GVR Report cover Steam Turbine Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Steam Turbine Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Capacity (<150 MW, 151 - 300 MW, >300 MW), By End-use (Power & Utility, Industrial), By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, CSA, MEA), And Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date: Feb 2022
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-207-5
  • Number of Pages: 73
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2019 - 2020

Report Overview

The global steam turbine market size was valued at USD 16.0 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.3% from 2022 to 2030. An increased number of power plants are likely to be commissioned to compensate for the energy deficit and this is expected to propel the demand for steam turbines in the coming years. The U.S. emerged as the largest market for steam turbines in North America in 2021. An increase in the number of combined-cycle natural gas plants in the country as they are reliable sources of energy is one of the prominent reasons for the rising demand for steam turbines in the U.S.

U.S. steam turbine market size, by end-use, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Policymakers in the country are focusing on developing sustainable energy generation plants. This is anticipated to surge the number of steam turbine installations in the U.S. in the coming years. The increasing focus of the Government of the U.S. on establishing energy-efficient and clean power generation plants is also contributing to the surge in the number of CHP installations in the country. Rising demand for combined heat and power across North America is expected to drive the market in the region over the forecast period. Policymakers in the U.K. are focusing on reducing carbon emissions and carrying out energy-efficient power generation. This has resulted in the formulation and stringent implementation of various environmental and emission norms in the country. Steam turbines are employed in industrial applications for use in CHP units.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered the growth of the market for steam turbines globally owing to the unavailability of steam turbine parts that delay their production and cause logistic issues. This further results in delays in ongoing steam turbine installation projects. A reduction in new orders for turbine installations is being witnessed owing to the diversion of funds by steam turbine buyers to sustain the COVID-19 crisis. Steam turbine manufacturers have taken subsequent steps to provide turbines to end-users with ongoing projects. Vendors are opting for digital tools and are following social distancing norms and using PPE to carry out new power plant installations.

End-use Insights 

In terms of revenue, the power and utility segment led the steam turbine market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 85.3% in 2021. This segment is expected to maintain its dominance in the market over the forecast period as well. Steam turbines have been traditionally employed in electrical power generation applications. Steam turbine units can be paired with any combustion fuel, however; coal has been the preferred fuel from the past. Increasing environmental concerns have restricted the usage of coal-fired power plants and clean energy sources such as natural gas. Moreover, the usage of renewable energy resources has become the need of the hour.

The growth of the industrial segment of the market can be attributed to the increased industrial activities across the world. Steam turbines are employed in industrial applications in the form of CHP units. These units offer better efficiency than single units and produce outputs in multiple ways. In addition, frequent load limits and power outages have contributed to the increasing demand for steam turbines in in-house power plants in the industrial sector. 

Capacity Insights 

In terms of revenue, the more than 300 MW segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 63.5% in 2021. Up to 150 MW capacity steam turbines are expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period on account of increasing demand for industrial CHP units. CHP units are getting popular across various process industries on account of their superior efficiencies than single units. CHP also serves as a source of direct power, electricity, and heat, and it has observed a surge in demand in the recent past.

Global steam turbine market share, by capacity, 2021 (%)

Due to the high demand for small steam turbines in small- and mid-sized Combined Cycle Power Plants (CCPP), Combined Heat and Power (CHP), petrochemicals, biomass, and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) solutions, the segment is expected to have the highest growth over the forecast period. In addition, vendors manufacturing steam turbines are more focused on the small steam turbines category due to high demand from steel, cement, chemical, and other industries. The demand for large capacity steam turbines is expected to see a decline due to the transition to renewable and clean energy technologies from coal-based power technologies in countries across the globe. However, increasing demand for uninterrupted power supply from developing countries such as China and India is expected to add to the market value of large capacity steam turbines over the forecast period. 

Regional Insights

Steam turbines are widely used for CHP applications in the U.S. Unlike gas turbines and reciprocating engine CHP systems wherein heat is a byproduct of the power generation process, steam turbine-based generators normally generate electricity as a byproduct of heat (steam) generation. Steam turbines use separate heat sources and as such, fuel is not converted to electric energy by them. The energy is transferred from boilers to turbines through high-pressure steam that powers turbines and generators. Steam turbines are also widely used for CHP applications in Europe. Extraction-condensing type steam turbines are used in large industrial CHP applications. These turbines are deployed in combined-cycle plants wherein they extract a portion of the steam for the process.

There are a large number of Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Europe using combined-cycle power plants, which operate on natural gas to provide power to electric grids and steam to one or more industrial customers. In Russia, the demand for power and heat is rapidly increasing in the country, thereby pushing the limits of current production throughout the country. Moreover, high-energy industrial users in the country take into account the value of onsite power generation and self-generation in wake of rising electricity prices and concerns related to the uninterrupted and secure power supply.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Ongoing globalization is the key to market competition with international trade forming an important aspect of sustainable growth. Most of the players have established joint ventures with several customers and suppliers in various countries globally that help increase their market shares, decrease their costs, and enable them to gain access to new markets. Well-known industry players across the market are mainly focusing on various key premeditated assets that include product customization, development of innovative product range, and inorganic growth ventures as part of their plan. Additionally, for updates and maintenance, market players are also providing services to gain competitive benefits over other market players. Some of the prominent players in the steam turbine market include:

  • General Electric

  • Mitsubishi Power Ltd.

  • Siemens Energy

  • Toshiba Corporation

  • Doosan Škoda Power

  • Ansaldo Energia S.p.A

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited,

  • MAN Energy Solutions

  • Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

  • Harbin Electric Corporation

Steam Turbine Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD  16.3 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 19.5 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 2.3% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2019 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Volume in MW, revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Capacity, end-use, region

Regional Scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central and South America; Middle East and Africa

Country scope

U.S.; U.K.; Russia; China; India

Key companies profiled

General Electric; Mitsubishi Power Ltd.; Siemens Energy; Toshiba Corporation; Ansaldo Energia S.p.A; Doosan Škoda Power; Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited; MAN Energy Solutions; Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.; Harbin Electric Corporation

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2019 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global steam turbine market report on the basis of capacity, end use, region:

  • Capacity Outlook (Volume, MW; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)

    • Up to 150 MW

    • 151 to 300 MW

    • More than 300 MW

  • End-use Outlook (Volume, MW; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)

    • Power & Utility

    • Industrial

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, MW; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central and South America

    • Middle East and Africa

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