Steam Turbine Market Size & Industry Trends Report to 2028

Global Steam Turbine Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Capacity (151 to 300 MW, Up to 150 MW and More than 300 MW), By End User, By Technology, By Design (Impulse and Reaction), By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2022 - 2028

Published Date: October-2022 | Number of Pages: 243 | Format: PDF | Report ID: KBV-20615

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Market Report Description

The Global Steam Turbine Market size is expected to reach $19.5 billion by 2028, rising at a market growth of 3.5% CAGR during the forecast period.

A steam turbine is a device that uses pressurized steam's thermal energy to drive mechanical work on a revolving output shaft. Modern steam turbines are made utilizing sophisticated metalworking techniques that were first made possible in the 20th century. The continuing improvement of steam turbines' resilience and efficacy are still essential to the economics and finance of the 21st century.

Steam Turbine Market - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2018-2028

The utilization of many stages in the expansion of the steam, which leads to an early version of the possible response expansion process, is a major contributor to the steam turbine's gain in thermodynamic efficiency. Because the turbine produces rotating motion, it is particularly well adapted to be utilized to drive an electrical generator.

The Arabelle, a steam turbine made by GE based on an original design by Alstom, is one of the biggest steam turbines in the world as of 2021. A 7 m-diameter, 4000-ton Arabelle turbine spins at 1500 rpm and has a weight of 4000 tons. Another 4000 tons of supporting steel structure and 1000 tons of pumps, valves, and pipes are needed for a typical nuclear plant. Rotor imbalance, bearing wear, and unequal expansion are some of the technical issues (various forms of thermal shock). When operated out of trim in big installations, even the most durable rotor is capable of shattering itself.

There are two fundamental types of turbine blades: nozzles and blades. The only reason the blades move is when steam interacts with them; they do not converge in their profiles. As a result, there is a decrease in steam velocity and almost no pressure loss as steam passes through the blades. Impulse turbines, Curtis turbines, Rateau turbines, or Brown-Curtis turbines are all types of turbines that consist of blades that alternate with fixed nozzles.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the expansion of the steam turbine business due to the lack of steam turbine parts, which delays their creation and creates logistical problems. Additionally, this causes ongoing projects to construct steam turbines to be delayed. Due to the steam turbine buyers' use of finances to support the COVID-19 issue, there has been a decrease in new orders for turbine installations. Manufacturers of steam turbines have since acted to supply turbines to customers with active projects. Vendors are choosing digital tools, adhering to social distance rules, and installing new power plants while donning PPE.

Market Growth Factors

The Need For Onsite Power Generation Is Growing

Due to the rapid deployment of large-scale power-generating stations, including thermal and combined cycle plants, the >3 MW - 100 MW rated steam turbines will project significant momentum. Some of the key elements promoting product adoption include the expanding use of super and ultra-super-critical technology as well as the conversion of existing power plants into combined-cycle systems. The sector dynamics will be further energized by ongoing government efforts to implement a sustainable energy network and energy-efficient technologies. The growing requirements for onsite power generation would surge the growth of the steam turbine market.

Increasing Demand For Electricity

ISO works extensively with the International Electrotechnical Commission on all issues relating to electrotechnical advancements (IEC). To increase the production of mechanical steam turbines and gas extension turbines, the ISO worked with all associated organizations throughout the analysis of the steam turbine market to increase market size, share, and growth. While combined cycle plants, the most efficient kind of natural gas-fired plant, do not directly use steam turbines, natural gas plants do. In combined cycle power plants, smaller megawatt turbines are employed. The rising use of combined-cycle natural gas plants as dependable energy sources is one of the primary causes of the increase in demand for steam turbines.

Market Restraining Factors

Costly Installation Of The Steam Turbine System

Significant capital expenditures are necessary for the installation of steam turbines. Before building turbines, market participants in many locations must finish several administrative procedures and tasks, which also call for a large cost. The large costs also cover the foundation, control systems, grid connection, land, electric installation, road construction, and other expenses in addition to the installation of the turbine. The cost of installation varies from one region and one technology to another. Because of this, the market for steam turbines will face significant obstacles to expansion throughout the forecast period due to the high installation costs. The high cost of the steam turbines hinders the growth of the market.

Design Outlook

Based on the Design, the Steam Turbine Market is segmented into Reaction and Impulse. The impulse segment acquired the highest revenue share in the steam turbine market in 2021. In this turbine, high-velocity jets of steam or water smash with the turbine's blades to rotate the turbine and generate energy. The chemical and power industries make extensive use of impulse turbines. Impulse turbines are used in the chemical industry to turn the heat energy found in hot vapors and gases into mechanical work.

Steam Turbine Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2021

End-use Outlook

On the basis of End-use, the Steam Turbine Market is divided into Others, Power Generation, Petrochemical, and Oil & Gas. The power generation segment procured the largest revenue share in the steam turbine market in 2021. Electrical power generation applications have typically used steam turbines. The market has been divided into power and utility and industrial segments based on end-use. Any combustion fuel can be used with steam turbine units, but historically coal has been the fuel of choice. The use of coal-fired power plants and renewable energy sources like natural gas has been curtailed due to growing environmental concerns.

Capacity Outlook

By Capacity, the Steam Turbine Market is classified into 151 to 300 MW, Up to 150 MW, and More than 300 MW. The more than 300 MW segment registered a significant revenue share in the steam turbine market in 2021. It is because these are utilized in nuclear and combined cycle power plants as well as steam power plants. With over 8,000 steam turbines in operation across the world, it provides proven technology suited to local circumstances.

Technology Outlook

On the basis of Technology, the Steam Turbine Market is bifurcated into Steam Cycle, Combined Cycle, and Cogeneration. The Cogeneration segment witnessed a substantial revenue share in the steam turbine market in 2021. Steam cogeneration is a high-temperature HVAC system that needs significant demand and utilization to be feasible. Cogeneration using steam turbines is only suitable for locations with power needs exceeding 1 megawatt. A steam-generated power station is a type of plant where heated water transforms into steam and drives an electricity generator via a steam turbine.

Steam Turbine Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2021 USD 15.4 Billion
Market size forecast in 2028 USD 19.5 Billion
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2018 to 2020
Forecast Period 2022 to 2028
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 3.5% from 2022 to 2028
Number of Pages 243
Number of Tables 440
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Capacity, Technology, Design, End Use, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • The Need For Onsite Power Generation Is Growing
  • Increasing Demand For Electricity
  • Costly Installation Of The Steam Turbine System

Regional Outlook

Region-wise, the Steam Turbine Market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA. The Asia Pacific segment procured the highest revenue share in the steam turbine market in 2021. It is because several fossil and biomass power plants are being built in nations like Indonesia, South Korea, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Japan, which will support the market's expansion throughout the forecast period, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to keep its lead in terms of both volume and value. Because of the expanding population and quick industrialization, the region is experiencing an increase in its demand for power.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Steam Turbine Market size to reach USD 19.5 Billion by 2028

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include General Electric (GE) Co., Siemens AG, Toshiba Corporation, Elliott Group (Ebara Corporation), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (Mitsubishi Power, Ltd.), MAN Energy Solutions SE (Volkswagen Group), Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Chola Turbo Machinery International Pvt. Ltd., and Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Capacity

  • 151 to 300 MW
  • Up to 150 MW
  • More than 300 MW

By End User

  • Power Generation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Others

By Technology

  • Steam Cycle
  • Combined Cycle
  • Cogeneration

By Design

  • Impulse
  • Reaction

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • General Electric (GE) Co.
  • Siemens AG
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Elliott Group (Ebara Corporation)
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (Mitsubishi Power, Ltd.)
  • MAN Energy Solutions SE (Volkswagen Group)
  • Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Chola Turbo Machinery International Pvt. Ltd.
  • Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc.

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