage cables across the globe.

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates the rate for electricity sales and power transmission. In many countries, government has policies that if any overhead utility lines are running along with any roadway project or property’s edge then the existing overhead transmission cables must be buried underground. Also if there is any new development of commercial project of 20,000 square feet or larger area then in that case as well new or existing power transmission lines must be buried. These changing regulations are shifting the adoption of underground high voltage cables in utilities sector. For instance, New York has no overhead high voltage transmission cables since 1980. In 1992, Belgium government banned the power transmission from overhead high voltage cables. Countries such as Singapore and the Netherlands have 100% power distribution via underground high voltage cables.

Market Segmentation

Global high voltage cable market is segmented on the following basis:

  • Based on Product Type
    • Overhead HVC
    • Underground HVC
    • Submarine HVC
  • Based on Application
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wind
  • Hydropower
  • Other(Geothermal)
  • Industrial
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Power Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Based on Geography
    • North America (U.S. & Canada) {Market Size (USD Billion), Growth Analysis (%) and Adoption Rate (%)}
    •  Latin America (Brazil, Mexico & Rest of Latin America)         {Market Size (USD Billion), Growth Analysis (%) and Adoption Rate (%)}
    • Europe (The U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden & RoE) {Market Size (USD Billion), Growth Analysis (%) and Opportunity Analysis}
    • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia) {Market Size (USD Billion), Growth Analysis (%) and Opportunity Analysis}
    • Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, North Africa, RoMEA) {Market Size (USD Billion), Growth Analysis (%) and Opportunity Analysis}
    •  Rest of World {Market Size (USD Billion), Growth Analysis (%) and Opportunity Analysis}

Market Size and Forecast

Power grid interconnection, power connection from land to sea and islands and rising number of renewable power generation projects are dynamically transforming the high voltage cable market across the globe. The global high voltage cable market is expected to garner USD 51.8 billion by 2024 from USD 32.4 billion in 2016, register a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period i.e. 2016 - 2024.

European Union government is establishing policies to use underground high voltage cable due to storm and heavy snow fall. Europe is expected to dominate the market of underground high voltage cables over the time period of 2016 to 2024. France and the United Kingdom have largest areas covered with underground cables as compared to other countries of Europe. However, replacement of entire overhead high voltage cable to underground high voltage cable requires huge investment. Europe high voltage cable market is expected to occupy 22% share of total high voltage cable business by the end of 2024.

Brazil and Mexico are the fastest growing economies of the world. Interconnection of high voltage cables can resolve the energy crisis. Government is immensely investing in interconnection of power grids for electricity transmission from hydropower plants and other utilities. This is increasing the demand of high voltage cable in Latin America region. Latin America is expected to reach at USD 5.18 billion by the end of 2024.

North America high voltage cable market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.82% over time period of 2016-2024 and is anticipated to reach nearly USD 15.54 billion by 2024. North America is the dominating region for high voltage cable market due to better energy transmission network and infrastructure.

The underground high voltage cable is expected to hold largest revenue share of global high voltage cable market during the forecast period owing to its growing demand in mining industry and energy sector. However, due to rising number of offshore projects and expansion of oil & gas industry demand of submarine high voltage cables are increasing. Submarine high voltage cables are expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period of 2016-2024. Moreover, overhead high voltage cable is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Based on application, industrial segment holds major share in high voltage cable market owing to the rising demand of energy sector. Renewable energy occupied nearly 40% share of overall high voltage cable market in 2016. Moreover, rising urbanization in emerging economies such as India, China, Brazil and Mexico is expected to propel the infrastructure segment of global high voltage cable market over the forecast period.

Asia pacific region is projected to gain remarkable growth in high voltage cable business. Strong layouts of power transmission plans in countries such as China, Japan, Singapore and India is likely to boost the high voltage cable market in the region. China and Japan together occupy nearly 70% of overall Asia-Pacific high voltage cable market. Asia-Pacific is estimated to exhibit a noteworthy growth with a CAGR of around 10% during the forecast period.

Market Drivers and Challenges

Most of the countries are facing safety problems and blackouts due to obsolete infrastructure of existing power transmission. High demand for electricity along with rising concerns towards public safety is driving the demand for high voltage cables in power transmission. Growing demand for broad range of power distribution cable is increasing the investment from top cable manufacturers which is likely to boost the growth of global high voltage cables market. Low energy loss during long distance transmission of high voltage power is a major advantage of high voltage cables. These are some key factors driving the growth of high voltage cables market.

Advantages of Overhead High Voltage Cables

Overhead high voltage cables (OHVC) are mainly used for telecommunication transmission lines. Overhead high voltage cables can be easily suspended over rivers or motorways and low energy loss during power transmission as compared to underground high voltage cable due to less interaction with good conductors. Low operational cost as it is easy to repair OHVC if any damage occurs add benefit to the adoption of overhead high voltage cables

Advantages of Underground High Voltage Cables

Underground high voltage cables (UGHVC) emit no electric or magnetic field while transmitting power. This reduces the power loss and absorbs sudden heavy power loads in power transmission. Underground high voltage cables are used in areas with dense population, rivers, mountains where infrastructural development is difficult. These are some key features which are likely to raise the demand for underground high voltage cables. XLPE cables, a type of underground high voltage cables are extruded insulation cables with tremendous electrical properties. Cross-linked structure of XLPE cables allows it to design for maximum conductor and short circuit temperature. This reduces the dielectric loss and enhances its mechanical properties.

Market Challenges

Overhead cables are susceptible to lightning strike and causes interruption in power transmission. High voltage drop and maintenance cost is also hampering the adoption rate of overhead high voltage cables (OHVC). Government and private firms are investing in improvement of existing power transmission infrastructure and replacement of transmission lines which is going to increase the electricity charges. Convertor stations of High Voltage Direct Current (HDVC) are very expensive and management of power flow through multiple terminal systems is an

Key Findings

  • In 1997 and 1999, Government of Denmark placed two new 400kV underground high voltage cables and replaced six 132 kV overhead high voltage cable to improve power transmission facility in the country.
  • Due to heavy storm in 1999 occurred in France, which created a massive blackout. After this incident French government introduced a new policy to have 25% of underground high voltage cables for power transmission. This incident took 6 months to repair the damaged transmission lines and the total damage cost was USD 1.53 billion.
  • Brazil has the longest high voltage direct current transmission link which has a capacity to transmit 7.1 GW with a length of 2,385 km.

Key Market Players

  • General Cables Technologies Corporation
    • Synopsis
    • Business Strategy
    • Product Portfolio
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Nexans
  • ABB Ltd.
  • Encore Wire Corporation
  • NKT Cables

Scope Background

Market Synopsis

Market Segmentation

The Global High Voltage Cables Market is segmented as follows:

  • By Product Types (Market Size, Demand Analysis and Growth Analysis)
  • By Application (Market Size, Demand Analysis and Growth Analysis)

By Regions

  • North America (U.S., Canada) {Market Size, Growth Analysis and Opportunity Analysis}
  • Latin America (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Rest of Latin America) {Market Size, Growth Analysis and Opportunity Analysis}
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain, France, The U.K., Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Rest of Europe) {Market Size, Growth Analysis and Opportunity Analysis}
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Singapore, Japan, Hong-Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Rest of Asia Pacific) {Market Size, Growth Analysis and Opportunity Analysis}
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA) {Market Size, Growth Analysis and Opportunity Analysis}
  • Rest of World  {Market Size, Growth Analysis and Opportunity Analysis}

Market Dynamics: Growth Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities

  • Risk Factors
  • Regional Variations
  • Recent Trends and Developments

Key Market Players

  • Synopsis
  • Business Strategy
  • Product Portfolio
  • SWOT Analysis

Porter’s Five Force Model

Market Landscape: Competition and Beyond

Market outlook for business players and entry level players to ascertain their business in dynamic ecosystem

Expert Analysis

Concluding Remarks


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