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Flue-Gas Desulfurization Market Segmentation by Product Type (Dry & Semi Dry Systems, and Wet Systems); by Installation Type (Brownfield, and Greenfield); by Application Type (Replacements, and New Systems); by End User Industries (Iron & Steel, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Power Plants, Waste Incineration, and Others) - Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2030

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  • May 14, 2020: ANDRITZ group received an order from National Thermal Plant Corporation (NTPC), India for supplying critical components and technology for wet limestone flue-gas desulfurization (FGD). These systems are cost effective and are mostly used in power stations to convert sulphur dioxide (SO2) into gypsum.
  • January 27, 2021: S.A. HAMON announced that its sea water FGD system which was deployed in one of the biggest thermal power plants in Indonesia, Tanjung Jati B 5 & 6 power plants, has entered the commissioning phase. The FGD system was designed to handle wet flue-gas of 3,300,000 Nm3/h per unit.

Flue-Gas Desulfurization Market Highlights 2022-2030

The global flue-gas desulfurization market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of ~6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-2030. The market is anticipated to grow on account of the strict government regulations in order to control air pollution along with the rapid growth in the industrial sector. Further, the installation of air quality control equipment in plants of various sulphur dioxide emitting industries is fostering the market growth. The growing advancements in the features of flue-gas desulfurization systems in order to increase efficiency are estimated to generate huge demand for the product. In addition, the rising demand for FGDs from coal fired power plants on the back of presence of high sulphur content in the power plants resulting into the emission of major sulphur pollutants is accelerating the growth of the market. Moreover, increasing number of coal powered plants and the rising generation of electricity from coal are some of the additional factors anticipated to drive the market growth during the forecast period. According to the statistics by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity generation from fossil fuels grew from 13620.69 Billion kWh in 2010 to 16148.37 Billion kWh in 2018.

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The market is segmented by product type into dry & semi dry flue-gas desulfurization system and wet flue-gas desulfurization system, out of which, the wet flue-gas desulfurization system segment is estimated to account for the major share in the market throughout the forecast period on the back of its high efficiency in removing sulphur dioxide and growing demand for wet flue-gas desulfurization systems from coal fired power plants. Moreover, growing demand for gypsum, which is a by-product of wet flue-gas desulfurization systems, from the cement and fertilizer industries, is also anticipated to drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT 

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth


In 2018, the world’s total energy supply was 14282 Mtoe, wherein the highest share in terms of source was captured by oil, accounting for 31.6%, followed by coal (26.9%), natural gas (22.8%), biofuels and waste (9.3%), nuclear (4.9%), hydro (2.5%), and other (2.0%). Where there was an increase in energy demand in 2018, the year 2019 witnessed slow growth as the energy efficiency improved owing to decline in the demand for cooling and heating. However, in 2020, the electricity demand decreased by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2020 due to the outbreak of Coronavirus resulting in government imposed shutdowns in order to limit the spread of the virus, which was further followed by shutdown of numerous business operations impacting their growth. This also resulted in decline of 5.8% in the worldwide CO2 emissions which was recorded to be five times larger than the one recorded during the global financial crisis in 2009. However, in 2021, the demand for oil, gas and coal is estimated to witness growth, which is further projected to create opportunities for market growth. Moreover, rising environment degradation and awareness related to climate change is motivating many key players to employ sustainable energy strategies and invest significantly in environment-friendly power generation technologies with an aim to promote sustainable development among various nations around the world. Such factors are anticipated to promote the growth of the market in upcoming years.

Global Flue-Gas Desulfurization Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global flue-gas desulfurization market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness the largest market share over the forecast period on the back of presence of numerous coal-fired power plants in the region, along with the rising pollution levels from industries, and the rapid growth in industrial sectors in emerging countries, such as India and China. Further, stringent emission standards and rising investments for the expansion of coal-fired generation power plants are anticipated to propel the growth of the market. Alternatively, the market in the North America region is estimated to witness notable growth rate during the forecast period primarily owing to the rising demand for electricity in the region and for the need to regulate the emissions from the existing coal-fired power plants. According to the statistics by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), net generation of electricity from coal in the United States in the year 2020 was recorded to 773,805 Thousand Megawatthours.

The global flue-gas desulfurization market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global flue-gas desulfurization market includes the following segments:

By Product Type

  • Dry & Semi Dry Systems
  • Wet Systems

By Installation Type

  • Brownfield
  • Greenfield

By Application Type

  • Replacements
  • New Systems

By End User Industries

  • Iron & Steel
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemicals
  • Power Plants
  • Waste Incineration
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Need to Curb SOx Emissions
  • Increasing Number of Fossil Fuel Fired Power Plants in Several Developing Nations


  • Increasing De-Commissioning of Coal Power Plants in Developed Nations
  • High Cost of FGD Systems

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • ANDRITZ Group
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • S.A. HAMON
  • Chiyoda Corporation
  • KC Cottrell
  • Macrotek Inc.
  • Ducon Environmental Systems
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Valmet Corporation
  • IDE Technologies
  • Thermax Limited


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