Insulating oil in an electrical transformer is commonly known as transformer oil. Transformer oil is used in oil-filled transformers, switch gears, fluorescent ballast lamps, and some types of high voltage capacitors. The rising energy demand and increasing number of smart grid distribution systems are expected to drive the demand for transformer oil. In 2017, the global energy demand grew by 2.1%, which is more than twice the previous year’s rate. The electricity sector is now attracting more investments compared to oil & gas, resulting in expanding transmission and distribution network and hence transformer oil.
Expansion of Electric Grids in the Emerging Economies Driving the Market
Electricity demand growth in the emerging economies such as China and India remains strongly linked to the rising economic output. The global electricity demand witnessed a 3.1% jump in 2017 with the major contribution from China and India. According to the International Energy Agency, these two nations together accounted for 70% of the rise. For example, in India, the government is working hard to provide an uninterrupted power supply to all, which is likely to increase the energy consumption per capita. The focus is now on the T&D sectors, which has set a target of increasing the installed system transformer capacity up by 1375 MVA in this year. This increase in the transmission and distribution infrastructure reflects the increasing demand for power and distribution transformers which in turn drives the demand for transformer oil during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is one of the Largest Market
Asia-Pacific has emerged as one of the largest transformer oil markets in the recent years. With the rise in energy demand associated with urbanization, economic modernization, and better living standards across the region has resulted in the growth of sustainable power systems, which in turn increased the demand for transformer oil market in this region. Driven by changing demographic trends, Asia-Pacific’s increasing investments in T&D networks and smart grid infrastructure is expected to increase the demand for transformer oil. Countries such as China, Japan, and India are expected to be the fastest growing markets owing to their T&D expansion and smart grid infrastructure plans in the coming years. In 2017, China invested around USD 3.34 billion in the smart distribution networks followed by Japan (USD 0.48 billion) and India (USD 0.41 billion). Rising investments in T&D network expansion in the emerging economies such as China and India is expected to bolster the demand for transformer oil during the forecast period.
Small Transformers– A Huge Market Potential
Small power transformers are the distribution transformers that are used in distribution networks to connect the power plants to the consumers across the world. Rising investments in the infrastructural sector subject to the widely spreading commercial and residential establishments are expected to drive the demand for distribution transformers. Rapid industrial expansion along with favorable inclination towards the integration of a sustainable electrical network is expected to drive the demand for small transformers which in turn drives the demand for transformer oil. Increasing expansion of microgrid networks and rising energy demand from residential and commercial establishments offer a better platform for the growth of the transformer oil in the emerging economies such as China and India.
Key Developments in the Market
- April 2018: Calumet Speciality Products Partners, L.P. announced the acquisition of Biosynthetic Technologies, LLC, a startup company and developer of proprietary renewable technology focused on the conversion of sustainable plant oils into high-performance synthetic base stocks that can be used in industrial lubricants.
The major players include – Nynas AB, Ergon, Inc., Calumet Speciality Products Partners, L.P., Clearco Products Co., Inc., Hydrodec Group Plc, Cargill, Incorporated, Engen Petroleum Limited, San Joaquin Refining Co., Inc., Apar Industries Limited, Gandhar Oil Refinery (India) Ltd. amongst others.
Transformer Oil Market Report Summary
Transformer Oil Market
(2016 – 2023)
Calumet Speciality Products Partners, L.P. announced the acquisition of Biosynthetic Technologies, LLC.
North America, South America, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe
Nynas AB, Ergon, Inc., Calumet Speciality Products Partners, L.P., Clearco Products Co., Inc., Hydrodec Group Plc, Cargill, Incorporated, Engen Petroleum Limited, San Joaquin Refining Co., amongst others
Revenue forecast, market share analysis, and market dynamics
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1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
2.1 Scope of the Report
2.2 Market Definition
2.3 Study Assumptions
2.4 Study Deliverables
2.5 Research Phases
3. Market Overview
3.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast until 2023
3.3 Recent Trends and Developments
3.4 Government Policies & Regulations
3.5 Investment Opportunities
4. Market Dynamics
5. Supply Chain Analysis
6. Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
6.3 Threat of New Entrants
6.4 Threat of Substitute Product and Services
6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
7. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Overview, Market Size and Demand Forecast until 2023)
7.1 By Type
7.1.1 Mineral Oil-Based
188.8.131.52 Paraffin Based Transformer Oil
184.108.40.206 Naphtha Based Transformer Oil
7.1.2 Silicone Oil Based
7.1.3 Bio Based Transformer Oil
7.2 By Application
7.2.1 Distributed Transformer
7.2.2 Power Transformers
8. Regional Market Analysis (Overview, Market Size and Demand Forecast until 2023)
8.1 North America
8.1.1 United States
8.1.3 Rest of North America
8.2.2 United Kingdom
8.2.7 Rest of Europe
8.3 South America
8.3.3 Rest of South America
8.4.4 South Korea
8.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
8.5 Middle-East and Africa
8.5.1 Saudi Arabia
8.5.2 United Arab Emirates
8.5.3 South Africa
8.5.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa
9. Key Company Analysis (Overview, Products & Services, Financials**, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
9.1 Nynas AB
9.2 Ergon, Inc.
9.3 Calumet Speciality Products Partners, L.P.
9.4 Sinopec Corporation
9.5 Hydrodec Group Plc
9.6 Cargill, Incorporated
9.7 Engen Petroleum Limited
9.8 San Joaquin Refining Co., Inc.
9.9 Apar Industries Limited
9.10 Gandhar Oil Refinery (India) Ltd.
*List not Exhaustive
10. Competitive Landscape
10.1 Mergers and Acquisitions
10.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
10.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
11. Future of the Market
12.1 Contact Us
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