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Water Desalination Market By Technology (Membrane Desalination, Thermal Desalination, Multi-effect Desalination, Multi-stage Flash Desalination), By Source Of Water (Seawater, Brackish Water, Wastewater) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

Published: Sep 2018 | Report Code: 59294-09-18

Industry Outlook

Scarcity of potable water left human race with limited alternatives including water recycling and seawater desalination that allowed the global water desalination market to register market value of US$ 16.4 Bn in 2017. The market expected to reach US$ 37.6 Bn in 2026 with a growth rate of 9.5%, an eye-opening number of several industrial giants planning to venture into water desalination. The market is quite mature in the region of Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe and some part of the Caribbean Islands. However, the market has huge potential in developing and highly populated regions of Asia Pacific and continuously developing countries of Latin America. More than 1,700 desalination plants are producing fresh water each day and more desalination plants are waiting to get commissioned. Reducing resources of fresh water, adverse environment changes and growing population all constitute together as catalyst for the water desalination market growth throughout and beyond forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Market Synopsis

Water Desalination Market

Reverse Osmosis Technology to Filter Out Fresh Water In Future years

Thermal desalination techniques such as vapor compression, multi-effect desalination or multi-stage flash desalination dominated the earlier part of water desalination market. Membrane filtration involved considerable membrane cost and the overall process was not affordable. From past few years, significant development in manufacturing techniques and introduction of advanced material helped in reducing the cost of RO membranes. Owing to this RO technology made a massive comeback in overall water desalination market. The technology projected to remain dominant in coming years as this is more efficient and requires less energy compared to thermal desalination methods. Thermal desalination methods expected to get some leverage by introduction of renewable energy. However, the technologies will lose its share to reverse osmosis making RO lucrative segment to invest in future.

Water Desalination Market

Oceans to the Rescue as Chief Source for Water Desalination

Water desalination plants use multiple sources for water processes depending on the availability. Very few countries are blessed with ample fresh water sources such as Canada. However, most of the countries have vast coastlines having direct access to seawater. This helped seawater segment to lead the segment with overall market share of more than 70% and projected to lead further in coming years. Continuous development in desalination techniques and over-consumption of fresh water projected to help brackish water and wastewater to regain some lost market share. As an inexpensive source, almost endless availability and easy accessibility projected to keep seawater on top of the podium as prime source for desalination.

Water Desalination Market

High Presence of Desalination Plants helped Middle East Emerge as Global Leader

Presence of countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait among others depends heavily on seawater desalination to quench their thirst for fresh water. Middle East Asia leads and directs the global desalination market with almost 55% of the global water desalination plants present in this region. The combined desalination capacity of all above three countries crosses 20 Mn m3 of water per day which is almost double the global capacity. Spain in Europe region holds the majority of share and is the fourth largest country in terms of desalination capacity. Europe is home to several leading desalination companies and offers prospects for the market to grow. However, Asia Pacific is predicted to be the fastest growing region on account of notable economic development and high population. China and India projected to double their desalination capacity in next five years offering tremendous growth opportunities for the companies to mark their presence in Asia Pacific. Australia is another country to watch out with desalination capacity of more than 1.8 Mn m3 of water per day and growing. Similarly, Latin America and Africa continent pose great growth potential for global desalination market in coming years.

Water Desalination Market

Market Segmentation

by Technology (2016–2026; US$ Bn)

  • Membrane Desalination
    • Reverse Osmosis
  • Thermal Desalination
    • Vapor Compression
    • Multi-effect Desalination
    • Multi-stage Flash Desalination

by Source of Water (2016–2026; US$ Bn)

  • Seawater
  • Brackish Water
  • Wastewater

Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Bn)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East Asia
    • GCC Countries
    • Rest of Middle East Asia
  • Rest of the World
    • Latin America
    • Africa

Water Desalination Market

Companies Making their Way from Intense Competition towards Prospects   

Remarkable opportunities are waiting for water desalination plant companies across the globe. However, these companies have to go through a stiff competition to bag such opportunities. The market is characterized by a number of companies pioneers in setting-up renewable energy and water treatment plants. Several companies hail from Europe and have successful background of setting plants in Middle East Asia. These companies are further in search of new prospects as several countries are willing to set-up water desalination plants for fresh water. Few of the heavyweights in water desalination market covered in this research study includes Suez SA, Befesa S.A., Valoriza Agua S.L., Acciona, S.A., Veolia Environnement S.A., Doosan Group, Fisia Italimpianti SpA, Degrémont, Acciona, S.A., Hyflux Ltd, Biwater International Limited, TEDAGUA, Wetico Ltd., Cadagua, Aqualia, and Mitsubishi Corporation among others

Water Desalination Market

Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the latest trends in the water desalination market and potential opportunities for the players?
  • How government initiatives and growing demand for potable water will affect global as well as regional water desalination market?
  • Which are the largest and fastest growing segment in terms of technology used for desalination and water sources for feed water?
  • Which is the most attractive geographical region/country for overall water desalination market?
  • How global warming is affecting the demand for fresh water and how water desalination will help to overcome associated issues?
  • What is the market size and trends in developing regions such as Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America?

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.1.1 Purpose of the Report
1.1.2 Target Audience
1.1.3 USP and Key Offerings
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Research Methodology
1.3.1 Phase I – Secondary Research
1.3.2 Phase II – Primary Research
1.3.3 Approach Adopted
1.3.4 Top-Down Approach
1.3.5 Bottom-Up Approach
1.3.6 Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.3.7 Assumptions
1.4 Market Segmentation

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Water Desalination Market
2.2 Global Water Desalination Market, by Technology
2.3 Global Water Desalination Market, by Source of Water
2.4 Global Water Desalination Market, by Geography

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics
3.1 Global Water Desalination Market Overview
3.1 Market Dynamics
3.1.1 Market Drivers
3.1.1.1 Continuously Growing Demand for Fresh Water
3.1.1.2 Perpetual Advancements in Desalination Technologies
3.1.1.3 Introduction of Renewable Sources of Energy for Desalination
3.1.2 Market Challenges
3.1.2.1 High Initial Investment and Set-up Cost
3.2 See-Saw Analysis
3.2.1 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
3.3 Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2017
3.4 Market Positioning of Key Players, 2017
3.4.1 Major Strategies Adopted by Key Players

Chapter 4 Global Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Technology
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Global Water Desalination Market Value Share, by Technology, 2017 & 2026 (Value, %)
4.1.2 Global Water Desalination Market Value, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
4.2 Membrane Desalination
4.2.1 Reverse Osmosis (RO)
4.2.2 Global Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
4.3 Thermal Desalination
4.3.1 Vapor Compression
4.3.2 Global Vapor Compression Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
4.4 Multi-effect Desalination
4.4.1 Global Multi-effect Desalination Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
4.5 Multi-stage Flash Desalination
4.5.1 Global Multi-stage Flash Desalination Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)

Chapter 5 Global Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Source of Water
5.1 Overview
5.1.1 Global Water Desalination Market Value Share, by Source of Water, 2017 & 2026 (Value, %)
5.1.2 Global Water Desalination Market Value, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
5.2 Seawater
5.2.1 Global Seawater Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
5.3 Brackish Water
5.3.1 Global Brackish Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
5.4 Wastewater
5.4.1 Global Wastewater Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)

Chapter 6 North America Water Desalination Market Analysis
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 North America Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
6.2 North America Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
6.2.1 Comparative Analysis
6.3 North America Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
6.3.1 Comparative Analysis
6.4 North America Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
6.4.1 U.S.
6.4.2 Rest of North America

Chapter 7 Europe Water Desalination Market Analysis
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Europe Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
7.2 Europe Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
7.2.1 Comparative Analysis
7.3 Europe Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
7.3.1 Comparative Analysis
7.4 Europe Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
7.4.1 U.K.
7.4.2 Germany
7.4.3 France
7.4.4 Spain
7.4.5 Rest of Europe

Chapter 8 Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market Analysis
8.1 Overview
8.1.1 Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
8.2 Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
8.2.1 Comparative Analysis
8.3 Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
8.3.1 Comparative Analysis
8.4 Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
8.4.1 China
8.4.2 Japan
8.4.3 India
8.4.4 Rest of Asia Pacific

Chapter 9 Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market Analysis
9.1 Overview
9.1.1 Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
9.2 Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
9.2.1 Comparative Analysis
9.3 Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
9.3.1 Comparative Analysis
9.4 Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
9.4.1 GCC Countries
9.4.2 Rest of Middle East Asia

Chapter 10 Rest of the World (RoW) Water Desalination Market Analysis
10.1 Overview
10.1.1 RoW Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
10.2 RoW Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
10.2.1 Comparative Analysis
10.3 RoW Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
10.3.1 Comparative Analysis
10.4 RoW Water Desalination Market Analysis, by Country, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
10.4.1 Latin America
10.4.2 Africa

Chapter 11 Company Profiles
11.1 Veolia Environnement S.A.
11.2 Suez SA
11.3 Befesa S.A.
11.4 Valoriza Agua S.L.
11.5 Acciona, S.A.
11.6 Doosan Group
11.7 Fisia Italimpianti SpA
11.8 Degrémont
11.9 Acciona, S.A.
11.10 Hyflux Ltd
11.11 Statkraft AS
11.12 Biwater International Limited
11.13 TEDAGUA
11.14 Wetico Ltd.
11.15 Cadagua
11.16 Aqualia
11.17 Mitsubishi Corporation

FIG. 1 Global Water Desalination Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 2 Market Size Estimation – Top Down & Bottom up Approach
FIG. 3 Global Water Desalination Market Segmentation
FIG. 4 Global Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2017 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 5 Global Water Desalination Market, by Source of Water , 2017 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 6 Global Water Desalination Market, by Geography, 2017 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 7 Global Water Desalination Market Value and Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Bn) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 8 See-Saw Analysis: Global Water Desalination Market
FIG. 9 Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2017
FIG. 10 Global Market Positioning of Key Water Desalination Companies, 2017
FIG. 11 Global Water Desalination Market Value Share, by Technology, 2017 & 2026 (Value, %)
FIG. 12 Global Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 13 Global Vapor Compression Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 14 Global Multi-effect Desalination Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 15 Global Multi-stage Flash Desalination Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 16 Global Water Desalination Market Value Share, by Source of Water, 2017 & 2026 (Value, %)
FIG. 17 Global Seawater Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 18 Global Brackish Water Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 19 Global Wastewater Desalination Market, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 20 North America Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 21 U.S. Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 22 Rest of North America Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 23 Europe Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 24 U.K. Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 25 Germany Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 26 France Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 27 Spain Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 28 Rest of Europe Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 29 Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 30 China Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 31 Japan Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 32 India Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 33 Rest of Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 34 Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 35 GCC Countries Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 36 Rest of Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 37 RoW Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 38 Latin America Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 39 Africa Water Desalination Market Value, 2016-2026, (US$ Bn)

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Water Desalination Market Value
TABLE 2 Impact Indicators
TABLE 3 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
TABLE 4 Global Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 5 Global Water Desalination Market, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 6 North America Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 7 North America Water Desalination Market, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 8 Europe Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 9 Europe Water Desalination Market, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific Water Desalination Market, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 12 Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 13 Middle East Asia Water Desalination Market, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 14 RoW Water Desalination Market, by Technology, 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 15 RoW Water Desalination Market, by Source of Water , 2016 – 2026 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 16 Veolia Environnement S.A.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 17 Suez SA: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 18 Befesa S.A.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 19 Valoriza Agua S.L.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 20 Acciona, S.A.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 21 Doosan Group: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 22 Fisia Italimpianti SpA: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 23 Degrémont: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 24 Acciona, S.A.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 25 Hyflux Ltd: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 26 Statkraft AS: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 27 Biwater International Limited: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 28 TEDAGUA: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 29 Wetico Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 30 Cadagua: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 31 Aqualia: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)
TABLE 32 Mitsubishi Corporation: Company Snapshot (Business Description; Product Portfolio; Financial Information; Business Overview and Recent Development)

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