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Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction in the UK: Market Research Report

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Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction Market Research Report | SIC F42.210 | Oct 2016

A steady flow: Efforts to limit revenue fluctuations should encourage steady growth

IBISWorld’s Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Clancy Docwra Ltd Clancy Docwra Ltd market share
Morgan Sindall Morgan Sindall market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel is projected to support revenue growth
  • Work on improving Scotland's ageing water systems has boosted revenue in 2016-17
  • The introduction of smart meters may emerge as a threat to operators in the future
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Contractors in the Water Main, Sewer System and Related Project Construction industry build and maintain the infrastructure that both water-only companies (WOCs) and water and sewerage companies (WaSCs) rely on. Throughout this report, WaSCs and WOCs are jointly referred to as water companies. The amount that water companies spend on the industry's services is scrutinised by the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat), which approves asset management plans (AMPs) covering five-year periods. Given the extent of water mains and sewer systems, complex projects are often required to renew or update them. The irregularity of income from such projects can cause large spikes in revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Water companies have had a steady income over the past five years because all households and businesses need access to water, but their expenditure on the industry's services has fluctuated considerably because it is regulated in five-year periods. These fluctuations in industry revenue have been exacerbated by a relatively high base period as water companies worked to reduce the amount of water lost through leakage, deal with pressure on capacity and comply with the EU Water Framework Directive in the years prior to 2012-13. As a result, industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 3.1% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £2.1 billion.

Operators' profit margins have also been hit, since many of the inputs they need have become more expensive. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Successful relationship with subcontractors
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real gross fixed investment and Demand from sewerage in the Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction Industry?

    The industry includes contractors that build distribution lines to transport fluids and construct the buildings and structures to support these systems. This includes the construction of long-distance and urban pipelines, water mains, sewer systems, irrigation systems and pumping stations.

    Industry Products
    Building water infrastructureMaintenance, repair and upgradesBuilding sewerage infrastructure
    Industry Activities
    Constructing long-distance and urban pipelinesConstructing water mains and linesConstructing irrigation systems and canalsConstructing sewer systems and sewage disposal plantsConstructing pumping stations

    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
  • Real gross fixed investment
  • Demand from sewerage
  • Demand from water collection, treatment and supply
  • Number of households
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Construction materials price index
  • Current Performance
  • Asset management periods
  • Growing demand
  • Opening the taps
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing regulation
  • In the pipeline
  • Table: Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Sewerage
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Concrete Construction Product Manufacturing
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
  • Pump Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing
  • Steel Tube, Pipe & Related Fitting Manufacturing
  • Tap & Valve Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Building water infrastructure
  • Building sewerage infrastructure
  • Maintenance, repair and upgrades
  • Chart: Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Water and sewerage companies
  • Water-only companies
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water Main, Sewer System & Related 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 Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Water Main, Sewer System & Related Project Construction Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Clancy Docwra Ltd
    Morgan Sindall Group plc
  • Table: Clancy Docwra Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Morgan Sindall Group plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Water Main, Sewer System & Related 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 Water Main, Sewer System & Related 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
    Asset Management Period (Amp)
  • Plans that allocate how much funding water companies receive, approved by Ofwat. Each period lasts for five years.
  • Combined Sewer
  • A sewer that carries both rainwater and sewage.
  • Water Company
  • A firm that either just provides its clients with access to water or provides both water and sewerage services.

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