Frost & Sullivan Research Service   Published: 31 Dec 2009
The High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market in South Africa
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This Frost & Sullivan research service titled The High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market in South Africa provides a technology and product trend analysis, an in-depth market analysis and detailed lists of key infrastructure projects planned till 2020. It also provides industry challenges, transmission grid efficiency and reliability analysis, market success factors, product trends and growth opportunities. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: environment (overhead versus underground), material used (aluminium, copper, type of insulation), capacity requirements (kV rating) and end user – Eskom and municipalities.

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Market Overview

Large Infrastructure Programmes by Eskom Power the South African High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market

South Africa’s Eskom is on a massive infrastructure development drive to stimulate the country’s economy, giving hope to the beleaguered local high voltage cables and conductors market. The $1.532-billion power plant integration and grid strengthening programmes offer a plethora of opportunities to cable manufacturers, as these plants need to be connected to the main transmission grid infrastructure. Many African countries including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mauritius and Ethiopia are embarking on new generation infrastructure, which have to be integrated into the existing ones. Local cable manufacturers will be keen to have a share of this pie. They will also feel buoyed by the average age of equipment in the transmission network. The government will be looking to maintain the integrity of the network by regularly replacing the existing networks, most of which are 31 years old and some, more than 50 years.

Despite such active support from Eskom, local cable and conductor manufacturers are feeling the heat of the competition from cheap imports manufactured in Brazil, China, India and Zambia and are struggling to maintain their market positions. They also have to deal with decreasing tariffs and free trade agreements (FTAs), and these market dampeners are compelling them to find novel ways to hold on to their market shares. However, their major challenges are the funding uncertainty for key end users and working capital constraints, which place added pressure on production processes and product pricing. “Uncertainty regarding demand forecasting and illiquidity in working capital can have considerable impact on local manufacturers that hold large quantities of stock in raw materials to meet customer demand,” says the analyst of this research service. “Eskom’s inability to raise adequate capital to fund their development programmes has led to festering apprehensions about future contracts.” Manufacturers have reacted to the uncertainty by imposing tighter controls over operations by reducing headcount, mothballing production facilities and investing in increasingly advanced production tolls to boost efficiency.

Apart from improving production efficiencies, cable manufacturers also have to focus on providing extensive, value-added and radical business services to key end users to stay afloat in the market. “They will not be able to compete on price or volume due to foreign manufacturers’ subsidies and manufacturing capabilities,” notes the analyst. “Developing and maintaining working relationships with end users after product delivery can help ensure that they maintain market share over the next five years.”

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

  • Environment (overhead versus underground)
  • Material used (aluminium, copper, type of insulation)
  • Capacity requirements (kV rating)
  • End user – Eskom and municipalities

Technologies

The following technologies are covered in this research:

  • Cables
  • Conductors
  • AC, DC, super tension, super conductor
  • ACSR, AAAC, XLPE, oil filled

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  Table Of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Aim & Objectives for the Study Slide

3. Research Methodology

4. Market Definition & Segmentation

5. Technology & Product Trend Analysis

6. The South African High Voltage Grid

7. Industry Challenges

8. Market Analysis

9. Key South African Market Dynamics

10. Market Success Factors & Growth Opportunities

11. Value Chain Analysis

12. Competitive Analysis

13. Strategic Recommendations

14. About Frost & Sullivan



   List of Figures & Charts
 

List of Figures

  1. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: DC and AC Comparison (South Africa), 2009
  2. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Impact of Industry Challenges (South Africa), 2009-2015
  3. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact  (South Africa), 2009-2015
  4. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact  (South Africa), 2009-2015
  5. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Market Engineering Measurements  (South Africa), 2008
  6. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Revenue Forecasts (South Africa), 2008-2015
  7. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: CBi electric african cables Key Company Facts  (South Africa), 2009
  8. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: CBi electric Capacity Utilisation Comparison  (South Africa), 2008-2009
  9. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: M-Tec Company Facts (South Africa), 2009
  10. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: M-Tec Company Facts (South Africa), 2008

List of Charts

  1. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Percentage Market Share (South Africa), 2009
  2. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Ansoff Diagram (South Africa), 2009
  3. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Cable Manufacturing Process Stages (South Africa), 2009
  4. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Cable Manufacturing Materials (South Africa), 2009
  5. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Average Project Cost Breakdown for Overhead Conductor (South Africa), 2009
  6. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Average Project Cost Breakdown for Underground Cables (South Africa), 2009
  7. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Developmental Impact Factors (South Africa), 2009
  8. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Transmission Grid  (South Africa), 2009
  9. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: System Average Interruptions (South Africa), 2007-2009
  10. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Frequency of Power Outages (South Africa), 2007-2009
  11. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Key Market Challenges (South Africa), 2009-2015
  12. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Eskom Planned Capital Expenditure (South Africa), 2008-2013
  13. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Planned Increase in Transmission Capability (South Africa), 2007-2018
  14. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Market Drivers and Restraints (South Africa), 2009-2015
  15. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Opportunities & Threat Analysis (South Africa), 2009
  16. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Raw Material Price Fluctuations (South Africa), September 2008 - March 2009
  17. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Percentage of Total Spend on Transmission System Upgrade by Region (South Africa), 2009
  18. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Ishikawa Diagram for Cable Manufacturing  (South Africa), 2009
  19. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Supply Chain Analysis for Cable Manufacturers  (South Africa), 2009
  20. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Cable Manufacturers Key Suppliers (South Africa), 2009
  21. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Top 10 Manufacturers Percentage Market share (Global), 2008
  22. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Demand by Geographic share (Global), 2008
  23. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Demand by Product Type share (Global), 2008
  24. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Percentage Market share (South Africa), 2009
  25. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: CBi electric Revenue versus Operating Profit  (South Africa), 2005-2009
  26. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Aberdare Turnover Comparison (South Africa), 2005-2009
  27. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Aberdare Turnover Comparison (South Africa), 2006-2009
  28. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: CBi electric - Energy Cables Market Mix as a percent of Revenue (South Africa), 2009High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Aberdare Energy Cables Market Mix as a percent of  Revenue (South Africa), 2009
  29. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: M-Tec Growth (South Africa), 2000-2008
  30. High Voltage Cable and Overhead Conductor Market: Ansoff Diagram (South Africa), 2009
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