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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

The Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has moderate barriers to entry because there are few economies of scale to be gained, construction is spread across the United Kingdom, there are few dominant players and equipment can be leased or supplied by subcontractors. However, new entrants may be disadvantaged by the technical complexity of some contracts and the trend towards awarding long-term facilities management contracts, which tends to exclude inexperienced contractors.

The economies of scale are limited by the geographic dispersal of contracts and new entrants can generally compete effectively on smaller-scale local contracts, particularly river and waterway maintenance. How.. 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

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