The booster compressor market is expected to register a CAGR of around 3.5% during the forecast period. The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on the compressors market in the form of suspensions and halts in industrial projects. The compressor companies envisaged degrowth in their revenues during the outbreak. For example, companies like Atlas Copco AB recorded SEK 47.3 billion in FY 2020-21 from its Compressor Technique segment, decreased from SEK 48.2 million in FY 2019-20. The booster compressor market is expected to have an accelerated growth in the near future ascribed to the factors like the growth in industrial projects across the globe and escalating natural gas demand for various applications, leading to more gas pipeline projects in place. However, the use of already existing compression systems to avoid high expenditure on new installations is likely to constrain the market growth, as the technology involves high installation costs.
- The oil and gas segment is likely to be at the forefront in the coming years due to the proliferation in the number of gas pipeline projects planned recently.
- The rapid expansion in the power generation industry, particularly the gas-fired power generation, places ample opportunities for the booster compressor market. The technology can witness an elevation in its deployment due to the global shift towards clean fuel-based power generation methods like natural gas. The natural gas-based power generation was recorded as 6268TWh in the year 2020, a steady growth in the last ten years.
- Asia-Pacific region is expected to ace the market during the forecast period due to the increase in energy consumption in the developing economies.
Key Market Trends
Oil and Gas Segment Expected to Dominate the Market
- The booster compressors are used in a number of applications in the oil and gas value chain, covering all the sectors from upstream, downstream to the midstream. The maximum deployment was observed in the midstream segment in the gas pipeline transit systems. The world is currently drifting towards high natural gas consumption for energy requirements, upscaling the growth of gas transmission networks.
- The global natural gas consumption was recorded as 3822 billion cubic meters (bcm) in the year 2020. The high growth rate was primarily due to the growing inclination towards cleaner methods of energy generation in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors. Thus, many cross-country and national gas pipelines are being laid down to balance the supply-demand scenario.
- Many countries are converting the existing oil pipeline infrastructure to gas transmission systems. As an example, in 2021, the Adelphia Gateway Project got approval for the construction of the second phase of the project from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), United States. The project includes the conversion of an existing 84 miles oil pipeline to a gas supply pipeline for distribution in the Philadelphia region. The developer Adelphia Gateway LLC is expecting the first gas supply in 2023.
- Further, in Europe also, many new gas pipelines are on the track of integration with the national gas grid of the respective countries. As an example, in 2021, Enemalta and Eni, the Italian energy companies, moved ahead with the long-term under-construction project, the Sicily-Malta gas pipeline. The 159km subsea pipeline connects the LNG terminal of island Malta to Sicily and the rest of the Italian gas grid. The bidirectional pipeline will be in service by 2024.
- Such kind of developments is expected to have an overwhelming effect on the growth of the global booster compressor market in the near future.
Asia-Pacific Expected to Dominate the Market
- The high urbanization rate in developing countries has led to an escalation in energy consumption in the Asian region. This has been responded to by an increase in power generation projects and new fuel supply transit systems. The power generation sector has natural gas as one of the most prevalent generation sources in the region.
- According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, the natural gas-based power generation in the country was around 1457 TWh in the year 2020, of which the countries like China, Japan, and South Korea had the largest chunk. The governments of Asian countries have laid down stringent regulations for cleaner power generation sources, which has spurred numerous gas-based power plant projects anticipated in the coming years.
- As an example, China has blueprints for new gas-based power plants in the country. In December 2021, Guangdong Energy Group Co. Ltd., the state-owned power utility has ordered the General Electric Company for two 9HA.01 gas turbines for its Guangdong Huizhou hydrogen-blended gas power plant in Guangdong province, in the Greater Bay Area. The new gas power plant will be operational by 2023.
- The booster compressor market is also driven by the region's new gas transmission pipeline plans to meet the growing natural gas demand in Asian countries. For instance, in April 2021, PipeChina, an industry leader in China's Oil and Gas Pipeline Network, commenced the construction of a USD1.3 billion natural gas pipeline in north China. The 413.5km pipeline is expected to come up with the capacity to transport 6.6 billion cubic meters of gas within two or three years.
- Such kinds of developments are likely to steer the Asian market of booster compressors in the near future.
The booster compressor market is fragmented. Some of the major companies include Boge Compressors Ltd, Atlas Copco Ltd, Kaeser Compressors Inc., Ingersoll-Rand plc, and Bauer Compressors Inc. among others.
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1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2027
4.3 Recent Trends and Developments
4.4 Government Policies and Regulations
4.5 Market Dynamics
4.6 Supply Chain Analysis
4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.7.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services
4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.2.1 Oil and Gas
5.2.3 Power Generation
5.3.1 North America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 General Electric Company
6.3.2 Atlas Copco AB
6.3.3 Bauer Compressors Inc.
6.3.4 Kaeser Compressors Inc.
6.3.5 Ingersoll-Rand Plc
6.3.6 Boge Compressors Ltd.
6.3.7 Hitachi Ltd.
6.3.8 Gardner Denver Inc.
6.3.9 IDEX India Private Ltd.
6.3.10 Aircomp Enterprises
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- General Electric Company
- Atlas Copco AB
- Bauer Compressors Inc.
- Kaeser Compressors Inc.
- Ingersoll-Rand Plc
- Boge Compressors Ltd.
- Hitachi Ltd.
- Gardner Denver Inc.
- IDEX India Private Ltd.
- Aircomp Enterprises