Marine VFD Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Marine VFD Market Research Report: Information by Type (AC Drive and DC Drive), by Voltage [Low Voltage (Up to 1 kV) and Medium Voltage (Above 1 kV)], by Application (Pump, Fan, Compressor, Propulsion/Thruster and Crane & Hoist) and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa and South America) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/E&P/6464-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 111 pages

Marine VFD Market Scenario


Marine VFD Market size is expected to reach USD 1.05 Billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 6.50% from 2019 to 2024.


Marine variable frequency drive (VFD) is a cost-effective electrical device that is used to regulate the speed and torque of an VFD electric motor. It is used in a variety of marine applications such as pumps, fans, compressors, propulsion, cranes, and hoists. There are two types of marine VFD’s– AC drive and DC drive. The VFD in the ships help the electric motors run accurately and helps in the efficient use of fuel with less maintenance. The major advantages of marine VFD include energy saving associated with speed control, improved efficiency of motor-driven equipment and provides benefits of network communications with ease of installation. These VFD’s can be used for medium voltage and low voltage applications.  


The rise in the demand for energy efficiency and growth in the shipbuilding industry, which will increase the installation of VFD’s in marine sector. Moreover, key market players, such as ABB (Switzerland) and General Electric (US), are signing contracts and agreements to provide marine propulsion solutions for ships, across the globe. These solutions include VFD along with propulsion motors and distribution transformers. New government regulations in the marine sector are increasing the need for more energy efficient operations with reduced carbon footprint, thereby, accelerating the adoption of VFD. Furthermore, the increase in seaborne trade has led to an increase in the demand for ships used to transport manufactured goods worldwide. For instance, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in 2017, international seaborne trade increased by 4% due to the growth in world economy. Furthermore, in 2016, as per UNCTAD, the import demand in China and South Korea have resulted 260 million tons of cargo, which has supported the growth of seaborne trade in the region. Similarly, according to the Government of India, India and Vietnam would increase their two-way trade to USD 15 billion by 2020 from USD 14 billion. These initiatives would drive the marine VFD industry in Asia-Pacific. However, cost intensive nature of marine VFD can pose a restraint to the marine VFD market.


Global marine VFD market has been segmented based on type, voltage, and application. On the basis of type, the global market is divided into AC drive and DC drive. The AC drive segment is expected to hold the largest share during the forecast period due to the various advantages of AC drive such as energy savings, increased life of rotating components, and reduction of noise and vibration level. On the basis of voltage, the global marine VFD market has been divided into low voltage and medium voltage. The medium voltage segment is expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period. On the basis of application, the global market is further segmented into pump, fan, compressor, propulsion/thruster, and crane & hoist. The pump segment is expected to hold the maximum share of the market during the forecast period.    


The global marine VFD market is expected to grow at 6.50% CAGR during the forecast period.


Key Players


The key players operating in the global marine VFD market are ABB (Switzerland), Siemens (Germany), Rockwell Automation (US), Danfoss (Denmark), CG Power (India), WEG (Brazil), Mitsubishi Electric (Japan), Eaton (Ireland), Invertek Drives (UK), General Electric (US), Yaskawa (Japan), and Parker Hannifin (US).


Market Segmentation  Marine VFD Market


On the basis of region, the global marine VFD market is branched as Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and South America. Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period, owing to the presence of a large number of shipbuilding companies in China, Japan, and South Korea. China is expected to account for the largest share of the regional market and is taking measures to reduce carbon emission and save energy by installing fuel efficient marine electric propulsion systems in its ships. China is also considered an export-oriented economy and the global market has witnessed significant growth in the demand for electricity, mainly driven by industrialization and infrastructure development. These factors are expected to drive the demand for marine VFD in Asia-Pacific.    


Intended Audience


The intended audience of global marine VFD market are:



  • Marine VFD manufacturers and distributors

  • Power generation companies

  • Environmental research institutes

  • Manufacturing industry

  • Government and research organizations

  • Consulting companies in the power industry

  • Investors and shareholders



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2024: USD 1.05 Billion
  CAGR   6.50% CAGR(2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units    Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type , by Voltage and Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   ABB (Switzerland), Siemens (Germany), Rockwell Automation (US), Danfoss (Denmark), CG Power (India), WEG (Brazil), Mitsubishi Electric (Japan), Eaton (Ireland), Invertek Drives (UK), General Electric (US), Yaskawa (Japan), and Parker Hannifin (US).
  Key Market Opportunities

  • The rise in the demand for energy efficiency
  • Growth in the shipbuilding industry
  •   Key Market Drivers   Increase in Demand for electricity due by industrialization and infrastructure development


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The worldwide market of marine VFD can thrive at 6.50% CAGR between 2019 and 2024.

    The marine VFD market can value at USD 1.05 Bn by 2024.

    ABB (Switzerland), Rockwell Automation (US), Siemens (Germany), CG Power (India), and Danfoss (Denmark) are some reputed names in the marine VFD market.

    The rapid expansion of the shipbuilding industry can expedite the marine VFD market growth.

    The presence of numerous shipping companies in APAC can bolster the regional market expansion.