Candle in the wind: Revenue is set to decline as the RET review has delayed projects

IBISWorld’s Wind Farm Construction market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The level of installed wind generation capacity has almost doubled in five years
  • Short term growth continues as deferred wind farm projects are reactivated

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Wind Farm Construction industry provides engineering, procurement and construction services for wind power generation projects. The industry has benefited from government intervention to boost use of renewable energy sources and reduce reliance on carbon-emitting fossil fuels. The Renewable Energy Target (RET) compels electricity generators and retailers to increase the share of power generated from renewable sources. Following a review that caused investment on wind projects to stall, the Federal Government scaled back the RET from 41,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) to 33,000 GWh by 2020.

    The industry has enjoyed a period of accelerated growth since the late 2000s, but this growth was stifled when the Federal Government announced the downward revision of the RET...

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    What is the Wind Farm Construction industry?

    The geographic distribution of the industry is closely correlated with wind speeds in different areas of Australia. A significant proportion of wind farms are constructed along the southern coastline, with Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia accounting for a combined 72.0% of total installed capacity in Australia. The south of Western Australia is also an important source of wind power, and substantial capacity in southern New South Wales has been added in recent years. The roaring forties, which are strong westerly winds found in the Southern Hemisphere, travel through these states at average wind speeds above eight metres per second at 50 metres above the ground...

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    Additional Insights for the Wind Farm Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wind Farm Construction Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Highly trained workforce
  • Good project management skills
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of steaming coal and Demand from wind and other electricity generation in the Wind Farm Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Small-scale wind farm construction
    Medium-scale wind farm construction
    Large-scale wind farm construction

    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
  • World price of steaming coal
  • Demand from wind and other electricity generation
  • Electricity service price
  • Domestic price of iron and steel

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Wind Farm Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wind Farm Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wind and Other Electricity Generation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Finance
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Large-scale wind farm construction
  • Medium-scale wind farm construction
  • Small-scale wind farm construction
  • Chart: Wind Farm Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Owner-operators
  • Private energy developers
  • Public generators
  • Private generator-retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wind Farm Construction 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 Wind Farm Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wind Farm Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Downer EDI Limited
  • Table: Downer EDI Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wind Farm Construction 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 Wind Farm Construction 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
    Gigawatt Hours (Gwh)
  • 1 gigawatt is equal to 1000 MW of electrical power. Over a full year at 100% capacity 1MW of power production is equal to 8.76 GWh (1 year = 8760 hours), but most plants do not run at 100%.
  • Megawatt (Mw)
  • A unit equivalent to one million watts of electrical power.
  • Watt
  • The most basic unit of power, equal to one joule of work per second.
  • Wind Turbine
  • Technology used to capture kinetic energy from wind resources and translate it to electricity.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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