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Towers and Poles Report Ed 6 2018 Electricity, Telephone and Street Lights

1. Lattice Transmission Towers and Monopoles
Installed base in units - Steel, concrete, wood
Annual sales in units 2017-2022
Annual sales in $ value 2017-2022

2. Competitive landscape - Lattice Towers, Monopoles, Utility Poles, Composites
Nanjing Daji Steel Tower, Qingdao Wuxiao, Guangdong Disheng, Shandong Huan, Jiangsu Gushua, Shandong Qixing Iron Tower, Jiangsu Xiadu, KEC, Valmont, Falcon, Bajaj Electrical, Kalpatru Power Transmission Ltd, Al-Babtain, Al-Yamamah, Metro Smart International, Europole, Mercur Induo Systemholztechnik GmbH, Brametal SA, Shakespeare Composite Structures, Strongwell, RS Technologies, Powertrusion, Duratel are among the companies profiled, produc-ing lattice towers and monopoles, utility poles of wood, steel, concrete and composites.

3. Long term demand cycle
The long term demand cycle charted for new additions and replacements over the long term since 1900.

4. Monopoles and Lattice Towers
Long established in the US, monopoles are used in China and are now breaking into the con-servative markets of Europe and India with interesting new designs, a trend driven by pressure on rights-of-way, aesthetics and public fears of EMF dangers to children.

5. Tower and Monopole vendors, production capacity and market shares. The top 34 man-ufacturers are listed with shares of production and the leaders profiled.

6. Types of Lattice Tower
Lattice towers are designed for different functions and stresses and there is wide variation in cost - suspension towers, tension towers, angle suspension towers , dead end towers

7. Service life and maintenance of Towers and Monopoles
Maintenance practices have a critical impact on the service life of towers, especially in harsh cli-mate conditions.

8. The value chain - The margin stack
The value chain is a continuous process of adding value, cost and margin to a product. Depend-ing where you position it the value changes, the end user’s capex being some at each stage.

9. Utility Poles - Electricity, Telegraph, Street Lights
Installed base in units - wood, steel, concrete, composite
Annual sales in units 2017-2022
Annual sales in $ value 2017-2022

10. Utility Poles service life and replacement
Demand depends on new build and replacement. The service lives have been established by region and in some cases for individual countries.

11. Joint use of Utility Poles
Joint use by different utilities is a significant factor in the pole market. The protocols for space allocation and standards are outlined.

12. National market commentary for Utility Poles
Market commentary on installed bases and demand for utility poles in selected countries, with information on numbers and type of pole.

13. Types and materials for of Utility Poles and applications
There are many types of pole in use. Different types and applications are outlined.

14. Pole materials and Composites
Composites are analysed in a detailed section discussing this technology, applications, ad-vantages and disadvantages, market status and manufacturers.

15. Circuits, phases and conductors
Most distribution networks employ single circuits, whereas transmission networks range from single to multiple circuits. This is an important consideration in specifying the type and dimen-sions of towers and poles.
1t. ROW - Rights of Way
Rights of Way (ROW) is a significant cost and can be a serious obstacle in designing networks and specifying equipment. It is a significant factor in the trend to Monopoles.

17. Utility Pole and Street Light vendors
Companies manufacturing concrete and steel poles are listed with brief details.
Companies harvesting and preparing wood poles are listed with brief details.

18. Dangers & mitigation of damage to Towers and Poles by birds


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
PART 1 ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION TOWERS AND MONOPOLES
1. INSTALLED BASE OF ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSON TOWERS & MONOPOLES
Global installed base of towers and monopoles
North America
Europe
CIS
Middle East
North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia
Pacific
LAC
South America
Central America and Caribbean
2. ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION TOWERS MARKET
Global demand for towers
North America
Europe
CIS
Middle East
Africa
Asia Pacific
LAC
3. LONG TERM DEMAND CYCLES FOR ELECTRICITY TOWERS AND MONOPOLES
Growth of transmission line networks
4. MONOPOLES vs. LATTICE TOWERS
United States
Europe
Netherlands
Scandinavia
Denmark
Iceland
Finland
France
Germany
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Italy
France
Asia Pacific
China
Japan and Korea
India
ASEAN
Mongolia
Pacific
Australia and New Zealand
Latin America
South Africa
Middle East
Cost
Space requirements
Reduction of the electromagnetic field
Foundations
5. TYPES OF TOWER OR PYLONS
Suspension tower
Tension towers
Angle suspension tower
Termination or dead end towers, also called tension towers
Transposition towers
Tower Installation
1. Build-up or piecemeal method.
2. Section method
3. Ground assembly method
4. Helicopter method
6. ELEMENTS OF LATTICE TOWER DESIGN
7. SERVICE LIFE AND MAINTENANCE OF STEEL LATTICE TOWERS AND MONOPOLES
Service Life
Maintenance
Phase 1 – Coffee Stain Rust
Phase 2 – Abrasive Rust
Phase 3 – Extensive Abrasive Rust
Phase 4 – Crash
8. COMPETITIONS FOR TOWER DESIGN
9. MANUFACTURERS OF LATTICE TOWERS AND MONOPOLES
Chinese manufacturers
Indian manufacturers
Other Asian manufacturers
Middle East
North and South American manufacturers
Other regions
PART 2 UTILITY POLES INSTALLED BASE BY COUNTRY AND UTILITY
10. UTILITY POLES INSTALLED BASE BY COUNTRY AND UTILITY
Voltage levels of electricity sub-transmission and distribution poles
11. INSTALLED BASE OF POLES BY COUNTRY AND MATERIAL
12. GROWTH OF THE POLE POPULATION
13. DEMAND FOR POLES IN UNITS
Demand in numbers of poles
Demand for poles 2017 to 2022
14. DEMAND FOR POLES BY VALUE
15. THE VALUE CHAIN – THE MARGIN STACK
The value chain at 6 levels
16. NATIONAL MARKETS FOR ELECTRICITY AND TELEPHONE DISTRIBUTION POLES
United States
Europe
Austria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Netherlands
Norway
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom:
Russia
Asia Pacific
Japan
China
India
Korea
Singapore and Macau
Australia
Middle East
Saudi Arabia
UAE
Oman
Africa
17. STREET LIGHTING DEVELOPMENTS
Smart cities
Regional development of smart cities and public lighting
18. MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF POLES AND SERVICE LIFE
Materials
Use
Description
Size classification
H5 - H1
1-5
6-10
Material
Wood
Wood preservatives
Pollution from wood preservatives - Leaching
Steel
Concrete
Composites- fibreglass
Disposal
19. COMPOSITE POLES
Introduction
Development of composite technology and poles in the US
Price/cost
Safety factor
Materials for composites and the manufacturing processes
Filament winding
Pultrusion
Testing composites
Scandinavian trials of composites
Advantages of composite poles
Composite and fibreglass maintenance
Service life of composites and other materials
Hardware modifications
Modular Poles
Manufacturers of composite poles and hardware
United States
Cross arms
Europe
Middle East
India
China
20. TYPES OF POLES
Other equipment
Grounding Rod
Dead-end (anchor or termination) poles
Physical access
Construction Classifications
21. POLE SPAN
22. SPACE ALLOCATION ON JOINT USE UTILITY POLES
Supply Space
Safety Zone Space
Communications Space
23. SERVICE LIFE AND MAINTENANCE OF POLES
Wooden Poles
Service life
Maintenance
Ground line Treatment
Internal Treatment
Concrete Poles
Composite Poles
24. MANUFACTURERS OF DISTRIBUTION POLES
North American manufacturers
European manufacturers
Middle East
African manufacturers
Indian manufacturers
25. CIRCUIT PHASES AND CONDUCTORS
Single circuit
Double circuit
Multiple conductors
Restrictions on multiple use of corridors
26. RIGHTS OF WAY
Multiple use of ROWs
27. DANGER TO AND FROM BIRDS
Extent of the problem
The mechanics of an electrocution
Mitigation and prevention of collisions
Mitigation and prevention of electrocution
METHODOLOGY
The installed base and demand
The model of the demand cycle
Creation of the databases of towers and poles
Short term demand forecast
Street lights
Validation
Figures
Figure 1: Global installed electricity transmission towers, 2017-2022
Figure 2: Global installed electricity transmission towers by regions, 2017
Figure 3: Regional growth in electricity transmission towers, 2017-2022
Figure 4: Installed electricity transmission towers, North America, 2017-22
Figure 5: Installed electricity transmission towers, Europe, 2017-22
Figure 6: Installed electricity transmission towers, CIS, 2017-22
Figure 7: Installed electricity transmission towers, Middle East, 201-22
Figure 8: Installed electricity transmission towers, North Africa, 2017-22
Figure 9: Installed electricity transmission towers, Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017-22
Figure 10: Installed electricity transmission towers, China and India, 2017-22
Figure 11: Installed electricity transmission towers, Rest of Asia, 2017-22
Figure 12: Installed electricity transmission towers, Pacific, 2017-22
Figure 13: Installed electricity transmission towers, South America, 2017-22
Figure 14: Installed electricity transmission towers, Central America, 2017-22
Figure 15 : World sales of electricity transmission towers, nominal $, 2017-2022
Figure 16: Sales of electricity transmission towers by regions, nominal $, 2016
Figure 17 : The global networks of transmission lines, length in route km 1900 to 2050
Figure 18: The evolution of transmission line voltage, the first introductions
Figure 19: The long-term demand cycles for towers, 1900 to 2050
Figure 20: Annual new and replacement installations of towers, 1900 to 2050
Figure 21: The market for lattice towers and poles in the USA, $, 2017
Figure 22: European countries installing new EHV monopoles
Figure 23: Some new designs being installed in Europe
Figure 24: New 400 kV monopole designs in the Netherlands
Figure 25: New EHV poles in Scandinavia
Figure 26: New 400 kV transmission monopoles in Denmark.
Figure 27: Mobile lift maintenance
Figure 28: Iceland new 220 kV transmission towers
Figure 29: New 400 kV and 275 kV transmission monopoles in the United Kingdom.
Figure 30: A camouflaged 400 kV transmission monopole in the United Kingdom
Figure 31: Terna and 380 kV monopoles
Figure 32: New 380 kV monopole in Dubai
Figure 33: Comparison of the footprint of a monopole versus a lattice tower.
Figure 34: Reduction of electromagnetic fields and space requirements
Figure 35: Economy of foundations
Figure 36: Suspension tower, single steel pole
Figure 37: Lattice steel suspension tower (L6 used in the United Kingdom)
Figure 38: Installation of transmission tower by helicopter
Figure 39: Peak and Cage of a Transmission Tower
Figure 40: Cross Arm and Body of a Transmission Tower
Figure 41: 220-kV single-circuit LST
Figure 42: 500-kV single-circuit LST
Figure 43: 220-kV double-circuit LST
Figure 44: 500-kV double-circuit LST
Figure 45: The principle of exponential corrosion
Figure 46: Phase 1 – Coffee Stain Rust
Figure 47: Phase 2 – Abrasive Rust
Figure 48: Phase 3 – Abrasive Rust
Figure 49: Phase 3 – The tower falls
Figure 50: Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype, competition for Icelandic Electrical Transco/1
Figure 51: Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype, competition for Icelandic Electrical Transco/2
Figure 52: Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype, competition for Icelandic Electrical Transco/3
Figure 53: Y Pylon by Knight Architects competition for National Grid 2012
Figure 54: Plexus by Arup for National Grid 2012
Figure 55: The Land of Giants, Iceland, Choi & Shine
Figure 56: Major countries stock of electricity poles, telephone poles and street lights
Figure 57: Historical growth of the pole population; electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights, 1900 to 2015, forecast to 2050
Figure 58: Demand for poles; electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights, 1900 to 2015, forecast to 2050
Figure 59: Additions and replacements for poles; electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights, 1900 to 2017, forecast to 2050
Figure 60: New additions and replacements of poles with a 35 year service life, 1900 to 2040
Figure 61: The Detroit railroad concrete catenary structure
Figure 62: Early use of granite telephone poles in Switzerland
Figure 63: Utility pole in Japan
Figure 64: A Stobie pole in Australia
Figure 65: Examples of LED street lighting adoption
Figure 66: Smart streel lighting manufacturers
Figure 67: A nest of poles for shipment
Figure 68: Double-circuit, 138-kV line on wood structures
Figure 69: Double-circuit, 138-kV line on galvanized steel poles
Figure 70: Single-circuit 138-kV line on weathering steel
Figure 71: H-frame wood structure
Figure 72: Lines in Bolivia (left) have considerably longer span than lines in Laos (right)
Figure 73: Space allocations on a joint utility pole
Figure 74: Supply space on a utility pole
Figure 75: Safety Zone Space on a utility pole
Figure 76: The Communications Space in a utility pole
Figure 77 : Outline of potential decay patterns
Figure 78 : Decay in a wood utility pole
Figure 79: Tower for single circuit, three phase system (three conductors)
Figure 80: Tower for double circuit, three phase system (six conductors)
Figure 81: Tower for multiple circuits, three phase system (twelve conductors)
Figure 82: Multiple lines, lattice towers and monopoles in same corridor
Figure 83: A distribution line right of way
Figure 84: A wetland-scrub/shrub-dominated community the first year after a mow.
Figure 85: A grass-dominated community in an agricultural matrix the first year after a mow.
Figure 86: An example of a single ROW corridor.
Figure 87: An example of parallel transmission ROW corridor
Figure 88 : Typical European right of way cross section, self-supporting tower
Figure 89: Typical European right of way cross section, guyed tower
Figure 90: Right-of-way comparison for equivalent capacity of 765-kV and 345-kV lines
Figure 91: Blue crane electrocuted in South Africa
Figure 92: White storks in their nest on a utility pole in Vladeni in Romania
Figure 93: An example of a pole-mounted transformer
Figure 94: Distribution pole with symmetric chevron (arrow) on top as bird exclusion device
Figure 95 : Dedicated nesting pole next to distribution pole with bird exclusion device
Figure 96: Additions and replacements from 1945 to 1950
Figure 97: Additions and replacements from 1900 to 1950
Figure 98: Comparison of the installed base an annual demand for towers, 1900 to 2050
Tables
Table 1: Global installed electricity transmission towers, by region, 2017-2022
Table 2: Installed electricity transmission towers, North America, 2017-22
Table 3: Installed electricity transmission towers, Europe, 2017-22
Table 4: Installed electricity transmission towers, CIS, 2017-22
Table 5: Installed electricity transmission towers, Middle East, 2017-22
Table 6: Installed electricity transmission towers, North Africa, 2017-22
Table 7: Installed electricity transmission towers, Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017-22
Table 8: Installed electricity transmission towers, Asia, 2017-22
Table 9: Installed electricity transmission towers, Pacific, 2017-22
Table 10: Installed electricity transmission towers, South America, 2017-22
Table 11: Installed electricity transmission towers, Central America, 2017-22
Table 12: Sales of electricity transmission towers by regions, nominal $, 2017
Table 13: Sales of electricity transmission towers, North America, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 14: Sales of electricity transmission towers, Europe, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 15: Sales of electricity transmission towers, CIS, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 16: Sales of electricity transmission towers, Middle East, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 17: Sales of electricity transmission towers, North Africa, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 18: Sales of electricity transmission towers, Sub-Saharan Africa, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 19: Sales of electricity transmission towers, Asia, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 20: Sales of electricity transmission towers, Pacific, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 21: Sales of electricity transmission towers, South America, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 22: Sales of electricity transmission towers, Central America, nominal $, 2017-2022
Table 23: Description and cost of repairs
Table 24: Manufacturers of steel towers and poles, by share of production capacity
Table 25: Numbers of electricity poles, telephone poles and streetlights, 2017
Table 26: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in North America, 2017
Table 27: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Europe, 2017
Table 28: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in CIS, 2017
Table 29: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in the Middle East, 2016
Table 30: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in North Africa, 2017
Table 31: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017
Table 32: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Asia, 2017
Table 33: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Pacific, 2017
Table 34: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in South America, 2017
Table 35: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Central America, 2017
Table 36: Numbers of electricity poles, telephone poles and streetlights by material, 2017
Table 37: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in North America by material, 2017
Table 38: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Europe by material, 2017
Table 39: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in CIS by material, 2017
Table 40: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in the Middle East by material, 2017
Table 41: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in North Africa by material, 2017
Table 42: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Sub-Saharan Africa by material, 2017
Table 43: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Asia by material, 2017
Table 44: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Pacific by material, 2017
Table 45: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in South America by material, 2017
Table 46: Electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Central America by material, 2017
Table 47: Installed base of electricity poles, telephone poles and street lights, 2017 - 2022
Table 48: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights, North America, 2017 - 2022
Table 49: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Europe, 2017 - 2022
Table 50: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights in CIS, 2017 - 2022
Table 51: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Middle East, 2017- 2022
Table 52: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights in North Africa, 2017-22
Table 53: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights, Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017 - 2022
Table 54: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Asia, 2017 - 2022
Table 55: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights in Pacific, 2017 - 2022
Table 56: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights, South America, 2017 - 2022
Table 57: Installed base of electricity, telephone poles and street lights, Central America, 2017 - 2022
Table 58: New additions and replacements of poles with a 35 year service life, 1900 to 2040
Table 59: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by region, 2017-2022
Table 60: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, North America, 2017-2022
Table 61: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, Europe, 2017-2022
Table 62: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, CIS, 2017-2022
Table 63: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, Middle East, 2017-2022
Table 64: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, North Africa, 2017-2022
Table 65: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017-2022
Table 66: Demand for poles electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, Asia, 2017-2022
Table 67: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, Pacific, 2017-2022
Table 68: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, South America, 2017-2022
Table 69: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country, Central America, 2017-2022
Table 70: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by region in nominal $ value, 2017-2022
Table 71: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country nominal $ value, North America, 2017-2022
Table 72: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country nominal $ value, Europe, 2017-2022
Table 73: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country in nominal $ value, CIS, 2017-2022
Table 74: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country in nominal $ value, Middle East, 2017-2022
Table 75: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country in nominal $ value, North Africa, 2017-2022
Table 76: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country in nominal $ value, Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017-2022
Table 77: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country in nominal $ value, Asia, 2017-2022
Table 78: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country in nominal $ value, Pacific, 2017-2022
Table 79: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country in nominal $ value, South America, 2017-2022
Table 80: Demand for electricity MV/LV poles, telephone poles, street lights by country in nominal $ value, Central America, 2017-2022
Table 81: Costs and mark-up from Bill of Materials to Capex
Table 82: Service lives of poles with different materials
Table 83: Recommended Pole Inspection Schedules, Rural Utilities Service, US
Table 84: Estimates of the annual number of collision victims with above ground transmission lines (excluding distribution lines) for three different countries.
Table 85: The size of large raptors

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