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Conventional Overhead Conductor Market Size – By Product (ACSR, AAAC, ACAR, AACSR, AAC), Voltage (132 kV to 220 kV, 221 kV to 660 kV, >660 kV), Application (High Tension, Extra High Tension, Ultra High Tension) & Global Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6613
  • Published Date: Sep 2023
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Conventional Overhead Conductor Industry Analysis

Conventional Overhead Conductor Market size was valued at USD 399.4 million in 2022 and is set to grow at over 4.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the refurbishment and replacement of aging grid infrastructure with new transmission lines. The installation of high-tension lines over longer distances is on the rise, further boosting the industry trend.

Conventional Overhead Conductor Market

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In addition, the growing emphasis on deploying high-strength transmission lines is driven by concerns surrounding the transformation of aging energy infrastructure into a more secure, clean, and dependable energy resource. This concerted effort to modernize and fortify the energy grid is set to greatly benefit the industry in the foreseeable future.


Continuing initiatives focused on modernizing the power grid, encompassing grid energy storage, research and development in smart grid technologies, and the integration of advanced solutions, are shaping a competitive industrial landscape. In addition, a notable shift toward the integration of information technology throughout the electricity sector is poised to support the implementation of smart grid infrastructure, thus enhancing the overall conventional overhead conductors market size.

Elevated concerns pertaining to energy security and grid stability, coupled with escalating investments aimed at establishing sustainable electrical networks in response to surging electricity demand, are set to strengthen the industry's prospects. In addition, the exponential surge in energy demand, driven by a thriving industrial sector, particularly in developing nations, will further propel the expansion of high-voltage grid networks.

The conventional overhead conductors are expected to maintain their dominance due to their product attributes such as high current carrying capacity, sag resistance, and surface treatments utilizing materials like aluminum and steel. These characteristics enable the efficient transmission of electricity over long distances with minimal energy losses. Furthermore, the capacity of these products to reliably deliver electricity while also providing faster service and reducing the frequency of power outages is poised to drive their widespread adoption.

COVID- 19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had notable repercussions on the conventional overhead conductor market. Disruptions in the supply chain and manufacturing processes were observed during the commencement of the pandemic that led to delays in project timelines and increased lead times for components, affecting the overall production of overhead conductors.

In addition, restrictions on workforce mobility and on-site operations slowed down installation and maintenance activities. However, as the pandemic unfolded, the demand for reliable electricity supply remained steadfast. Governments and utility companies recognized the importance of maintaining and upgrading critical electrical infrastructure, including overhead conductors, to ensure grid stability during the crisis.

Conventional Overhead Conductor Market Trends

The rapid growth in the expansion of smart grid infrastructure, coupled with the increasing retrofitting of aging transmission networks, is poised to drive higher adoption of conventional overhead conductors. Their appeal is bolstered by characteristics such as superior tensile strength, improved sag resistance, and cost-effective design, which will, in turn, contribute to the widespread deployment of these products for long-span transmission lines.

The continual expansion of long-distance transmission lines and the adoption of superconducting cables in response to the growing need for enhanced transmission networks will be key drivers for increased conventional overhead conductor market demand. The ongoing efforts to modernize grid infrastructure through the implementation of advanced conductors and control technologies will further enhance the business prospects in this sector. The product showcases noteworthy corrosion resistance, particularly in coastal and heavily industrialized regions, leading to enhanced electrical conductivity. Additionally, it effectively minimizes wind-induced movements and vibrations, thereby contributing positively to the overall business outlook.

Conventional Overhead Conductor Voltage Segmentation

Conventional Overhead Conductor Market, By Voltage, 2021 - 2032, (USD Million)

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> 220 kV to 660 kV voltage rating conventional overhead conductor market is expected to observe around 4.4% CAGR through 2032. A significant shift in the paradigm towards the revitalization and restructuring of conventional electricity infrastructure, spanning commercial, industrial, and utility sectors, in order to facilitate long-distance electrical transmission, is set to invigorate the business landscape. Furthermore, the integration of electricity generated from renewable sources into the national distribution grid, coupled with a drive to accelerate the modernization of existing transmission systems with high voltage capabilities, is expected to exert a notable influence on the business environment.

The growing reliance of major industries, such as power generation and manufacturing, has significantly contributed to the market's expansion. The heavy metal and mining sectors, aligning with the rapid growth of wind energy sources, are expected to further propel a positive business landscape.

In addition, the conventional overhead conductor market outlook is expected to receive a boost from the adoption of advanced distributed generation technologies, owing to the rapid integration of renewable energy sources. Moreover, the increasing concern regarding the management and control of intermittent power outages resulting from the widespread utilization of solar power in both developed and developing nations will further drive the industry demand.

Conventional Overhead Conductor Application Segmentation

India Conventional Overhead Conductor Market Share, By Application, 2022

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The ultra-high tension conventional overhead conductor market will record more than 5.4% CAGR till 2032. The increasing focus on integrating comprehensive frequency distribution networks, coupled with rising concerns regarding energy efficiency, is expected to invigorate the demand for high-tension overhead lines. The installation of these products in landlocked regions, combined with the ready availability of cost-effective conductors, will contribute to a favorable business environment.

Investments directed toward the establishment of wind farms and solar power plants, coupled with a growing demand for sustainable energy solutions, are poised to drive the extra high-tension conductor industry. In addition, the swift deployment of these products, driven by the increasing electricity demand in developing nations and optimistic policy interventions promoting their use in cross-border transmission connections, will foster the widespread acceptance of this technology.

Furthermore, the industry is expected to benefit from the swift pace of urbanization and the uptick in construction activities in developed economies. Additionally, the growing demand for secure and dependable long-distance electricity supply will further enhance the industry's prospects.

Conventional Overhead Conductor Region Analysis

China Conventional Overhead Conductor Market, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

The Asia Pacific conventional overhead conductor market is poised to register over 5.3% during the forecast period, due to the increasing concern for uninterrupted power supply, rising electricity demand, and grid connectivity in remote areas within developing economies. In addition, the positive stimulation of the industry is expected to be driven by evolving power consumption patterns and escalating investments aimed at expanding existing power capacity.

Rising intra-regional agreements & contracts concerning power surplus & deficit countries to fulfill the rising demand for electricity across the land-locked nation across region will favor the industry growth. Construction, modernization & refurbishment of existing electricity transmission network along with expansion of smart grid infrastructure will further complement the industry scenario.

A significant shift in focus towards rebuilding and upgrading existing transmission lines, combined with a growing emphasis on the adoption of smart grid technologies to achieve energy-efficient solutions, is set to drive increased product deployment across the developed region including North America & Europe. In addition, these region has witnessed a notable increase in demand for sustainable power solutions due to growing concerns about green carbon emissions and the pursuit of energy-efficient alternatives. Moreover, stringent government mandates and the growing number of transmission projects will further enhance the industry's prospects in the region.

Conventional Overhead Conductor Industry Leaders

Prominent industries operative in the conventional overhead conductor market includes Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., ZTT, Lamifil, APAR, Nexans, Neccon, CTC Global Corporation, LUMPI-BERNDORF Draht- und Seilwerk GmbH, 3M, Gupta Power, ZMS Cable, Midal Cable, Hindustan Urban Infrastructure Limited, alfanar Group, Prysmian Group, CABCON INDIA LIMITED, Sterlite Power, Tropical Cable & Conductor Ltd. (TCCL), Gulf Cable and Electrical Industries Co, KEI Industries Limited, Riyadh Cables, LS Cable & System Ltd., Energya Cables Saudi Arabia, Southwire Company, LLC., SWCC SHOWA HOLDING Co., Ltd., Special Cables Pvt, Ltd, Elsewedy Electric, Alcon Marepha, Galaxy Transmissions Pvt. Ltd., Kelani cables PLC, Bekaert, Tratos, CMI Limited, Eland Cables.

Prominent manufacturers in the conventional overhead conductor market are directing their efforts towards transmission projects and making strategic investments to gain a competitive advantage. The introduction of advanced technologies and technological components by these leading companies has contributed to the favorable business dynamics.

Conventional Overhead Conductor Industry News

  • In April 2021, Lamifil announced to deliver TASCR Curlew conductor for Northland and Auckland Grid. The product is expected to be installed across the Otahuhu–Whakamaru 220kV transmission lines which will replace existing conductors. The project required minimal tower strengthening and installation and will cover installation of a total length of 43 kms. This project will enable the company to further increase its market presence across the overhead conductor industry.
  • In June 2021, Elsewedy completed the acquisitions of Validus Engineering and 95% of PT CG Power Indonesia. Validus Engineering is a power transformer manufacturer based out of Pakistan whereas PT CG Power Indonesia is a power transformer provider across Indonesia. The acquisitions strengthen Elsewedy’s presence across the Asia Pacific market, thereby augmenting its global market share.

This conventional overhead conductor market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of ‘km’ & ‘USD Million’ from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product

  • ACSR
  • AAAC
  • ACAR
  • AAC

Market, By Voltage

  • 132 kV to 220 kV
  • > 220 kV to 660 kV
  • > 660 kV

Market, By Application

  • High Tension
  • Extra High Tension
  • Ultra High Tension

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • UK
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Russia
  • Spain

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Australia
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia

Middle East & Africa

  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • South Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Peru
  • Argentina
  • Chile


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Shashank Sisodia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of conventional overhead conductor exceeded USD 399.4 million in 2022 and is set to witness over 4.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the rising refurbishment and replacement of aging grid infrastructure with new transmission lines.

Ultra-high tension conventional overhead conductor segment is expected to observe over 5.4% CAGR during 2023to 2032, propelled by the increasing focus on integrating comprehensive frequency distribution networks.

Asia Pacific market size is poised to record over 5.3% CAGR through 2032, owing to the surging concerns for uninterrupted power supply, rising electricity demand, and grid connectivity in remote areas.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., ZTT, Lamifil, APAR, Nexans, Neccon, CTC Global Corporation, LUMPI-BERNDORF Draht- und Seilwerk GmbH, 3M, Gupta Power, ZMS Cable, Midal Cable, and Hindustan Urban Infrastructure Limited are some major conventional overhead conductor firms.

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