The rivalry between Subsea 7, Kongsberg Maritime, and Oceaneering International Inc., and Teledyne Gavia ehf characterizes the competitive landscape of the global unmanned underwater vehicles market, states a new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR). These companies primarily compete in terms of new product launches. Long-term contracts are also among favored strategies for business expansion among the leading players. Over the next few years, participants in this market are expected to focus on improving their product portfolios to strengthen their presence across the global market. Innovation and technological advancements of existing products are likely to be preferred among these players, reports the research study.
Increased Government Investments to Boost Global Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market
“The ongoing expansion in the oil and gas industry across the world is the main factor behind the significant growth of the global market for unmanned underwater vehicles,” says a TMR analyst. The increasing number of deep-water offshore activities for the production of oil and gas and the rise in offshore construction has fueled the uptake of unmanned underwater vehicles considerably. Apart from this, the market is also gaining substantially from the increasing threats on maritime security. The recent surge in the sea-based terrorism and illegal activities has compelled various government and private organizations to include unmanned underwater vehicles in their security systems. As the governments across the world are investing heavily in the production of advanced vehicles, this market is projected to continue witnessing high growth over the forthcoming years.
According to TMR, the global market for unmanned underwater vehicles is expected to reach a value of US$2.4 bn by 2017. Analysts estimate the opportunity in this market to rise further at a CAGR of 11.80% between 2017 and 2022 and increase to US$4.26 bn by the end of the forecast period. All these figures point towards a thriving future of this market. However, the complexities in operation, and the decline in the military budgets in many countries, including the U.S., may limit the growth of this market over the next few years. Nonetheless, the advent of hybrid remotely operated unmanned underwater vehicles will normalize the impact of these restraints in the years to come, leading to a tremendous growth of this market in the near future, states the research report.
Increase in Oil and Gas Exploration Activities to Boost North America Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market
The report present a comprehensive regional analysis of the worldwide market for unmanned underwater vehicles. As per the study, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Latin America, and Japan are the key regional segments of the global market. Of these, North America has surfaced as the market leader and is anticipated to remain dominant over the period of the forecast. The early adoption of technology and the increase in oil and gas drilling activities are likely to boost the North America market for unmanned underwater vehicles, impelling it to rise as a healthy CAGR of 11.40% during the forecast period, notes the study.
The review is based on a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), titled “Global Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market (Product - AUV Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and ROV Unmanned Underwater Vehicles; Propulsion System - Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems, and Hybrid Systems; Application - Commercial Exploration, Defense, and Scientific Research) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2022.”