Marine Dynamic Positioning System Market Research, 2030
The global marine dynamic positioning system market was valued at $5.6 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $17.6 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 12.54% from 2021 to 2030.
Dynamic positioning system is a computer operated system, installed in ships to control the position of vessel in water body. The main components of a dynamic positioning system include thruster system, control system, and power system. The positioning system comprises of a GPS, which monitors the position of vessel. As vessel moves off the intended position, the DP computer starts to calculate the required thrust to apply to maintain the position of vessel. Moreover, a dynamic positioning system keeps the vessel at a fix position and replaces the need of utilizing anchors in the vessel.
Increase in seaborne trade across the globe, rise in number of dynamic position ships, such as survey & research vessels, advancements in offshore drilling technology, and greater deployment of offshore patrol vessels propel the growth of global marine dynamic positioning system market. However, complexity associated with the system and high maintenance costs are factors that restrain the growth of the market. Furthermore, technological advancements, increase in development of autonomous ships, and introduction of laser-based dynamic positioning systems are factors expected to offer growth opportunities during the forecast period.
The marine dynamic positioning system market is segmented on the basis of subsystem, equipment class, application, sales channel, and region. On the basis of subsystem, it is classified into control system, power system, and thruster system. On the basis of equipment class, the market is categorized into class 1, class 2, and class 3. By application, it is fragmented into naval vessels, offshore vessels, and others. On the basis of sales channel, the market is classified into original equipment manufacturer and retrofit. By region, the report is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Some leading companies profiled in the marine dynamic positioning system market report include ABB Ltd., AB Volvo, General Electric Company, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., Marine Technologies, LLC, Navis Engineering Oy, Praxis Automation Technology B.V., Reygar Ltd., and Wartsila Corporation.
Increase in Global Seaborne Trade
Sea-based trade is considered as a preferable mode of transportation for goods between countries. About 90% of global trade is carried by sea. However, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the sea trade activities in 2020, but as the vaccine rolled out in 2021, the trade activities started to rise up and many countries opened their shores for sea trade. In addition, e-commerce activities also increased during the pandemic period, contributing to the growth of sea trade activities between countries. The rise in the seaborne trade results in increase in demand for large capacity carrying ships or container ships equipped with latest technologies, which is turn is expected to create demand for dynamic positioning system. Henceforth, increase in seaborne trade across the globe is a factor that is expected to drive the growth of the marine dynamic positioning system industry.
Increase in Number of Dynamic Position Ships such as Survey & Research Vessels
Presently, climate change is a global challenge that is being faced by countries across the globe. Scientists are utilizing research vessels to study the effects of climate change. For instance, a project, “Multidisciplinary drifting observatory for the study of arctic climate (MOSAiC)” was initiated in 2019, under which scientists study the arctic system and how it responds to climate change. Moreover, a research vessel equipped with dynamic positioning system can keep track of wind & waves and adjust its path accordingly without sacrificing its main objective.
Advancements in Offshore Drilling Technology
Offshore oil & gas production has led to development of advanced vessels equipped with latest technologies, such as dynamic positioning system. Moreover, during deepwater drilling, drilling vessels are held in place by two methods, such as anchoring or dynamic positioning system. At greater depths, dynamic positioning system equipped in drilling ships aids to maintain the position of the vessel without using anchors, making the drilling operation successful. Advancements in offshore drilling technology is anticipated to contribute to the growth of the marine dynamic positioning system industry during the forecast period.
Key Benefits For Stakeholders
- This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the marine dynamic positioning system market analysis from 2020 to 2030 to identify the prevailing marine dynamic positioning system market opportunities.
- The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
- In-depth analysis of the marine dynamic positioning system market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
- Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
- Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
- The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global marine dynamic positioning system market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.
Marine Dynamic Positioning System Market Report Highlights
By Equipment Class
By Sales Channel
Key Market Players
General Electric Company, AB Volvo, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Praxis Automation Technology B.V., L3Harris Technologies, Inc., ABB Ltd, Reygar Ltd, Navis Engineering Oy, Wärtsilä Corporation, Marine Technologies, LLC
Guidance Marine, JRC, Master Boat Builders Inc., RH Marine, Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc
Growth of the marine dynamic positioning system market is propelled by factors, such as development of advanced dynamic positioning system, including laser-based DP system and development of autonomous vessel. There has been increase in focus on automation of vessels to reduce emissions. For instance, in 2021, Svitzer, in a partnership with Kongsberg Maritime developed RECOTUG, which is fully remote-controlled tugboat. Rise in demand for marine dynamic positioning system from emerging economies, such as Asia-Pacific coupled with increase in seaborne trade in Asia-Pacific is expected to supplement the market growth. Collaborations and acquisitions are expected to enable the leading players to enhance their product portfolios and expand into different regions.
Several developments have been carried out by key players operating in the marine dynamic positioning system market. In December 2021, Wartsila introduced a new OPTI-DP engagement tool that is built using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling, to enable accurate and speedy configuration of thrusters and other propulsion systems, to deliver optimal dynamic positioning solution. Moreover, Navis Engineering, in an agreement with Emerson developed a DP-controller as add-on to Marex 3D joystick control system to bring intelligent automatic control to any boat in July 2020.