Only a handful of manufacturers in the world are capable of producing and installing high-voltage subsea power cables, and Pike Research’s analysis indicates that the limited supply chain for cables is not prepared to meet the increased demand that offshore renewable energy production and grid interconnection will place on the market. The constraints on the supply chain don’t stop with the manufacturers. The site engineering companies and cable-laying ships required are highly specialized and also in limited supply. As countries all over the world experience an increased need for advanced grid connections and renewable power, cable manufacturers will need to significantly increase their production capabilities to keep up with the steady demand growth in the years ahead.
This Pike Research report examines the market opportunity and demand dynamics for submarine HVDC and HVAC power cable projects around the world. The study analyzes the continuing expansion of such projects and the increased strain that this growing demand will place on the existing undersea transmission supply chain. Prominent projects and key industry players are profiled in depth, and market forecasts for each world region extend through 2020.
Key Questions Addressed:
What are the most common uses for high-voltage submarine power cables?
Does the current supply chain for submarine power cables have the capacity to meet the demand for future projects?
Which geographic regions will experiences the greatest demand for submarine power cables and what types of projects will they undertake?
Which geographic areas have the highest capability to supply submarine power cables?
What drives the demand for submarine power cable projects?
What types of submarine cable technology will be the most prevalent in future projects?
At what rate will the submarine power cable industry grow?
Who are the key players in the submarine power cable market?
What proposed projects will challenge the demand for submarine power cables?
How many high-voltage submarine cables will be installed between 2011 and 2020?