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District Heating Pipeline Network Market Size, By Pipe (Pre-insulated Steel [20 – 100 mm, 101 – 300 mm, ≥300 mm], Polymer [20 – 100 mm, 101 – 300 mm, ≥300 mm]), By Diameter (20 – 100 mm, 101 – 300 mm, ≥300 mm) By Application (Residential, Commercial [College/University, Office Buildings, Government/Military], Industrial [Chemical, Refinery, Paper]), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028

  • Report ID: GMI2404
  • Published Date: Mar 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

District Heating Pipeline Network Market size valued at over USD 475 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4.5% between 2022 and 2028. The ongoing efforts of policy makers to introduce several sustainable & innovative technologies that comply with energy standards will further boost the market growth.

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The global economy witnessed an outbreak of COVID-19 in the later part of 2019, forcing governments to impose lockdown protocols across their respective nations and subsequently subduing the growing demand for various products & services including district heating. However, the deployment for district heating pipeline network has not showcased any disruptions as the demand for overall heating from residential establishments grew substantially.

Low cost and the ability to withstand high temperatures will stimulate the growing demand for pre-insulated pipes

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Pre-insulated pipes segment in the district heating pipeline network market are anticipated to reach USD 340 billion by 2028. These pipes are also considered as conventional district heating pipes and are fused with polyurethane foams with outer HDPE material coverings that offer high insulation. Availability in a wide range of diameters ranging from 20 mm to 1,200 mm will favor their adoption. Furthermore, these units can easily cope with temperatures of over 120o C and are comparatively economical, thereby expanding the business landscape across the countries with high heating demands. In addition, ongoing investments toward building sustainable space heating infrastructure in commercial & residential establishments will further enhance the market expansion during the forecast timeframe.

Increasing investments in residential and commercial infrastructure development to positively sway the product demand

The district heating pipeline network market for 100 mm to 300 mm diameter segment is poised to observe a substantial rise in deployment attributed to the increasing investments in residential and commercial establishments coupled with the growing demand for effective space heating technologies across growing economies. Significant investments by manufacturers in developing innovative insulating materials to reduce heat losses will accelerate the industry growth. Ease of installation across the network owing to flexible composite materials have significantly enhanced product growth over the years. Additionally, the growing penetration of polymer-based piping systems on account of their flexibility and low heat-loss capability as compared to competitive counterparts to influence the industry expansion in the coming years.

Growing urban population coupled with ongoing refurbishments in the residential sector will spur technological expansion

Commercial application in the district heating pipeline network market is predicted to surpass USD 160 billion by 2028. Ongoing development of new SEZs, IT parks, and data centers will augment the business landscape. The introduction of several stringent building emission norms and growing investments toward the deployment of green building structure will propel the industry progression. Robust development of smart city infrastructure along with government financing schemes will positively sway the industry value.

The expanding urban population primarily across developing nations has transformed residential establishments as one of the leading segments across the global district heating pipeline network market over the last few years. Countries including Germany, Sweden and Denmark have registered an extensive growth in the residential DH pipeline network market in the last decade, primarily due to an increase in the acceptance of small district heating systems. Rapid urbanization along with favorable government-assisted renewable norms will foster the product demand. Moreover, stringent emission standards coupled with green building codes will impel homeowners to install cleaner & sustainable technologies, further accelerating the deployment of district heating systems over the coming years.

Strict emission targets to drive the adoption of sustainable technologies including district heating across European region

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Europe district heating pipeline network market is slated to reach USD 385 billion by 2028. Major countries across the region have set stringent emission targets to tackle global warming, which, in turn, will fuel the deployment of technologies including district heating across residential and commercial sectors. Furthermore, countries including Russia, Norway, and Iceland are further witnessing a substantial rise in the acceptance of energy-efficient space heating technologies, which, in turn, will augment the regional growth.

Germany district heating pipeline network market will showcase an upsurge owing to the favorable government policies and growing concern toward limiting the carbon emissions. Increasing investments for the development of new manufacturing and infrastructure facilities will favor the business scenario. Additionally, the presence of a high penetration of variable renewable energy sources will energize the industry dynamic.

Adopting strategic implications including mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, and R&D activities is among the key factors for market players

Eminent larders operating across the district heating pipeline network market include Uponor Corporation, LOGSTOR Denmark Holding ApS, REHAU, Golan Plastic Products Ltd., BRUGG Pipes, CPV Limited, Perma-Pipe, Thermaflex, and Microflex. The primary companies are engaged in various activities including research & development, strategic agreements, collaborations, and acquisitions of component manufacturers to gain a competitive edge in the industry.

The district heating pipeline network market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of ‘km’ & ‘USD” from 2018 to 2028, for the following segments:

Market, By Pipe

  • Pre-Insulated Steel
    • 20-100 mm
    • 101-300 mm
    • ≥300 mm
  • Polymer
    • 20-100 mm
    • 101-300 mm
    • ≥300 mm

Market, By Diameter

  • 20-100 mm
  • 101-300 mm
  • ≥300 mm

Market, By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
    • College/University
    • Office Buildings
    • Government/Military
    • Other
  • Industrial
    • Chemical
    • Refinery
    • Paper
    • Other

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Finland
    • Denmark
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Abhishek Chopra

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market size of district heating pipeline network valued at more than USD 475 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to showcase over 4.5% CAGR during the forecast timeframe of 2022-2028.
Pre-insulated pipes are predicted to reach USD 340 billion by 2028 as these pipes can easily withstand temperatures of more than 120? C and are cost-effective as compared to other pipes.
The commercial applications will cross USD 160 by 2028 as the district heating pipeline networks will be highly used across new IT parks, SEZs, and data centers.
Europe district heating pipeline network industry size is estimated to touch USD 385 billion by 2028 as governments across the region are imposing strict emission targets for the residential and commercial sectors to combat global warming.
Renowned organizations, such as Uponor Corporation, LOGSTOR Denmark Holding ApS, Golan Plastic Products Ltd., REHAU, CPV Limited, BRUGG Pipes, Perma-Pipe, and Thermaflex, among many others, are strengthening the global market potential.

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  • Companies covered: 14
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