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100,000 More Pumps Will be Operated by Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2015

These pumps range in size and price from the $950,000 main boiler feed pumps which for a 400 MW plant move 6000 gpm and 7000 feet down to small lubrication pumps moving a few gallons per hour.  Metering pumps represent a small portion of the total revenues but a large percentage of units. By 2015 China will be operating 30,000 metering pumps but new purchases will be only $12 million in that year. Cooling water represents the biggest revenue segment.


World Coal-Fired Power Plant Pump Sales ($ Millions)

Application

2015

Boiler Feed

251

Chem. Metering 

44

Cooling Water  

317

Fuel Handling

59

Lubrication

15

Miscellaneous

40

Environmental

50

Total

776



These revenue figures do not include parts and services which will raise pump supplier revenues to over $1 billion.

Coal-fired power represents only 14 percent of the $7 billion forecasted total power pump market in 2015.  A big segment is commercial and industrial power which includes the steam cycle and liquid fuel handling. Nuclear, oil and gas including combined cycle gas turbines accounts for much of the remainder.  However geothermal, solar to steam and other technologies are additional markets.

The total pump market is projected at $44 billion of which power represents 16 percent. So coal-fired boilers will only account for 2.2 percent of the total 2015 market. However, the purchases will be concentrated in certain countries.  China will be the biggest purchaser of pumps for coal-fired boilers in 2015.
Top 10 Purchasers of Pumps for Coal-fired Boilers ($ Millions).

Country

2015

China

297

United States

118

China

77

Germany

35

Russia  

21

Japan

16

South Africa

15

Poland

14

South Korea

12

Australia 

11

The biggest market segment in the U.S. will be for replacement pumps rather than for pumps for new generators. However, the market for flue gas desulfurization pumps will be strong. This involves new installations retrofitted to plants which do not presently have scrubbers.

Pumps: World Markets has been expanded to include more than 100,000 continually updated forecasts.  More information on this report is found at:  http://www.mcilvainecompany.com/brochures/water.html#N019

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