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Analysis of the European Water Utility Services Market

  • May 2015
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 3008827


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Need for Smart and Efficient Systems to Boost Utility Spending

The European water and wastewater utility services market is amongst the most mature markets in the world and leads in spending compared to its global counterparts. The need for efficiency in operations and modernisation is expected to augment utility spending. In addition, the rehabilitation of ageing infrastructure and the uptake of smart solutions are key trends. This research service takes a deep-dive into the finer aspects of the European water and wastewater utility services market, both at the segment and regional levels. The base year is 2014 and forecasts run to 2020.

Key Findings

- The European water utility services market is growing and is expected to grow at a steady compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of % between 2014 and 2020.
- The European market is relatively mature compared to its counterparts globally. Most of the growth is a result of on-going modernisation, rehabilitation, and the adoption of smart solutions.
- Operation and maintenance make-up a major share of spending in asset management by utilities. However, current capital investments are expected reduce operational
expenditures in the long term.
- Capital expenditures in smart solutions for process control and management in water and wastewater networks and treatment plants are expected to grow at the highest rate between 2015 and 2020.
- Revenue spending will be impacted by ageing infrastructure, falling consumption rates, the need for greater efficiency, advanced treatment technology methods, regulations by governing bodies, and the resurgence of the European economy.
- Both public and private utilities exist, depending on the political and regulatory scenario in different regions. Opportunities for private operators will continue to grow with new business models and modified project scopes.

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