The Market for Coal Power Plants in Europe (Analyst Version)
DUBLIN, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Research and Markets (
http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2l4glt/the_market_for) has announced the
addition of the “The Market for Coal Power Plants in Europe (Analyst Version) – Market
Volumes – Projects – Strategies – Trends”
[http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2l4glt/the_market_for ] report to their
Investments in constructing new coal power plants are increasing again in Europe.
Between 2012 and 2020, approximately about 80 power plant units will be newly constructed
or replaced, which is almost twice as many as in the prior period of equal length.
On average, the new power plant units will be twice as large. Hence, the capacities
for electricity generation from coal to be constructed from 2012 to 2020 will be about
four times as large as those constructed between 2003 and 2011.
At the same time, the share of coal at the electricity industry’s energy mix
decreases. At present, only 30 per cent of the European electricity is produced by
incinerating coal – with a clear downward tendency. Generating electricity from coal is
inexpensive, however, it is being criticised, mainly due to high CO2 emissions. Thus, most
countries’ energy strategies will more and more focus on renewable energies and gas-fired
power plants in the future.
Nevertheless, constructing coal power plants
[http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2l4glt/the_market_for ] is booming. This is
mainly due to two reasons: Europe’s coal power plants are on average 34 years old. Some of
them will be shut down in the years to come. And many of the old power plants that will
continue to operate will have to be replaced completely instead of being modernised.
Furthermore, the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive considerably tightens the
specifications for flue gas cleaning by 2015. But for many older power plants it is not
profitable to invest in the modernisation of the flue gas cleaning. Consequently, many of
these plants will be replaced as well.
In light of this development, a team of experts analysed the European market for coal
power plants in detail. This study includes our own market knowledge as well as the
expertise of public administrations, business associations, operators and companies in the
segment of plant construction.
The analyst version of the report “The Market for Coal Power Plants in Europe
2012/2013″ includes: – A detailed analysis of the essential political, economic,
managerial and technological trends in the segments of constructing and operating coal
power plants. – A precise description of the present and the future market volumes by
countries, up to and including 2020, based on a transparent and comprehensible
methodology. – An analysis and description of the competition with the most important
operators and plant manufacturers of coal power plants in Europe.
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