ENG SVE

Drivers and trends

Drivers and trends in the underground infrastructure maintenance industry

Ageing sewerage systems
  • Poor state of the sewerage systems requiring significant maintenance and renovation
  • Ageing sewerage infrastructure

~40

Years old on average

Climate change
  • Increasing the load on the sewerage networks and requiring more maintenance and higher quality pipes
  • Temperature and rainfall increases set to strain sewerage systems

12%

increase in rainfall
Regulation
  • Existing regulations expected to drive higher investment
  • Regulations increase the frequency of maintenance intervals
  • Increasing standards and reporting requirements

1

Per month fat separators required to be emptied
Capacity needed
  • Urbanisation placing extra pressure on the outdated sewerage systems in urban areas, which increases maintenance need

13%

increase in ppl per km sewer
Outsourcing
  • Sizeable outsourced UIM market with only ~24% of the services currently insourced
  • No expected change in outsourcing degree in Nordic markets
  • Further outsourcing potential in Germany (e.g. municipalities)

~24%

of market insourced

ESG
  • Increasing trend for customers to weight ESG criteria
  • Reporting requirements also increasing

~30%

weighting in certain tenders