Middle East and Africa Direct Drive (Gearless) Wind Turbine Market Outlook to 2021 - Market Analysis by Capacity, Turbine Technology, Geography, Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information - Growth Trends and Forecasts

  • ID: 3842230
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, Middle East
  • 81 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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With over half a billion people on the continent lacking access to electricity, Middle East and Africa is faced with the challenge of generating more power to meet existing and future demand. For many countries, an opportunity exists to do so in a clean and sustainable manner. The region is well endowed with renewable energy resources which constitute plausible solutions to address existing power shortages.

Adoption of gearless wind turbines is nothing but the elimination of gearbox as the weakest link in the design of modern wind turbines. Generally gearboxes lasts for an average 5 years and failing probably due to misalignment operation during the wind turbines life span of approximately 20 years, or due to severe strain and shape changes under sudden wind gusts.

In addition, it eliminates the need for oil cooling avoiding one cause of fires and environmental pollution in the case of the lubricating oil spillage. Like small wind turbines, these have inverters instead of synchronous generators, that is to say, a separate controller that converts the AC electrical power generated into a form that the grid can be fed with. This gearless concept has not yet been universally adopted like the flexible hub concept.

The gearless drive system does not require any oil to separate. The tips of the turbine blades are tilted to reduce noise emissions. The annular generator is of primary importance in the gearless system design of wind turbine. It offers the advantages of totally avoiding the gearbox components. Combine with the rotor hub, it provides an almost friction less flow of energy, while the gentle running of fewer moving components guarantees minimal material wear.

Developing countries such as China, India is mainly responsible for the market growth. Countries such as China, the United States, Germany, Spain, India themselves occupies more than 70 per cent of the market share. While the major share of the opportunities for this market exist in China, Germany and the United States, as these countries are rapidly increasing their new capacity additions to the existing ones.

The only issue with the wind turbine market is that the initial capital investments required is slightly on a higher side when compared to the other non-renewable energy markets in terms of tower installations and turbine and other equipment. Major revolutions happened in the recent years towards the turbine design and installation techniques, which resulted in reducing the initial capital investment required to a fairly reasonable extent.

What the Report Offers

- Market definition for the specified topic along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market.

- Market analysis for the Middle East and Africa direct drive wind turbine market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.

- Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a global and regional scale.

- Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their share of markets.

- Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the Middle East and Africa direct drive wind turbine market on both global and regional scale.

- A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.

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1. Introduction

1.1 Report Guidance

1.2 Markets Covered

1.3 Key Points Noted

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Overview

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Market Definition

3.3 Direct Drive (Gear Less) Technology

3.4 Recent Trends and Opportunities

4. Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities

4.1 Drivers

4.1.1 High Yields

4.1.2 Low Noise Levels

4.1.3 Lesser Maintanance Costs

4.1.4 Lower Cost of Ownership

4.1.5 Higher Return on Investment

4.1.6 High Availability

4.2 Constraints

4.2.1 High Initial Costs

4.2.2 Availability of Equipment

4.2.3 Land and Access

4.3 Opportunities

4.3.1 Original Equipment Manufacturing

4.3.2 Component Manufacturing

4.3.3 Trading Opportunities

4.3.4 IT, Consultancy and Resource Assessment Services

4.3.4.1 Feasibility Studies and Project Development

4.3.4.2 Geotechnical Services

4.3.5 Support Services

4.3.5.1 Logistics Support for Wind Power

4.3.5.2 Construction Opportunities

4.3.5.3 Operation and Maintenance

4.3.5.4 Insurance Services

4.3.6 HVDC Transmission Systems

5. Value Chain Analysis

5.1 Materials

5.2 Components Manufacturing

5.2.1 Blades

5.2.2 Nacelle

5.2.3 Tower

5.2.4 Generator and Power Electronics

5.3 Turbine Manufacturing and Assembling

5.4 Project Development

5.5 End-Use

6. Global Direct Drive Wind Turbine Market Analysis, by Capacity

6.1 Overview

6.2 Less than 1MW

6.3 Between 1 MW and 3 MW

6.4 More Than 3 MW

7. Global Direct Drive Wind Turbine Market Analysis, by Turbine Technology

7.1 Overview

7.2 Electrically Excited Synchronous Generator

7.3 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator

8. Middle East and Africa Direct Drive Wind Turbine Market Analysis, by Country

8.1 Overview

8.2 Major Countries

8.2.1 South Africa

8.2.1.1 Overview

8.2.1.2 Market Demand to 2020

8.2.1.3 Recent Trends and Developments

8.2.1.4 Policies and Regulations

8.2.2 UAE

8.2.2.1 Overview

8.2.2.2 Market Demand to 2020

8.2.2.3 Recent Trends and Developments

8.2.2.4 Policies and Regulations

8.2.3 Iran

8.2.3.1 Overview

8.2.3.2 Market Demand to 2020

8.2.3.3 Recent Trends and Developments

8.2.3.4 Policies and Regulations

8.2.4 Others

9. Competition

9.1 Overview

9.2 Market Share of Key Companies, by Geography

9.3 Market Share of Key Companies, by Equipment

10. Company Profiles

10.1 Alstom

10.2 American Superconductor Corp. (Amsc)

10.3 Avantis Energy Group

10.4 Emergya Wind Technologies B.V.

10.5 Enercon Gmbh

10.6 Ge Energy

10.7 Vensys Energy Ag

10.8 Windtronics Energy Solutions Llc

10.9 Siemens Wind Power A/S

10.10 Northern Power Systems Inc.

11. Competitive Landscape

11.1 Deal Summary

11.1.1 Acquisition

11.1.2 Private Equity

11.1.3 Equity Offerings

11.1.4 Debt Offerings

11.1.5 Partnerships

11.1.6 Asset Transactions

11.2 Recent Developments

11.2.1 New Technology Inventions

11.2.2 New Contract Announcements

12. Appendix

12.1 Sources

12.2 Abbreviations

12.3 Market Definition

12.3.1 Methodology

12.3.2 Coverage

12.3.3 Secondary Research

12.3.4 Primary Research

12.3.5 Expert Panel Validation

12.4 Contact Us

12.5 Disclaimer
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