Strong flow: Sustained public-sector support for civil engineering should drive growth

In Ireland, Irish Water overseas the water services of the 31 local authorities and operates the state-wide water and sewerage network. In the energy sector, EirGrid is the state-owned entity that operates Ireland's high-voltage transmission grid while the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) manages maintenance of the electricity transmission system. Eriva, through the agency of Gas Networks Ireland, is a semi-state multi-utility company responsible for the delivery of Ireland's national gas infrastructure. Given that Ireland's mainline transmission systems are state-owned, demand for the Utility Project Construction industry's services is reliant on the proportion of Exchequer resources allocated to the state's capital development more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Investment in renewable energy infrastructure has created opportunities in the industry
  • Civil engineering contractors have benefited from a raft of high-value alternative energy schemes
  • A focus on harnessing renewable energy should support demand for the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The scope of civil engineering solutions offered by contractors in the Utility Project Construction industry is broad, ranging from small-scale maintenance capabilities to complex infrastructure upgrade works. Typically, public-private partnership (PPP) framework contracts (i.e. a long-term contract between a private entity and a government agency for providing a public asset or service) and major utility infrastructure development projects, such as renewable energy wind farm construction or municipal sewerage network extension, are reserved for civil engineering contractors that leverage scale and scope economies. Mea...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Utility Project Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Utility Project Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having good working relationships with subcontracting building trade specialists
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as ESB Connections and Government capital expenditure in the Utility Project Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Utility Project Construction in Ireland Industry?

    Civil engineering contractors in the Utility Project Construction industry offer construction and maintenance services for utility projects. This includes the construction and maintenance of distribution and transmission lines for electricity, telecommunications and the transportation of fluids. Operators also construct facilities and structures that are integral to national or regional utility systems.

    Industry Products
  • Energy projects
  • Water and sewerage projects
  • Telecommunications projects
  • Industry Activities
  • Constructing and maintaining long-distance and urban pipelines
  • Constructing and maintaining water mains and lines
  • Constructing and maintaining irrigation systems and canals
  • Constructing and maintaining sewer systems and sewerage disposal plants
  • Constructing and maintaining pumping stations
  • Constructing and maintaining power stations
  • Constructing and maintaining high- and low-voltage electric power lines
  • Constructing and maintaining transmission lines and towers
  • Constructing and maintaining telecommunication transmission and receiving facilities
  • Constructing and maintaining telecommunication cable lines
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • ESB Connections
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Gross general government debt
  • Real gross fixed investment
  • Urban population

  • Current Performance
    Sectoral reformRenewable energyRegional connectivity
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Integrated marketWater services
  • Table: Utility Project Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Utility Project Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers in Ireland
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in Ireland
  • Electricity Production in Ireland
  • Electricity Supply in Ireland
  • Gas Supply in Ireland
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply in Ireland
  • Waste Collection in Ireland
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Concrete Construction Product Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Structural Metal Product Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Energy projects
  • Water and sewerage projects
  • Telecommunications projects
  • Chart: Utility Project Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • State-owned entities
  • Private companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Utility Project Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Subcontractor payments
  • Capital costs
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Utility Project Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Utility Project Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Roadbridge Ltd, John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd,
  • Table: Roadbridge Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Utility 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Utility Project Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Combined Cycle Gas Turbine
  • Energy generation technology that combines a gas-fired turbine with a steam turbine to create electricity and convert waste heat into steam.
  • Design, Build And Operate (Dbo)
  • A contract where the public sector owns and finances the construction of new assets while a private entity designs, builds and operates said assets to meet certain agreed output.
  • Population Equivalent (Pe)
  • A measurement of the maximum average weekly organic biodegradable or water load entering a treatment plant.
  • Turnkey Project
  • A project where the contractor undertakes the entire responsibility from design through completion and commissioning.
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