NEWS RELEASE September 2017
Flow and Treat Purchases by U.S. Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators will exceed $13 billion this Year
U.S. Municipal wastewater treatment plant operators are anticipated to spend $13.2 billion for flow and treat products and services next year. The majority of these purchases will be made by just 50 operators and 30 engineering/consulting firms.
Chicago MSD operates seven wastewater reclamation plants. It is also expanding its scope by encouraging nearby food processors to send waste to the plant for conversion to biogas. This will increase its sludge processing, compressor and air pollution control purchases. The Chicago Metropolitan Sanitary District includes seven reclamation plants. Los Angeles Sanitation’s operations are approximately half the size of those in Chicago.
2018 Municipal Wastewater Purchases
U.S. $ millions
|U.S.||Los Angeles||Chicago MSD|
|Macrofiltration (belt presses, sand filters)||500||5||10|
|Sedimentation and Centrifugation||900||9||18|
|Variable Speed Drives and Motors||1000||10||20|
|Turbines, Fans, and Compressors||2200||22||44|
|RO/UF/MF Cross Flow Membrane Systems||250||3||6|
|Air Pollution Control||200||2||4|
McIlvaine is forecasting flow and treat product and service expenditures for 550 operating companies and 400 OEMS, EPCs and process sub system companies worldwide. The wastewater purchases in many countries are concentrated among just a few operators. Suez operates more than half the plants in Chile and serves 20 million people with wastewater treatment in China.
In the U.S. the engineering/consulting firms play a big role. The merger of CH2M and Jacobs creates an entity which is both designing and operating wastewater treatment plants. The estimated flow and treat decisions influenced by this company are in excess of $600 million/yr.
There is a metamorphosis in the way purchases will be made in the near future. Process management system suppliers are providing monitoring and control of every valve, pump, and filter from remote monitoring centers. Suez is monitoring hundreds of plants from its European base. The equivalent of millions of total lowest cost of ownership analyses are continually generated. This development will profoundly change the route to market as explained in N031 Industrial IOT and Remote O&M.
Profiles of the 100 largest operators and EPCs worldwide are included in 62EI North American Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities and People Database which is being expanded to include the major worldwide purchasers.
Detailed forecasts for each of the 550 major purchasers are shown in the relevant market reports listed at http://home.mcilvainecompany.com/index.php/markets