Water under the bridge: The industry has returned to growth after a period of decline

Operators in the Dam, Harbour and Other Water Project Construction industry undertake water-based civil engineering projects that facilitate water storage, containment and transport. Some firms specialise in dock, harbour and marina developments for commercial and recreational water transport, while others concentrate on maintaining water infrastructure, containing flooding, and preserving natural waterways and coastal regions. Industry revenue is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 7.1% over the five years through 2017-18 to £494.2 million, owing to erratic demand conditions, a lack of public-sector funding and the cyclical nature of water companies’ investment frameworks...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A number of projects have been delayed or cancelled, causing industry revenue to tumble
  • Large-scale investment in new water supply or storage projects is rare
  • An increase in workload is expected to result in employment numbers rising over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    There is a heavy concentration of industry establishments in the southern regions of the United Kingdom, particularly in the South East and, to a lesser extent, the East of England. Many of these regions are considered to be under significant water stress as they have high population densities and are in the driest part of the United Kingdom. The distribution of industry establishments also tends to correlate with the national distribution of ports and harbours, in addition to areas that are highly susceptible to river and coastal flooding.The South EastThe South East includes the traditional harbour cities of Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton, and the yachting centres of Ramsgate and Margate. The region accommodates 18.5% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Government capital expenditure and Value of goods imports in the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry?

    This industry comprises contractors that carry out water-based civil engineering projects. This includes dredging waterways, maintaining levees and riverbanks, and constructing infrastructure such as dams, harbours and marinas. The project management activities involved in civil engineering works are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Harbour, port and marina construction and maintenance
  • Dam and reservoir construction and maintenance
  • Inland and coastal waterway construction and maintenance
  • Industry Activities
  • Constructing and dredging waterways and rivers
  • Constructing harbours, marinas and locks
  • Constructing dams and dykes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Value of goods imports
  • year bond rate
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Demand from sea and coastal passenger water transport

  • Current Performance
  • Public-sector funding
  • Damning demand
  • Harbouring private investment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Flood and coastal defence
  • Asset management periods
  • Maritime developments
  • Table: Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Sea & Coastal Passenger Water Transport
  • Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Concrete Construction Product Manufacturing
  • Construction Supplies Wholesaling
  • Gravel, Sand & Clay Extraction
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
  • Ready-Mixed Concrete Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Inland and coastal waterway construction and maintenance
  • Harbour, port and marina construction and maintenance
  • Dam and reservoir construction and maintenance
  • Chart: Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Registered water companies
  • Public authorities
  • Private owner-operators of ports, harbours and marinas
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesSubcontractor paymentsProfessional and technical servicesEquipment rental and depreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water Project Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Balfour Beatty plc, VolkerStevin Ltd, Boskalis Westminster Ltd,
  • Table: Balfour Beatty plc - financial performance
  • Table: VolkerStevin Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Boskalis Westminster Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dam, Harbour & Other Water 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 Dam, Harbour & Other Water 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
    Asset Management Plan
  • An asset management plan (AMP) period is an Ofwat-regulated five-year investment cycle that permits spending on water-related infrastructure.
  • Marina
  • A harbour with berths for recreational boats.
  • Water Companies
  • Water companies comprise of both water supply and sanitation providers, known as water-only companies (WOCs) and water and sewerage companies (WaSCs).
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