Asia-Pacific Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Reactor Type (Pressurized Water Reactor, Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor, Boiling Water Reactor, and Other Reactor Types), Carrier Type (Island Equipment, and Auxiliary Equipment), and Geography (China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific).

Market Snapshot

Asia-Pacific Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market  - Market Summary
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The Asia-Pacific nuclear power plant and equipment market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period of 2022 – 2027. The COVID-19 outbreak in Q1 of 2020 led to an unprecedented and sustained decline in demand for electricity in many countries, at 10% or more, compared to 2019 levels. This has created challenges for both electricity generators and system operators. Factors such as increasing power consumption, the government's aims to expand the nuclear energy share, and therefore, upcoming nuclear power plant projects are expected to drive the market during the forecast period. However, high initial investment cost, growing emphasis on renewable energy, and the difficulties associated with obtaining finance for the nuclear power plant projects are expected to restrain the market growth during the forecast period.

  • Pressurized water reactors (PWR) are expected to dominate the market and register the highest growth rate during the forecast period.
  • With advanced nuclear technology, China ingeniously developed CAP1400 and CAP1000 domestic reactors, which are likely to create ample opportunities for the Asia-Pacific nuclear power plant and equipment market in the coming years.
  • China is expected to be the largest and fastest-growing market in Asia-Pacific nuclear power plant and equipment market during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

The Asia-Pacific nuclear power plant and equipment market report includes:

Reactor Type
Pressurized Water Reactor
Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor
Boiling Water Reactor
Other Reactors
Carrier Type
Island Equipment
Auxiliary Equipment
Geography
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) to Dominate the Market

  • Due to the increasing concerns for the safety of nuclear power plants, operators prefer pressurized water reactors which are the safest among all the available types of nuclear reactors. Additionally, the PWR reactor prevents water from contaminating radioactive materials, avoiding environmental damage.
  • As of 2021, there were 442 operational reactors across the world. Out of which, there are 302 PWRs, with a capacity of 287 Gigawatts electric (GWe). China has 47 PWRs with a capacity of 45.54 GWe.
  • Since PWR requires a sturdy piping and a heavy pressure vessel to ensure that the highly pressurized water remains at a liquid state when sustaining high temperatures, making the construction of the PWR is costly. Therefore, the growing demand for PWRs is expected to significantly impact the nuclear power plant equipment market during the forecast period.
  • Moreover, China is expected to be dominated by the PWR because more than 90% of the nuclear plants are going to have the PWR type of reactor.
  • PWR is the most commercialized nuclear reactor design type, and due to this, PWR type reactor is dominant in the nuclear power plant and equipment market. Despite lower efficiency and high initial investments, PWR  is mature technology and has a relatively lower operational costs, and due to this most countries with both mature and young nuclear energy sectors are investing in PWR technology, and the reactor type is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. ​
Asia-Pacific Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market - Market Share by Reactor Type

China to Dominate the Market

  • China is one of the largest nuclear power producers across the world, accounting for almost 13% of the global nuclear power generated and nuclear generated holds 4.9% of the country's electricity in 2020. The country has 53 operable nuclear reactors, with a combined net capacity of 50.8 GWe.
  • The Chinese government is planning to achieve150 GW by 2030 and has planned a drive-build program for nuclear power, and the strong project pipeline strengthens the outlook for the nuclear power plant equipment market.
  • As per International Atomic Energy Agency statistics 2021, China has about 47,528 MW(e) of nuclear power net capacity connected to the grid in 2020. The net capacity has increased by 4.4%, compared to 2019.
  • According to the National Development and Reform Commission, China aims to have 200 GWe of nuclear-generating capacity in place by 2035. This is expected to drive the nuclear power plant equipment market during the forecast period.
  • In July 2021, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has commenced construction of ACP100 small modular reactor demonstration project at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's island province of Hainan. The project will be the world's first land-based commercial small modular reactors (SMR). The multi-purpose 125 MWe pressurized water reactor (PWR) is designed for electricity, heating, steam, and seawater desalination. The project is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of 2026.
  • Also, in May 2021, China and Russia have announced the ground-breaking ceremony of their biggest nuclear energy project in two Chinese cities. Two countries will jointly build units 7 and 8 of the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant and units 3 and 4 of Xudapu Nuclear Power Plant. The Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant is located in the city of Lianyungang in Jiangsu province. The Xudapu Nuclear Power plant is located in Xingcheng in Liaoning province.
  • Therefore, with construction of new plants, the demand for nuclear power plants and equipment is projected to increase in the country during the forecast period.
Asia Pacific Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market - Nuclear Power Net Capacity Connected to the Grid

Competitive Landscape

The Asia-Pacific nuclear power plant and equipment market is moderately consolidated. The key players in the market include Larsen & Toubro Limited, Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., among others.

Recent Developments

  • In July 2021, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has commenced the construction of the ACP100 small modular reactor demonstration project at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's island province of Hainan. The project will be the world's first land-based commercial small modular reactors (SMR). The multi-purpose 125 MWe pressurized water reactor (PWR) is designed for electricity, heating, steam, and seawater desalination. The project is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of 2026.
  • In May 2021, the department of atomic energy (DAE) announced that it will plan to construct the country’s first research reactor on the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
  • In August 2021, China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) announced that Unit 5 at the Hongyanhe plant in Liaoning Province has begun commercial operation, giving China 51 commercial-scale power reactors.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions

  2. 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  3. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  4. 4. MARKET OVERVIEW

    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Nuclear Power Generation and Forecast, in GW, Asia-Pacific, till 2027

    4. 4.4 Recent Trends and Developments

    5. 4.5 Government Policies and Regulations

    6. 4.6 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.6.1 Drivers

      2. 4.6.2 Restraints

    7. 4.7 Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.8.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.8.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.8.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.8.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.8.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Reactor Type

      1. 5.1.1 Pressurized Water Reactor

      2. 5.1.2 Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor

      3. 5.1.3 Boiling Water Reactor

      4. 5.1.4 Other Reactors

    2. 5.2 Carrier Type

      1. 5.2.1 Island Equipment

      2. 5.2.2 Auxiliary Equipment

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 China

      2. 5.3.2 India

      3. 5.3.3 Japan

      4. 5.3.4 South Korea

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Larsen & Toubro Limited

      2. 6.3.2 Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited

      3. 6.3.3 China General Nuclear Power Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.

      5. 6.3.5 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

      6. 6.3.6 Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.

      7. 6.3.7 Hindustan Construction Company Limited

      8. 6.3.8 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

      9. 6.3.9 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Asia-Pacific Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Larsen & Toubro Limited, Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Nuclear Power Plant and Equipment Market.

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