Research and Markets Present ‘Wind Energy Construction Market in the UK 2010 – 2014’
The 2nd Edition of its Wind Energy Construction Programme – UK 2010-2020 should be of particular interest to companies and institutional investors, and provides a comprehensive and easy to use review of the commercial wind energy sector.
Key areas in the report:
Overall review of the commercial wind energy market in the UK and its contribution to renewable energy in the UK.
In-depth analysis of the onshore and offshore wind markets including technology, costs, operational wind farms, projects in development and in planning.
In-depth analysis of plans to build an additional 32GW of offshore and 14GW of onshore wind capacity by 2020 including estimated costs and timetable for construction and key players involved.
Review of key issues affecting the wind energy market – new government, planning system, capital & operational costs, supply chain issues, turbine availability, grid & transmission issues.
Renewable energy is central to the new coalition government’s objectives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2020 and to generate 15% of the UK’s electricity supply from renewable sources by 2020. With onshore wind farms already making a considerable contribution in the UK, the key opportunities for larger scale development going forward lie offshore.
For the first time, in 2009, the UK wind energy sector delivered more than 1GW of new wind power capacity in one year and the forward pipeline is also very healthy, with 2.4GW of onshore and offshore capacity under construction, a further 6.5GW consented and 9.9GW in planning.
The UK is aiming for onshore wind to grow from around 3.5GW today to at least 13-14GW by 2020, and suitable sites for up to 32GW of offshore wind power development have been identified by the Crown Estate for this timeframe. This installation programme for UK offshore wind until 2020 captures the delivery of all Crown Estate Round 1-3 projects.
The shift from current operating capacities represents a tremendous challenge by the sector and its supply chain to deliver an unprecedented scale of development over a relatively short time span, necessitating an average build rate of around 950MW onshore wind per year and around 2.2GW of offshore wind per year.
The report reviews the key issues affecting both the on and offshore wind energy markets including the estimated costs and timetable for construction, key players involved and an analysis of the major factors affecting wind farm development such as planning, turbine availability and connection to the grid. With renewable energy firmly on the new coalition government’s agenda, the report also explores the market opportunities ahead for the construction industry and the wider supply chain.
Key Topics Covered:
2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
3. WIND ENERGY MARKET IN THE UK
4. ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY IN DETAIL
5. FACTORS AFFECTING THE WIND ENERGY MARKET
6. CONSTRUCTION & MANUFACTURING MARKET SUPPLY IN THE WIND ENERGY SECTOR
Faber Maunsell (AECOM)
Galliford Try Renewables
Natural Power Consultants (NPC) Renewable Energy Systems (RES)
The Mott MacDonald Group
Source: researchandmarkets, June 16, 2011