Military Marine Vessel Engines Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Military Marine Vessel Engines Market is Segmented by Vessel Type (Naval Carriers, Destroyers, Frigates, Submarines, Other Vessel Types), Propulsion System (Diesel Propulsion, Water-Jet Propulsion, Gas Turbine Propulsion, Hybrid Propulsion, Nuclear Propulsion), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2019
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4 %

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Market Overview

The military marine vessel engines market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.

  • Increasing territorial conflicts amongst nations with a coastal border requires the deployment of a naval fleet to safeguard their interests and sovereignty. This has necessitated the procurement of new naval vessels and upgrade of the existing fleet to ensure service readiness of the fleet to neutralize any hostile craft violating the country’s marine borders. New procurement creates a parallel demand for military marine vessel engines, thereby driving the market in focus.
  • As a result of the rigorous R&D efforts divested to enhance the operational parameters of a marine vessel, significant developments in the fields of advanced electronic propulsion systems and hybrid turbochargers have come into fruition. The advancement in such technologies is anticipated to minimize the design and operational cost of the vessels featuring such propulsive technologies as they reach the maturity stage and are widely adopted by the global naval forces.

Scope of the report

The military marine vessel engines market encompasses the traditional aspects of defense forces categorization, including the procurement, upgrade, and modernization plans for naval assets for enhancing the prowess of global naval forces. The study assimilates data from annual defense budget allocations of various countries to develop a comprehensively detailed overview of the current naval defense capabilities of the countries. The Other Vessel Types segment of the market includes support crafts, such as the amphibious landing crafts and corvettes.

Vessel Type
Naval Carriers
Other Vessel Types
Propulsion System
Diesel Propulsion
Water-Jet Propulsion
Gas Turbine Propulsion
Hybrid Propulsion
Nuclear Propulsion
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Gas Turbine Propulsion Systems Dominate the Market

The gas turbine propulsion systems experience the highest share due to their optimized fuel economy, higher efficiency, reduction in emission, and also as it decreases the fuel consumption in naval vessels. Significant changes in gas turbine design, particularly in the design and complexity of engine control systems, have led to the need for systems-oriented treatment of gas turbine propulsion. Naval engine manufacturers are rapidly adopting several alternate technologies, such as the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and hydrogen-based propulsion systems. While LNG-powered engines are more fuel-efficient, their market share growth is hindered by a lack of bunkering infrastructure for LNG ships. New sophisticated gas turbine propulsion systems are being designed for next-generation naval vessels that are due to be inducted in the future. On this note, in March 2020, Rolls-Royce Holding plc supplied innovative gas turbine engine propulsion systems for the two new multi-purpose vessels being deployed in the North and Baltic seas. The two ships are powered by gas-electric propulsion systems based on four medium-speed Bergen B36:45L6AG units from Rolls-Royce, each delivering 3,600 kW of power, even in difficult operational conditions, such as ambient air contamination by explosive gases.

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Asia-Pacific Region has the Largest Market Share

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the military marine vessel engines market during the forecast period. Emerging markets, such as China, South Korea, India, and Japan, are continuously increasing their defense budgets to strengthen their national security. The arms race in the region is evident through the lavish defense budget spending of regional superpowers such as China and India. China envisions to become the second-largest navy in the world by 2030. Also, since 2000, China's annual defense budget has increased eightfold, and the country has been focusing on indigenous development of amphibious landing craft to reduce its dependence on imported vessels. By the mid-2020s, China aims to induct the Type 093B SHANG-class guided-missile nuclear attack submarine to strengthen its current nuclear submarine fleet. The availability of low-cost skilled and unskilled labor and required shipbuilding infrastructure has encouraged the global marine vessel engine manufacturers to set up production units in the region to satiate the demand for new engines that are driven by the procurement plans initiated by the regional naval forces. For instance, in March 2020, General Electric (GE) announced that its 4.6 MW GE LM 500 marine gas turbines will power four new CHAMSURI Class ships for the Republic of Korea Navy, scheduled for delivery by the end of 2020. Also, in February 2019, GE was awarded a contract to supply LM 2500 gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the Indian Navy's P17A Frigates. Such inductions are envisioned to drive the market prospects in the region during the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The prominent players in the military marine vessel engines market are Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC, General Electric Company, STX Engine Co. Ltd, STEYR MOTORS Betriebs GmbH, and Cummins Inc. Acquisitions of local players and companies in the supply chain may help the players to strengthen their presence in the market further. Moreover, for new players, the investment costs are expected to be high, as the size and complexity of the propellers for naval ships are far more extensive, compared to those for smaller boats. Investments in R&D also tend to generate high demand for the market. For instance, GE’s LM 2500 engines are so designed to operate in both littoral and deep-sea situations effectively. Hence, in March 2019, the US Navy selected the LM 2500 engines to power two newly commissioned combat ships. Also, in November 2018, Rolls-Royce Holdings plc had won a significant contract to deliver the propulsion system to nine Roll-on-Roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessels to be built by the Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co. in China for the Italian Grimaldi Group. The nine 238-meter long vessels are designed to transport over 7,800 linear meters of rolling units, equivalent to the capacity of about 500 trailers. The ships would be hybrid-powered by effectively combining the use of traditional fossil fuels during full-power operation and battery power when it is operated near the port.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Vessel Type

      1. 5.1.1 Naval Carriers

      2. 5.1.2 Destroyers

      3. 5.1.3 Frigates

      4. 5.1.4 Submarines

      5. 5.1.5 Other Vessel Types

    2. 5.2 Propulsion System

      1. 5.2.1 Diesel Propulsion

      2. 5.2.2 Water-Jet Propulsion

      3. 5.2.3 Gas Turbine Propulsion

      4. 5.2.4 Hybrid Propulsion

      5. 5.2.5 Nuclear Propulsion

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. South Korea

        4. Australia

        5. Japan

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Egypt

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

      2. 6.2.2 General Electric Company

      3. 6.2.3 STX Engine Co. Ltd

      4. 6.2.4 STEYR MOTORS Betriebs GmbH

      5. 6.2.5 Cummins Inc.

      6. 6.2.6 MAN Energy Solutions SE (Man SE)

      7. 6.2.7 NPO-Saturn JSC (Rostec State Corporation)

      8. 6.2.8 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Military Marine Vessel Engines Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Military Marine Vessel Engines Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2019.

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, General Electric Company, STX Engine Co., Ltd., STEYR MOTORS Betriebs GmbH, Cummins Inc. are the major companies operating in Military Marine Vessel Engines Market.

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