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Utilities Construction Market Report - UK 2019-2023

Published: 26/02/2019 / Number of Pages: 93 / Price: £895.00

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Introduction and Overview

The 6th Edition of the 'Utilities Construction Market Report - UK 2019-2022' contains analysis of the key utilities sectors, recent market trends and future prospects, along with details of key contract awards and contractors profiles of leading utilities specialists. This report contains original input and a detailed assessment of the market and represents excellent value for money to companies in the industry or considering entry.

Key areas covered:

  • Detailed assessment of the utilities market - analysis of market structure and recent developments in the market, with forecasts of market developments to 2022.
  • Analysis by sector - electricity, water & sewerage, gas, telecoms, influencing factors, forecasts to 2022.
  • Key contract awards - top 10 contract awards in 2017 and 2018 for each of the key sectors.
  • Contractor Profiles - leading organisations involved in the utilities sector..

Key areas of insight include:

  • Analysis of market performance in 2013-2018 - utilities output as part of the wider infrastructure market. Forecasts of market performance to 2022.
  • Factors affecting the market and analysis of key market characteristics - energy legislation & European Directives, growing influence of the electricity sector, changes to regulatory framework in water sector, influence of 4G/5G networks and developments in super-fast broadband in telecoms sector, etc.
  • Utilities Construction Procurement - European Purchasing Directives and the Utilities sector, contract thresholds, changes to purchasing procedures 2015-18.
  • Key engineering and construction contractors operating in the utilities.
  • Review of major contract awards in the utilities sector during 2017-18.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the utilities construction market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

National Grid, Scottish Power Transmission, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited, Northern Ireland Electricity, Northern PowerGrid, UK Power Networks, Electricity North West, Portsmouth Water, South East Water, South Staffs Water, Sutton & East Surrey Water, Northern Gas Networks, Wales and West Utilities, BT, Virgin Media, Cadent, GTC Pipelines, Independent Galliford Try, Morrison Construction, George Leslie, Hitachi Zosen Inova, J Murphy and Sons, JN Bentley, Mott MacDonald, Kier, Laing O'Rourke, Bouygues, Morgan Sindall, ABB, Morrison Utility Services, NMCN, Roadbridge, Skanska UK, Stantec, VINCI Construction UK, Taylor Woodrow, Bachy.

Market Overview

  • The Utilities Construction Market - overview of UK construction market to 2022; mix by sector 2017-18; key influencing factors; trends.
  • Infrastructure Output in Great Britain - new work, RMI, key infrastructure sectors, National Infrastructure Plan.
  • Government Construction/Infrastructure Pipeline to 2021 - investment breakdown; utilities infrastructure projects.
  • Utilities Construction Output - output by sector; sub-sector mix; output and new orders quarterly analysis..

UK Utilities Capital Investment and Output

  • Water Industry - industry structure in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; industry size, construction output in Water Sector; capital investment, asset management plans (AMP), level of investment.
  • Water Industry - Asset Management Plans (AMP) England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Leading water supply companies.
  • Electricity Industry - industry structure in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, construction output in electricity sector; future investment.
  • Electricity companies - recent corporate activity; transmission and distribution; Distribution Network Operators and large generation organizations.
  • Gas Industry - industry structure in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, industry size, construction output in gas, communications and air Sector, major gas companies operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Telecoms Industry - industry structure, telecoms industry revenues, capital expenditure and infrastructure plans; Government funding programmes..

Utilities Procurement and Leading Contractors

  • Procurement of utilities works - European Procurement Directives, exemptions for utilities companies, current contract thresholds and those applicable to utilities sector.
  • Recent contract awards in utilities sector - includes recent AMP 6/AMP 7 contract awards in water sector as well as some major electricity contracts recently awarded.
  • Structure of utilities contracting sector - analysis by employee numbers for water, electricity and communications sectors, recent corporate activities.
  • Leading contractors in utilities sectors - market share in the utilities sector, company profiles, area of activity, recent utilities projects, contracts awarded, major clients in utilities sector.

Report Summary

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List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 7
  3. 1.1 INTRODUCTION 7
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
  5. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 9
  7. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 10
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 12
  9. 3.1 OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 12
  10. 3.2 KEY DATA 13
  11. 3.2.1 GDP 13
  12. 3.2.2 Inflation & Interest Rates 13
  13. 3.2.3 Employment & Wages 14
  14. 3.2.4 Household Consumption 15
  15. 3.2.5 Sterling 16
  16. 4. CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN THE UTILITIES SECTOR 17
  17. 4.1 THE UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION MARKET 17
  18. 4.2 OVERALL GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 17
  19. 4.2.1 Total Construction Output to 2022 17
  20. 4.3 INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT GREAT BRITAIN 19
  21. 4.3.1 New Work 19
  22. 4.3.2 RMI 21
  23. 4.4 NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN 22
  24. 4.5 UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 23
  25. 4.5.1 Output by Sector 24
  26. 4.5.2 Sub-sector Mix 25
  27. 4.5.3 Output and New Orders Quarterly Analysis 26
  28. 4.6 FUTURE PROSPECTS AND FORECASTS - UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION 27
  29. 4.6.1 Major Utilities Contracts in the Pipeline 28
  30. 4.6.2 Utilities Infrastructure Projects 29
  31. 5. ELECTRICITY SECTOR 31
  32. 5.1 SECTOR OVERVIEW 31
  33. 5.2 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN ELECTRICITY SECTOR 31
  34. 5.3 FUTURE INVESTMENT 33
  35. 5.3.1 Pipeline Projects in the Power Generation and Distribution Sectors 34
  36. 5.4 STRUCTURE AND SIZE OF THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY 37
  37. 5.4.1 Overview 37
  38. 5.4.2 Recent Corporate Activity 39
  39. 5.4.3 Transmission and Distribution Organisations 39
  40. 5.4.4 Distribution Network Operators and Large Generation Organisations 41
  41. 6. WATER INDUSTRY 46
  42. 6.1 OVERVIEW 46
  43. 6.2 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN WATER SECTOR 46
  44. 6.3 FUTURE INVESTMENT 47
  45. 6.3.1 Asset Management Plans (AMP) England and Wales 47
  46. 6.3.2 Scotland 48
  47. 6.3.3 Northern Ireland 48
  48. 6.3.4 Pipeline Projects in the Water and Sewerage Sector 49
  49. 6.4 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 52
  50. 6.4.1 Regulators 52
  51. 6.4.2 Industry Size 53
  52. 6.4.3 Leading Water Companies 54
  53. 7. GAS AND TELECOMS INDUSTRIES 66
  54. 7.1 OVERVIEW 66
  55. 7.1.1 The Gas Industry 66
  56. 7.1.2 The Telecoms Industry 66
  57. 7.2 CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IN GAS, COMMUNICATIONS AND AIR SECTOR 66
  58. 7.2.1 Pipeline Projects in the Gas and Telecoms Sector 67
  59. 7.3 GAS INDUSTRY 69
  60. 7.3.1 Structure and Size of the Industry 69
  61. 7.3.2 Gas Companies 70
  62. 7.4 TELECOMS INDUSTRY 72
  63. 7.4.1 Structure of the Industry 72
  64. 7.4.2 Telecoms Industry Revenues 73
  65. 7.4.3 Telecoms Capital Expenditure 75
  66. 7.4.4 Infrastructure Plans in the Telecoms Sector 76
  67. 7.4.5 Government Funding Programmes in the Telecoms Sector 77
  68. 8. UTILITIES PROCUREMENT AND MAJOR CONTRACTORS 78
  69. 8.1 PROCUREMENT OF UTILITIES WORK 78
  70. 8.1.1 Current Directives 78
  71. 8.1.2 Current Contract Thresholds 79
  72. 8.2 STRUCTURE OF THE UTILITY CONTRACTING INDUSTRY 80
  73. 8.3 MAJOR CONTRACTORS INVOLVED IN THE UTILITIES SECTOR 80
  74. 8.3.1 Value of Utility Construction Contracts Awarded 80
  75. 8.3.2 Contractor's Market Share in the Utilities Sector 81
  76. 8.3.3 Contractor Profiles 82
  77. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 93

  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1: UTILITIES MARKET GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 10
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA 2015 TO 2019 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 14
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) 2008-2023 15
  5. TABLE 4: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA (GB) TOTAL PAY 2014-2019 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) - £ STERLING 16
  6. CHART 5: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008 TO 2023 16
  7. TABLE 6: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015-2021 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 17
  8. CHART 7: VALUE OF TOTAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GB) 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 19
  9. CHART 8: INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GROWTH AND FORECASTS 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 21
  10. TABLE 9: GB INFRASTRUCTURE NEW WORK OUTPUT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS 2012 TO H1 2018 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 22
  11. TABLE 10: INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT BY SECTOR 2015 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 22
  12. CHART 11: GB INFRASTRUCTURE RMI OUTPUT: 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 23
  13. CHART 12: NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION PIPELINE INVESTMENT BY SECTOR 2017-18 TO 2020-2021 - % BY VALUE 24
  14. TABLE 13: UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT AND TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 25
  15. CHART 14: UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GB BY SECTOR 2013 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 25
  16. TABLE 15: UTILITIES MARKET GB OUTPUT MIX BY SUB-SECTOR 2011 TO H1 2018 - % BY VALUE 26
  17. CHART 16: UTILITIES OUTPUT AND NEW ORDERS GB QUARTERLY ANALYSIS Q1 2015 TO Q2 2018 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 27
  18. CHART 17: UTILITIES MARKET GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 28
  19. CHART 18: UK UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS IN THE PLANNING PIPELINE MIX BY SUBSECTOR - % BY VALUE 30
  20. CHART 19: NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION PIPELINE UTILITIES INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BY SECTOR - % BY VALUE 31
  21. CHART 20: ELECTRICITY CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GB 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 32
  22. CHART 21: POWER GENERATION & DISTRIBUTION CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARDS BY SUBSECTOR 2016-2018 - % BY VALUE 36
  23. TABLE 22: TOP 10 POWER GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT AWARDS 2016-2018 - BY VALUE (£M) 37
  24. TABLE 23: NORTHERN IRELAND CURRENT ELECTRICITY SUPPLY LICENCE HOLDERS 40
  25. TABLE 24: KEY FINANCIAL INDICATORS OF NATIONAL GRID UK FINANCIAL YEARS ENDING MARCH 2017 AND MARCH 2018 - VALUE (£M) 41
  26. CHART 25: WATER AND SEWERAGE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GB 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 47
  27. TABLE 26: AVERAGE ANNUAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT BY WATER COMPANIES (ENGLAND AND WALES) 1990-95 TO 2015-20 - BY VALUE (£BN) 49
  28. CHART 27: WATER & SEWERAGE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARDS BY SUBSECTOR 2016 TO 2018 - % BY VALUE 50
  29. TABLE 28: TOP 10 WATER AND SEWERAGE CONTRACT AWARDS 2016 TO 2018 BY VALUE (£M) 51
  30. TABLE 29: UK WATER INDUSTRY TURNOVER 2011-12 TO 2016-17 - BY VALUE (£M CURRENT PRICES) 55
  31. TABLE 30: NORTHERN IRELAND WATER - KEY INDICATORS, GEOGRAPHY, CUSTOMERS, WATER SUPPLY, NETWORK, CAPITAL INVESTMENT ETC. 56
  32. TABLE 31: SCOTTISH WATER - KEY INDICATORS, GEOGRAPHY, CUSTOMERS, WATER SUPPLY, NETWORK, CAPITAL INVESTMENT ETC. 56
  33. TABLE 32: MAJOR WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANIES IN ENGLAND & WALES: PROFILE OF ACTIVITIES AND INVESTMENT (£BN) 58
  34. TABLE 33: COMPANIES SUPPLYING WATER ONLY SERVICES IN ENGLAND & WALES: PROFILE OF ACTIVITIES AND INVESTMENT (£BN) 66
  35. CHART 34: GAS, COMMUNICATIONS & AIR SECTOR CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GB 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 68
  36. CHART 35: GAS & TELECOMS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARDS BY SUBSECTOR 2016 TO 2018 - % BY VALUE 69
  37. TABLE 36: TOP 5 GAS CONTRACT AWARDS 2016 TO 2018 - BY VALUE (£M) 69
  38. CHART 37: FIXED LINES AND MOBILE DATA CONNECTIONS 2013 TO 2018 - NUMBER (MILLIONS) 74
  39. CHART 38: UK TELECOMS INDUSTRY REVENUE BY SECTOR (RETAIL, WHOLESALE, TOTAL) 2012 TO 2017 - BY VALUE (£BN) 75
  40. CHART 39: UK TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY NET CAPITAL EXPENDITURE 2013-17 - BY VALUE (£BN) 76
  41. TABLE 40: EU THRESHOLDS FOR ALL SECTORS 2018 - BY VALUE 80
  42. TABLE 41: UK UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS 2018 - SIZE OF BUSINESS BY NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 81
  43. CHART 42: UK UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION: CONTRACT AWARDS BY SUBSECTOR 2017-18 % BY VALUE 82
  44. CHART 43: LEADING CONTRACTORS UTILITIES CONTRACT AWARDS 2017-18 - % SHARE BY VALUE OF CONTRACTS AWARDED 83

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