In deep water: A lack of major new dredging projects has caused industry revenue to plunge

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

High capital requirements and a high concentration level characterise the Dredging Services industry. Dredging companies require an extensive range of dredgers, dredging equipment and pumps. This equipment requires significant investment and limits the number of companies able to enter the industry and compete with the major players. Furthermore, many of the industry's major players are local subsidiaries of large global dredging, infrastructure and marine engineering companies. The vast resources and experience of these global firms reduces opportunities for Australian dredging firms...

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What is the Dredging Services industry?

The industry has high barriers to entry, and these barriers are increasing. This is due to the high industry concentration level and the significant market share levels held by the major players. Therefore, new dredging companies may find it difficult to enter the industry and even more difficult to compete with the major players for dredging contracts. The industry's high capital requirements provide another significant barrier to entry for new firms. Companies need to invest in shipping dredgers, dredging equipment, pumps and computer systems, with economies of scale important for industry operators. Further, due to the dominant position of the large, foreign firms already operating in the industry, it is costly and risky for new firms to invest in the required capital inputs...

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Additional Insights for the Dredging Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dredging Services Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from water transport support services and Total mass of exports by sea in the Dredging Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Capital dredging services
    Maintenance dredging services
    Energy dredging services
    Other dredging services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from water transport support services
  • Total mass of exports by sea
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Demand from oil and gas extraction
  • Capital expenditure by state and local government
  • Public concerns over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit
  • Dredging demand
  • Industry concentration
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profit
  • Dredging demand
  • Industry concentration
  • Table: Dredging Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dredging Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Water Transport Terminals
  • Port Operators

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Pump and Compressor Manufacturing
  • Shipbuilding and Repair Services

  • Products & Services
  • Capital dredging services
  • Maintenance dredging services
  • Energy dredging services
  • Other dredging services
  • Chart: Dredging Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Port operators
  • Local authorities
  • Mining division
  • Energy companies
  • Other industries and sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dredging Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dredging Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dredging Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Boskalis Australia Pty LimitedDredging International (Australia) Pty LimitedJan De Nul (Australia) Pty LtdVan Oord Australia Pty Ltd
  • Table: Boskalis Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Dredging International (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Jan De Nul (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Van Oord Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dredging Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Dredging Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Capital Dredging
  • Dredging undertaken to deepen shallow waters to enable ships to access wharves and other infrastructure.
  • Maintenance Dredging
  • The periodic removal of sediments that naturally build up from waves or from rivers into port channels.
  • Mine Tailings
  • Waste products remaining after mined ore is separated from other materials. These tailings that have been disposed of in dams may require dredging and further disposal.
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