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Towers and Poles Report Edition 5 - 2017

  • ID: 4311012
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 192 Pages
  • StatPlan Energy Ltd
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Comprehensive quantitative data and qualitative analysis about the towers, poles and street lighting markets, with market commentary and competitive analysis.

Electricity, Telephone and Street Lights

  • Electricity Lattice Towers and Monopoles
  • Electricity Distribution Poles
  • Multi-Utility Poles
  • Telephone Poles
  • Street Light Poles

Comprehensive quantitative data and qualitative analysis about the towers, poles and street lighting markets, with market commentary and competitive analysis.

  • The installed bases and demand of towers, monopoles, utility poles and street lights for base year 2016, forecasts from 2017 to 2021
  • Market sizes– in unites of towers and poles and $ value
  • Global analysis, the world, regions and for 124 countries
  • Production and manufacturers of towers, monopoles, poles & street lights
  • The march of the monopoles in the transmission networks
  • Street lighting is a vigorous market driven by the conversion to high efficiency LEDs, a growing market for steel, concrete and composite poles is analysed
  • The composite poles industry, market development and production technology are analysed, with profiles of the main producers.
  • The smart city, efficiency, LEDs and the street light market

Part 1 - Electricity Transmission Lattice Towers and Monopoles

1. Lattice Transmission Towers and Monopoles

Installed base in units - Steel, concrete, wood
Annual sales in units 2016-2021
Annual sales in $ value 2016-2021

2. Long term demand cycle

The long term demand cycle charted for new additions and replacements over the long term
since 1900.

3. Monopoles and Lattice Towers

Long established in the United States for EHV lines, monopoles are used in China and are now
breaking into the conservative markets of Europe with interesting new designs. This trend is
driven by pressure on rights-of-way, visual criticism of lattice towers and public fears of EMF
dangers to children.

4. Tower and Monopole vendors, production capacity and market shares.

The top 34 manufacturers
are listed with shares of production and the leaders profiled.

5. Types of Lattice Tower
Lattice towers are designed for different functions and stresses and there is wide variation in cost.

Suspension towers
Tension towers
Angle suspension towers
Dead end towers

7. Service life and maintenance of Towers and Monopoles

Maintenance practices have a critical impact on the service life of towers, especially in harsh climate conditions.

8. The value chain - from materials to capex

The value chain is a continuous process of adding cost to a product and depending where you position it the value changes, the end user’s capex being some five times the cost of original materials. The value chain is analysed with different mark-ups for each of six stages.

Part 2 - Utility Poles - Electricity, Telephone, Street Lights Wood, Concrete, Steel, Composite

9. Utility Poles - Electricity, Telegraph, Street Lights

Installed base in units - steel, concrete, wood, composite
Annual sales in units 2016-2021
Annual sales in $ value 2016-2021

10. Utility Poles service life and replacement

Demand depends on new build and replacement. The service lives have been established by region and in some cases for individual countries.

11. Joint use of Utility Poles

Joint use by different utilities is a significant factor in the pole market. The protocols for space
allocation and standards are outlined.

12. National market commentary for Utility Poles

Market commentary on installed bases and demand for utility poles in 24 countries, with information on numbers and type of pole.

13. Types and materials for of Utility Poles and applications

There are many types of pole in use. Different types and applications are outlined.

14. Pole materials and Composites

Composites are analysed in a 23 page section discussing this technology, applications, advantages and disadvantages, market status and manufacturers.

15. Circuits, phases and conductors

Most distribution networks employ single circuits, whereas transmission networks range from single to multiple circuits. This is an important consideration in specifying the type and dimensions of towers and poles.

16. ROW - Rights of Way

Rights of Way (ROW) is a significant cost and can be a serious obstacle in designing networks and specifying equipment. It is a significant factor in the trend to Monopoles.

17. Utility Pole and Street Light vendors
Companies manufacturing concrete and steel poles are listed with brief details.
Companies harvesting and preparing wood poles are listed with brief details.

18. Dangers & mitigation of damage to Towers and Poles by birds.

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Executive Summary

Part 1 Electricity Transmission Towers and Monopoles

Chapter 1 - Installed Base of Electricity Transmission Towers & Monopoles
The Global Installed Base of Transmission Towers and Monopoles is analysed in Numbers of Towers by Region and Country and Forecast from 2016 to 2020.

Chapter 2 - Electricity Transmission Towers Market
The Global Demand in $ Value for Towers And Monopoles is Analysed By Region And Country And Forecast from 2016 to 2020.

Chapter 3 - Long Term Demand Cycles for Electricity Towers and Monopoles
The Growth of Transmission Line Networks is a Fundamental Driver of the Markets for Towers And Poles, Both in Line Length And Voltage.   Long Term Demand is a Function of the Age of the Towers and the Expansion of the Networks.

Chapter 4 - Monopoles Vs. Lattice Towers
The March of the Monopoles - Long Established in the Us, EHV Monopoles Are Breaking Into New Markets With Innovative New Designs, Replacing Lattice Towers, Especially in Europe. This Trend is driven by Pressure on Rights-Of-Way, Visual Criticism of Lattice Towers And Public Fears of EMF Dangers to Children.

Chapter 5 - Types of Tower Or Pylons
Lattice Towers Are Designed for Different Functions And Stresses And There is Wide Variation in Cost; Suspension Towers, Tension Towers, Angle Suspension Towers, Dead-End Towers, Transposition Towers. Tower Installation is a Dangerous and Complex Procedure and Has an Impact on Costs.  

Chapter 6 - Elements of Lattice Tower Design
Many Designs of Transmission Tower Exist And Are Used in Different Situations. Some of the Basics Are Discussed Here With Diagrams of Designs And the Different Elements of a Tower.

Chapter 7 - Service Life And Maintenance of Steel Lattice Towers And Monopoles
The Service Life of Steel Monopoles And Lattice Towers Can Be Severely Curtailed After a Period of Time Without Preventive Treatment. Deterioration Goes Through Three Identifiable Stages Before the Structure Collapses, Each With Cost Implications.

Chapter 8 - Competitions for Tower Design
Increasing Public Awareness of and Resistance to Lattice Towers is Leading to Imaginative Designs for New Poles and Towers.

Chapter 9 - Manufacturers of Lattice Towers and Monopoles
Production Capacity of the 34 Major Producers of Lattice Towers and Monopoles is Tabulated With Market Shares of the Leading Companies Are Profiled.

Part 2 Electricity, Telephone & Street Lighting Poles

Chapter 10 - Utility Poles Installed Base By Country And Utility
The Installed Base of Poles - Electricity, Telegraph And Street Lights - is Analysed By Country for 2016, With a Split By Voltage Levels; MV Sub-Transmission, Primary Distribution And LV Secondary Distribution And Reticulation. Street Lights Have Been Included for the First Time.

Chapter 11 - Installed Base of Poles By Country And Material
The Installed Base of Utility Poles is Analysed By Material - Wood, Steel, Concrete, Composite - And Analysed By Country.

Chapter 12 - Growth of the Pole Population
The Total Installed Base of Poles is forecast from 2016 to 2020 By Country.

Chapter 13 - Demand for Poles in Units
Demand for Utility Poles in Units is Tabulated by Region and Country and Forecast from 2016 to 2020.

Chapter 14 - Demand for Poles by Value
Demand for Utility Poles in $ Value is Tabulated By Region And Country And Forecast from 2016 to 2020.

Chapter 15 - the Value Chain - from Materials to Capex
The Value Chain is a Continuous Process of Adding Cost to a Product. Depending Where You Position It, the Value Changes, the End User’s Capex Being Some Five Times the Cost of Original Materials. The Value Chain is Analysed with Different Mark-Ups for Each of Six Stages.   

Chapter 16 - National Markets for Electricity And Telephone Distribution Poles
The Statistics for Utility Poles Are Not Very Systematic And Are Variable in Extent from Country to Country. Some Countries Publish Detailed Analysis of Numbers of Towers in Their Electricity and Telephone Networks and Poles by Material But for Most Countries the Data is Scattered. Much of the Information is Anecdotal, Contained in Reports On Other Topics, Such As Wood Harvesting And Preservatives, Materials Technology, Commodity Prices, Efficiency Issues, LEDs, the Development of Composites, Avian Dangers Etc. However, With Wide Searching a Surprising Amount of Data Has Been Accumulated And Statplan Has Assembled And Maintains An Ever-Increasing Databank for this Topic. 

Chapter 17 - Street Lighting Developments
Street lighting is a Hot Topic at Present, Because of the Developments of the Smart City and the Advent of Energy Saving LEDs. This has Implications for the Pole Markets in Renewal of Old Poles and Substitution With New Materials Such As Composites. 

Chapter 18 - Material Composition of Poles And Service Life
The Various Materials Used for Poles - Wood, Steel, Concrete And Composite Are Discussed. 

Chapter 19 - Composite Poles
Composites are analysed in a 23 page section discussing this technology, applications, advantages and disadvantages, market status and manufacturers.  Factors such as safety, pricing, the production processes of filament winding and pultrusion are outlined. The launch market in the United States is reviewed, with the increasing use of composite cross arms on wooden or concrete poles, and the beginning of a move from niche market status to wider take-up. Composites are gaining acceptance in the desert climates of the Middle East. After being spearheaded in Scandinavia, composites are being trialled in other European countries, and the first composite distribution pole was installed in the UK in 2016. 

Chapter 20 - Types Of Poles
The different types of pole are described, with their functions, characteristics and service lives.

Chapter 21 - Pole Span
The span between poles is a function of the weight of lines they bear and the density of population beneath them. The design of a network involves a trade-off between longer poles which are more expensive but need fewer accessories, or shorter poles which are cheaper but need more cross-arms and other equipment. 

Chapter 22 - Space Allocation On Joint Use Utility Poles
Utility poles are used by more than one line or service in many cases. Conventions exist for the allocation of space on the pole; for transmission lines, sub-transmission lines, distribution lines and telephone lines

Chapter 23 - Service Life And Maintenance Of Poles
The life of wooden poles is prolonged by treatment with wood preservatives but some of these are now banned as environmentally harmful. The treatment is more complex than simply brushing preservative onto the pole and involves pressurised application. Different treatments and requirements exist for other materials such as steel, concrete and composite.  

Chapter 24 - Manufacturers Of Distribution Poles
Producers of poles of all materials are listed and the leaders profiled.

Chapter 25 - Circuits, Phases And Conductors
The basics of circuits and phases are outlined. These have a vital effect on the design and mechanics for towers and poles as well as overhead lines.

Chapter 26 - Rights Of Way
ROW - Rights of Way are increasingly scarce and expensive. They are discussed with various alternative schemes outlined.
Chapter 27 - Danger To And From Birds
The danger from birds nesting on or colliding with lines and towers can cause not only harm to the birds but outages to the network. The extent of the problem is analysed, with mitigation and prevention methods outlined.


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