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Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction in the UK: Market Research Report

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Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Market Research Report | SIC F42.910 | Oct 2016

Weathering volatility: Operators benefit from increased spending on flood defence projects

IBISWorld’s Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Balfour Beatty plc Balfour Beatty plc market share
Boskalis Westminster Ltd Boskalis Westminster Ltd market share
VolkerStevin Ltd VolkerStevin Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue has fluctuated with project completions and flood defence maintenance
  • Large-scale harbour projects have periodically boosted industry revenue
  • Flooding concerns are expected to continue to drive demand in the future
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Dam, Harbour and Other Water Project Construction industry work on projects that facilitate water storage, containment and transport. Some firms specialise in dock, harbour and marina developments for commercial and recreational water transport, while others concentrate on maintaining water-related infrastructure, containing flooding and preserving natural waterways and coastal regions. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.1% over the five years through 2016-17 to £708.2 million. Revenue has been highly volatile in recent years due to the long-term nature of many projects causing sudden lulls and upsurges in activity. Furthermore, unstable economic conditions have affected investment in water-based infrastructure... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is considered to be moderately capital-intensive. The industry uses a wide range of expensive construction vehicles and machinery such as earthmoving equipment, dredging equipment and cranes.

An industry's capital-to-labour ratio indicates the share of industry revenue absorbed by each type of input to construction. The industry is expected to have direct employment costs totalling 14.6% of revenue and depreciation charges absorbing about 3.2% of revenue in 2016-17. Therefore, it is estimated that for every £1.00 that industry operators invest in capital, they spend £4.56 on labour.

Although the industry has relatively low direct labour costs, the bulk of its labourers are subcontractors supply specialised skills such as crane operating. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government capital expenditure and Value of goods imports in the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry?

    This industry comprises contractors that carry out water-based civil engineering projects. This includes dredging waterways, maintaining levees and riverbanks, and constructing infrastructure such as dams, harbours and marinas. The project management activities involved in civil engineering works are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Harbour, port and marina construction and maintenanceDam and reservoir construction and maintenanceInland and coastal waterway construction and maintenance
    Industry Activities
    Constructing and dredging waterways and riversConstructing harbours, marinas and locksConstructing dams and dykes

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Value of goods imports
  • year bond rate
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Current Performance
  • Choppy conditions
  • Harbouring developments
  • Water treatment expands
  • Flood protection flow-on effects
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Flooded with defence projects
  • Ports and maintenance
  • Potential project boost
  • Table: Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Sea & Coastal Passenger Water Transport
  • Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Concrete Construction Product Manufacturing
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Harbour, port and marina construction and maintenance
  • Inland and coastal waterway construction and maintenance
  • Dam and reservoir construction and maintenance
  • Chart: Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Registered water companies
  • Public authorities
  • Owners or operators of ports, harbours and marinas
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Labour costs
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Balfour Beatty plc
    VolkerStevin Ltd
    Boskalis Westminster Ltd
  • Table: Balfour Beatty plc - financial performance
  • Table: VolkerStevin Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Boskalis Westminster Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A drawbridge that allows vehicles to move on and off large seagoing vessels.
  • Marina
  • A harbour with berths for recreational boats.
  • Revetment
  • A sloping structure placed on a bank or cliff in such a way as to absorb the energy of incoming water.
  • Spillway
  • A structure that controls water as it is released from a dam.

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