October 2004

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: New plant projects in Asia stimulate DCS demand

The distributed control systems (DCS) market in Asia is expected to grow 6.3%/yr through 2008. The market was $2.6 billion in 2003; it will exceed $3.5 billion in 2008, according to a new outlook by A..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The distributed control systems (DCS) market in Asia is expected to grow 6.3%/yr through 2008. The market was $2.6 billion in 2003; it will exceed $3.5 billion in 2008, according to a new outlook by ARC Advisory Group (www.arcweb.com). "The high levels of growth in the Asian DCS market are primarily tied to the basic infrastructural development and capital projects occurring in China, and, to a lesser degree, India and Southeast Asia. There is still significant growth potential in basic industries such as refining, chemicals, power, and pulp and paper," according to ARC Research Director Larry O'Brien. Asia, the home for almost 60% of the world's population, is going through a

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