NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    JANUARY 2016

Coal Is Still King in Sales of Ultrapure Water Systems

Power plants will spend over $1 billion for ultrapure water systems, replacement parts and consumables in 2016.

Despite the negative publicity toward coal in the West, the bulk of the new system purchases will be for coal-fired boilers.  Most of this activity will be in Asia.



New ultrapure water systems for gas turbine/combined cycle power plants will account for only 25 percent of the total. One reason is that the size of the ultrapure water system for a combined cycle power plant is only half the size of the system for a coal-fired power plant of similar output.

The consumables and aftermarket is dominated by coal-fired power plants.  Replacement pumps and valves, water treatment chemicals and improved instrumentation expenditures by Chinese, U.S. and other major coal-fired boiler operators will account for 70 percent of the total.

Large coal-fired boiler construction programs in India, Vietnam and Indonesia will boost the world market in the next five years.

The forecast for new systems and consumables is found in N029 Ultrapure Water: World Market.

Each new coal-fired power plant is tracked in 43I Utility People.

Each gas turbine combined cycle power plant is tracked in 59EI Gas Turbine and Combined Cycle Supplier Program