Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market, by Services (Quality Assurance & Quality Control, Non-destructive Examination (NDE), Condition Assessment/Inspection, Process Safety Management, and Welding & Corrosion Engineering), by Location (Onshore and Offshore), and by Region - Global forecast to 2025

Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market

Extension of life of wind turbine blades and other components is important for wind farms, therefore, it is necessary to inspect blades more rigorously, in order to increase energy productivity and to reduce costs associated with replacement or repair. These inspection services includes NDT, robotics inspection, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sensors or advanced imaging, and artificial intelligence. These services help to extend life of a wind turbine. Additionally, regular inspection can enhance the capacity of older turbines by reducing dynamic and aerodynamic imbalance and reducing edge erosion.

Increasing Demand for Extending Life of Wind Turbines and Capacity of Ageing Assets

Increasing number of installation of wind turbines is leading to high demand for extending the life of these wind turbines. According to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) analysis, in 2017, the total number of wind turbines installed was 546.1 GW, which increased from 486.8 GW in 2016.  Hence, these increasing wind turbines demand for proper inspection to extend their lifespan. Wind turbines have 20 to 25 years life-span, however, during this period, proper and daily inspection is required for better operation and to reduce the probability of replacement. This is due to high exposure to dynamic loads and frequent load fluctuations under harsh environmental conditions including, extreme weather and as well as sand and dirt particles. Owing to these reasons, defects can occur throughout the composite material of a blade and not just on the visible surface.  Composites used for blades are formed by infusing strong fiber reinforcements with resin. The result is a very robust, erosion resistant material, however, curing process can result in voids and air bubbles within the material, creating weak spots. If these areas of weakness are not observed in inspection, fatigue loading can lead to catastrophic blade failure on site.

Lack of Skilled Labor for Conducting Inspection, is one of the major factors hindering the global market growth

Lack of skilled labor is a major challenge for growth of the wind turbine inspection blades market. For instance, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) analysis, in 2013, the wind energy sector had 7,000 unskilled labor, which could increase up to 15,000 by 2030. Hence, the wind energy sector is facing challenges of lack of skilled labor, which in turn increases the cost of training for wind energy companies, which is expected to negatively affect growth of the market over the forecast period.

Figure: Global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market Value (US$ Billion), by Region, 2025

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SOURCE: COHERENT MARKET INSIGHTS ANALYSIS, 2018

Asia Pacific Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market accounted for the largest share in 2017

Asia Pacific accounted for largest share in the global wind turbine blade inspection services market in 2017 and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period (2018–2025). The market in Asia Pacific is expected to be valued at US$ 18.0 Billion by 2025. This is owing to increasing wind installation capacity in the region. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) analysis, in 2016, the total number of wind turbine installed capacity was 203.6 GW and it is projected to reach up to 232.5 GW in 2017 in this particular region. China is the leading country and growth engine in the region in terms of wind turbine installation. For instance, according to the GWEC analysis, in China, the total number of wind turbine installed capacity was 168,732 MW in 2016 and it is reached to 188,392 MW in 2017, whereas 19,660 MW wind capacity was newly installed. Hence, increasing number of wind turbine installation will proportionally increase demand for blade inspection services, which will help in accelerating wind turbine blade inspection services market in this region.

Key companies

Major players operating in the global wind turbine blade inspection services market include Intertek Group Plc, SGS SA, Cenergy International Services, L.L.C., UL International Gmbh, Mistras Group, James Fisher and Sons plc, Global Wind Service, Force Technology, Vestas, and Siemens Wind Power GmbH & Co.KG.

Hydroelectric power plants and wind energy are among the most widely used renewable forms of energy sources. Hydroelectric power generation, which is the largest used renewable power source, is limited owing to the inadequacy of generating renewable resources to meet the global demands. Wind energy is available abundantly and can be used to meet the global energy demands. Requirement to harness these resources consistently, and maintain high energy efficiency of these through the turbine life cycle is expected to drive demand for related inspection services through the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

Adoption of IoT solution for wind turbine inspection is increasing as it helps wind-farm operators to avoid high maintenance cost and down time, increase turbine reliability, minimize downtime, and avoid catastrophic failure. Moreover, major benefits of IoT includes real-time data analysis, increasing resources optimization, and improvement in operational management. Thus, benefits of IoT (Internet of Things) data is expected to help in identifying issues related to maintenance in advance. This data is send to the wind turbine operator about the issues of the remote wind turbine, which requires maintenance, in order to avoid costly downtime or damage. Therefore, IoT is expected to help in improving efficiency of inspection and reduce cost of maintenance, as it provides wind turbine operators real-time data for increasing performance and reliability. Hence, the use of IoT technology for maintenance of offshore wind system will aid in growth of the market in the forecasted period.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of wind turbine blade inspection services market size (US$ Million), and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018– 2025), considering 2017 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global wind turbine blade inspection services market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, wind turbine blade inspection services market capital, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Companies covered as part of this study include Intertek Group Plc., SGS SA, Cenergy International Services, L.L.C., UL International Gmbh, Mistras Group, James Fisher and Sons plc. Global Wind Service, Force Technology, Vestas, and Siemens Wind Power GmbH & Co.KG.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future product launches, product upgrades, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global wind turbine blade inspection services market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global wind turbine blade inspection services market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market, By Location:
    • Onshore
    • Offshore
  • Global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market, By Services:
    • Quality assurance & quality control
    • Nondestructive examination (NDE)
    • Condition assessment/inspection
    • Process safety management
    • Welding & corrosion engineering
  • Global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Location
      • By Services
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Location
      • By Services
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • UK
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Location
      • By Services
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Location
      • By Services
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
      • By Location
      • By Services
      • By Country:
        • Israel
        • South Africa
        • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Intertek Group Plc. *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments/ Updates
    • SGS SA
    • Cenergy International Services, L.L.C.
    • UL International Gmbh
    • Mistras Group
    • James Fisher and Sons plc.
    • Global Wind Service
    • Force Technology
    • Vestas
    • Siemens Wind Power GmbH & Co.KG.

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Top 3 Market Findings
      • Top 3 Market Opportunity
      • Top 10 Company Market strategy analysis
      • Competitive Landscape
      • Market Snippet, By Location
      • Market Snippet, By Services
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trend
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • New system Launch/Approvals
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Porter’s Analysis
    • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market, By Location, 2016–2025  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Onshore
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million)
    • Offshore
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market, By Services, 2016–2025  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million)
    • Nondestructive Examination (NDE)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million)
    • Condition Assessment/Inspection
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Process Safety Management
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million)
    • Welding & Corrosion Engineering
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Wind Turbine Blade Inspection Services Market, By Regions, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2025 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Location, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Services, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Location, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Services, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
        • UK
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Location, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Services, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Others
    • Latin America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Location, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Services, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Others
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Location, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Services, 2016–2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2017 and 2025 (%)
        • Israel
        • South Africa
        • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Intertek Group Plc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • SGS SA
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Cenergy International Services, L.L.C.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • UL International Gmbh
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Mistras Group
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • James Fisher and Sons plc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Global Wind Service
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Force Technology
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Vestas
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Siemens Wind Power GmbH & Co.KG.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
    • Analyst Views
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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