Metallurgical plants

09.04.2018 The mood amongst metallurgical plant and rolling mill manufacturers has brightened somewhat in 2017. In parallel with the favorable trend in the global economy, the sector profited from higher production and increasing investments in the steel industry.

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Chemical processing plants
The intensity of the competition and price pressure in global chemical plant manufacturing have further increased in 2017. This led to consolidation on the supplier side. Engineering capacities were significantly reduced worldwide in some cases, and further consolidation moves will follow during 2018.
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Pulp and paper plants
Paper consumption will continue to grow modestly in the coming years. The estimated increase in production for 2017 is 0.9 %, with the strongest growth being anticipated in cardboard and packaging and tissue.
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Waste to energy plants
Worldwide, there are over 1,200 waste to energy plants operating in over 40 countries, thermally treating non-recyclable waste reliably and to high technical standards.
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Thermal power station manufacturers under pressure worldwide
The power station manufacturers who are members of the VDMA's large industrial plant manufacturing group have suffered in the difficult market environment in 2017.
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