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Construction in the Waste Industry Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the 2nd Edition of the report 'Construction in the Waste Industry Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis', focusing on key market trends and major construction projects, which should be of particular interest to construction professionals involved in the waste sector and to waste management providers.

With over 85 pages and around 30 charts and tables this report includes:

  • Market size and key issues of construction in the UK waste industry, forecast to 2015.
  • Key market trends and the impact of the continuing economic downturn on waste projects.
  • Impact of 2010 CSR for the waste sector.
  • Key waste construction projects by region.
  • Regional assessment, analysis and comment.
  • Identification of construction contractors active in this sector and recent projects.
  • National, regional and specialist waste management contractors, market shares and company profiles.
  • Applications and Processes in the waste industry - key focus on material recovery facilities (MRFs), mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plants, in-vessel composting (IVC), anaerobic digestion (AD), gasification, pyrolysis and autoclaving. Development issues and trends in each sector.
  • Summary of waste management market - overall market size, controlled waste arisings by sector.

Areas of particular interest:

  • Assessment of the key market drivers and forecasts to 2015.
  • Detailed assessment of waste transfer, treatment and energy from waste infrastructure - trends in capacities, key development issues.
  • Key focus on MRFs, MBTs, AD & IVC plants, Autoclaves, gasification & pyrolysis plants and EfW incinerators.
  • Regional review of construction within the waste sector including identification of projects in the pipeline.
  • Review of operators of waste treatment and EfW facilities, including recently established turnkey contractors plus constructors active in the waste industry.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the construction in the waste industry market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Companies incuded in the report:

Aecom, Agrivert, Andigestion, Ascot Environmental, Augean Plc, Bagnall and Morris Waste Services, BAM Nuttall, Biffa Waste Services, Bioessence, Biogen Greenfinch, Birse Civils, Breheny Contractors, Bywaters (Leyton), Catalyst Lend Lease, Clugston Construction, CNIM UK, Cory Environmental Services, Costain Waste Management, Covanta Energy, Cyclamax, Cyclerval UK, Dean & Dyball, Devon Waste Management, Eco Sustainable Solutions, Envar, F and R Cawley, Fomento de Construcciones Y Contratas (FCC), Graphite Resources, Greater Manchester Waste (GMW), Greenstar UK, Grundon Waste Management, Hills Waste Solutions, Hochtief (UK) Construction, HW Martin Waste, Indigo Environmental Services, Inetec, Interserve Civils, John Laing, Kier Construction, Midland Compost and Recycling (MCR), Mytum and Selby Waste Recycling, New Earth Solutions (NES), Norfolk Environmental Waste Services (NEWS), North Midland Construction, Oran Waste, Orchid Environmental, Premier Waste Management, Prosper de Mulder (PDM), Shanks Waste Management Ltd, Sita Holdings UK, Smiths (Gloucester), Sterecycle, TEG Environmental, The Composting Company, The Countrystyle Group, Veolia Environmental Services, Viridor Waste Management, Vital Earth, VT Environmental Engineering, Waddington Waste, Waste Recycling Group Plc (WRG), West London Composting, William Tracey, Worm Tech, Yorwaste.

Overview of Construction Trends in the UK Waste Industry

  • Overview of waste management market - waste arisings by sector by country, waste tonnages disposed of/recycled by route.
  • Value of the waste construction market in the UK with forecasts to 2015.
  • Assessment of key market drivers specific to waste treatment and disposal - key legislation; Government initiatives; Recyclables prices trends; downturn of UK economy.
  • Legislative drivers and analysis of Government initiatives shaping delivery of waste infrastructure.
  • Analysis of PFI/PPP contracts within the waste sector - including identification of contracts in procurement.
  • Regional analysis of construction projects in the UK waste industry sector - identification of key projects in the development pipeline.

Applications and Processes in the Waste Industry

  • Identification of operational waste facilities in England and Wales and analysis of influences on future capacity.
  • Analysis of processes within the waste sector including waste transfer, Materials Recycling Facilities, Mechanical Biological Treatment, Advanced Biological Treatment, Mechanical Heat Treatment, Advanced Thermal Treatment, Incineration with Energy from Waste.
  • Identification of trends and issues impacting on the development of waste facilities.
  • Analysis of the types of structure constructed by application and process and estimation of related construction costs.

Contractors Review

  • Identification and analysis of construction/civils contractors active in the waste sector - incl. Earth Tech, Clugston Construction, Birse Civils, Dean & Dyball, Costain Waste Management, BAM Nuttall, Kier Construction and others.
  • Summary and analysis of enterprises operating within the waste sector.
  • Identification and analysis of general waste treatment and EfW plant operators including - Veolia ES, Biffa, SITA, Viridor, WRG, Shanks, Greenstar UK, CNIM, Cory, Greater Manchester Waste, Mersey Waste, Grundon, Oran Waste, Hills Waste Solutions, Premier Waste, Yorwaste and others.
  • Estimation of market shares of leading players within the waste management sector.
  • Identification and analysis of specialist waste facilities turnkey contractors - incl. Agrivert, Graphite Resources, Vital Earth, Bioganix, New Earth Solutions, Eco Sustainable Solutions, Biogen Greenfinch, VT Group, PDM and others.

Report Summary

In 2010, the waste construction market was estimated to be worth £260 million. This represents a growth of 3% on 2009. The waste construction market has experienced good growth in recent years reflecting demand for increased waste treatment capacity. The market is expected to continue to grow in the short term, with average rates of growth of 2-3%.

Factors supporting the market include the need for greater waste treatment capacity as population and consumption increase, increasingly tough landfill diversion targets and expanding speculative development in the commercial market. Factors negatively affecting market growth include government spending cuts, particularly in terms of cuts in funding to DEFRA and WRAP and the removal of waste PFI credits, and relatively new, untested markets for output products. Large European waste management companies entering the UK market are the most significant competitors to the current participants.

Energy from waste, Anaerobic Digestion and In-Vessel Composting remain the sectors with the greatest growth potential in the short to medium term while Legislative changes leading to tougher waste targets have had a beneficial impact on the waste construction market as alternatives to landfill are sought. In addition, increasing prices for recyclables and strengthening markets for other outputs such as energy and compost like output (CLO), have supported the market in recent months. Continued development of new technology sectors will provide an opportunity to add value to the market, as will expansion of commercial and industrial waste treatment projects.

Public sector capital expenditure will fall from 2011. Previous levels of expenditure were unsustainable against the background of public sector debt and the 2010 CSR brought about a significant spending review and a so-called "austerity budget". Prices for output products are expected to see steady growth as the markets become more established and as manufacturing returns to normal levels and demand increases, particularly from the expanding markets of India and China.

The waste construction market is expected to continue to grow in 2011 as a number of PFI contracts signed in 2009 and 2010 see construction begin on new waste facilities. From 2011, the market is expected to see growth remain low at around 2-3%, although growth is expected to strengthen as economic conditions improve, resulting in a market value in 2015 forecast at £307 million, 18% growth on 2010.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 6
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 6
  5. GLOSSARY OF TERMS 8
  6. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & FUTURE PROSPECTS 10
  7. 2.1 SUMMARY 10
  8. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 11
  9. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  10. 3.1 GDP 12
  11. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  12. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
  13. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
  14. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 15
  15. 3.6 STERLING 16
  16. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 17
  17. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 18
  18. 4. CONSTRUCTION IN THE WASTE INDUSTRY 20
  19. 4.1 DEFINITION 20
  20. 4.2 OVERVIEW OF WASTE MANAGEMENT MARKET 21
  21. 4.3 WASTE MANAGEMENT CONSTRUCTION - MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 22
  22. 4.4 KEY MARKET FACTORS 25
  23. 4.4.1 General Economy 25
  24. 4.4.2 EU Directives & UK Legislation 25
  25. 4.4.3 Government Initiatives 28
  26. 4.4.4 Recyclables Price Trends 30
  27. 4.4.5 Energy Input Costs 31
  28. 5. REGIONAL CONSTRUCTION 32
  29. 5.1 PFI/PPP 32
  30. 5.2 REGIONAL CONSTRUCTION 38
  31. 5.2.1 South West England 38
  32. 5.2.2 South East England 40
  33. 5.2.3 London 42
  34. 5.2.4 West Midlands 44
  35. 5.2.5 East Midlands 46
  36. 5.2.6 East of England 48
  37. 5.2.7 North West 50
  38. 5.2.8 North East 52
  39. 5.2.9 Yorkshire & Humberside 52
  40. 5.2.10 Scotland 54
  41. 5.2.11 Wales 56
  42. 5.2.12 Northern Ireland 57
  43. 6. APPLICATIONS AND PROCESSES IN THE WASTE INDUSTRY 58
  44. 6.1 OVERVIEW 58
  45. 6.2 WASTE TRANSFER STATIONS 60
  46. 6.2.1 Introduction & Definition 60
  47. 6.2.2 Development Issues 60
  48. 6.3 MATERIALS RECOVERY / RECYCLING FACILITIES 62
  49. 6.3.1 Introduction & Definition 62
  50. 6.3.2 Development Issues 63
  51. 6.4 MECHANICAL BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT (MBT) 64
  52. 6.4.1 Introduction & Definition 64
  53. 6.4.2 Development Issues 64
  54. 6.5 ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT (ABT) 66
  55. 6.5.1 Introduction & Definition 66
  56. 6.5.2 Development Issues 67
  57. 6.6 INCINERATION WITH EFW 68
  58. 6.6.1 Introduction & Definition 68
  59. 6.6.2 Development Issues 69
  60. 6.7 MECHANICAL HEAT TREATMENT 71
  61. 6.7.1 Introduction & Definition 71
  62. 6.7.2 Development Issues 71
  63. 6.8 ADVANCED THERMAL TREATMENT 72
  64. 6.8.1 Introduction & Definition 72
  65. 6.8.2 Development issues 72
  66. 7. CONTRACTORS REVIEW 73
  67. 7.1 SUMMARY OF TRENDS 73
  68. 7.2 LEADING CONTRACTORS 74
  69. 7.3 SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS 78
  70. 7.3.1 Introduction 78
  71. 7.3.2 Advanced Biological Treatment 79
  72. 7.3.3 Mechanical Heat Treatment 80
  73. 7.3.4 Incineration with EfW 81
  74. 7.4 CONSTRUCTORS 82
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK WASTE CONSTRUCTION MARKET 2005-2015 BY VALUE (£M) 10
  3. CHART 2 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1992-2015 13
  4. CHART 3 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1992-2015 15
  5. TABLE 4 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2004-2010 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  6. CHART 5 AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RESIDENT UK POPULATION MID-2008 ('000) 18
  7. TABLE 6 UK ESTIMATED CONTROLLED WASTE ARISINGS (MILLION TONNES) BY SECTOR 21
  8. CHART 7 GREAT BRITAIN PERMITTED WASTE MANAGEMENT THROUGHPUT BY METHOD 2008 22
  9. TABLE 8 UK CONSTRUCTION IN THE WASTE SECTOR - NEWBUILD OUTPUT BY VALUE 2005 - 2015 23
  10. TABLE 9 KEY EU DIRECTIVES RE: WASTE MANAGEMENT 26
  11. TABLE 10 KEY WASTE LEGISLATION FOR ENGLAND & WALES, SCOTLAND & NORTHERN IRELAND 27
  12. TABLE 11 AVERAGE PRICE RANGES PAID FOR RECYCLABLE MATERIALS FROM MSW AND COMMERCIAL WASTE STREAMS (£/TONNE) JANUARY 2009-JANUARY 2011 31
  13. TABLE 12 WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS SIGNED AS AT JANUARY 2011 33
  14. TABLE 13 WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS IN PROCUREMENT JANUARY 2011 35
  15. TABLE 14 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE SOUTH WEST 39
  16. TABLE 15 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE SOUTH EAST 41
  17. TABLE 16 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN LONDON 43
  18. TABLE 17 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE WEST MIDLANDS 45
  19. TABLE 18 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS 47
  20. TABLE 19 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND 49
  21. TABLE 20 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE NORTH WEST 51
  22. TABLE 21 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE NORTH EAST 52
  23. TABLE 22 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER 53
  24. TABLE 23 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN SCOTLAND 55
  25. TABLE 24 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN WALES 57
  26. TABLE 25 KEY WASTE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND 57
  27. TABLE 26 ENGLAND & WALES - NO. PERMITTED WASTE FACILITIES OPERATIONAL BY TYPE BY REGION 2008 59
  28. TABLE 27 ENGLAND & WALES -WASTE TRANSFER INPUTS ('000 TONNES) 2001 -2008 61
  29. TABLE 28 MBT FACILITIES - TYPICAL SIZES & COSTS 65
  30. TABLE 29 OPERATIONAL INCINERATION CAPACITY - '000 TONNES (NO. SITES) 2008 69
  31. TABLE 30 ACQUISITIONS IN THE UK WASTE SECTOR IN 2010-11 73
  32. TABLE 31 UK WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES MARKET - ESTIMATED SHARES 74

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