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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    April 2013

Coal will Generate 77 Percent of the Flow Control and Treatment Revenues in the $45 Billion Power Market

In 2013 power plants around the world will invest over $45 billion in flow control and treatment equipment. Seventy-seven percent of this total will be utilized in coal-fired power plants. The next largest segment, which is gas turbines, will account for less than 10 percent of the total. These are the conclusions reached by aggregating the forecasts in a number of McIlvaine market reports.

Flow Control and Treatment Revenues 2013

($ Millions)

Fuel Type

GW

Pumps

Valves

Filt/Sep

Air Treatment

Instrument

Total

Coal

126

2000

4200

5450

22200

1700

35676

Gas (Turbines)

72

400

1000

1100

1300

400

4272

Nuclear

16

200

1600

1100

100

300

3316

Geothermal

2

100

100

50

100

50

402

Solar

5

20

30

10

 

10

75

Wind

17

50

100

50

 

50

267

Biomass

8

30

70

30

300

40

478

Hydro

30

400

400

10

 

50

890

Total

276

3200

7500

7800

24000

2600

45376

 

One reason that coal-fired power plants will dominate the purchases is that they will account for nearly half of the 276 GW of new capacity which will be installed in 2013. The second reason is that there is a much bigger investment in flow control and treatment per unit of capacity. The solar generating capacity increase will be only 5 GW but total photovoltaic sales will be 35 GW.

The filtration and separation segment includes water and wastewater chemicals which comprise more than 50 percent of the total. Sedimentation, centrifugation, macrofiltration, crossflow membranes and cartridges account for the remainder. Disinfection, ion exchange, and biological treatment are not included.

The relatively high value of the nuclear valve segment is due to the large number of replacement valves being purchased. This has to do with safety concerns.

The air treatment segment includes NOx control, flue gas desulfurization (FGD), fabric filters, and electrostatic precipitators. Catalysts and bags are also included.

Instrumentation includes continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) for stack gas, combustion gas analyzers, water monitoring instruments and relevant control systems including advance process control and distributed control systems.

For more information on the relevant air, water, and energy reports click on www.mcilvainecompany.com