L&T bags Rs1366 Cr electrical orders
The Power Transmission & Distribution IC, part of Larsen & Toubro’s Construction Division has bagged major EPC orders from GCC countries aggregating to Rs.1366 crore. The order includes construction of 225 km overhead transmission line, 66 km of underground cabling including 8 substations and associated cabling works. Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia LLC a fully owned subsidiary of L&T has bagged one of the largest orders valued at Rs.597 crore (USD 132.7 Mn/ SAR 497.5 Mn) for construction of the 225 km of 380kV transmission line project from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) connected with Haramain High Speed Railway. This project, once commissioned, will be feeding power to Haramain High Speed Railway system which will be linking the holy cities of Medina and Mecca via Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The scope involves complete engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of towers, conductors, insulators, OPGW, and fittings. The project will be completed in 24 months.
The company also bagged two EPC orders aggregating Rs497 crore from UAE. The first from Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), valued at Rs.422 crore (USD 93.7 Mn/AED 344.4 Mn) is for the construction of 5 medium voltage substations and associated 33kV cabling works for ADPC’s Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone (KPIZ) Project. This is to be completed in 18 months.
ADPC is responsible for development of Khalifa Port Project and this will replace the existing Mina Zayed port by 2012. International Bechtel Co Ltd is the Project Management Consultants for this project. L&T is actively involved in the execution of three substations including 230 km of 33kV cabling for the same customer at Khalifa Port. The other order, valued at Rs.75 crore (USD 16.8 Mn/AED 61.6 Mn) secured from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), is for the construction of 132 kV cabling and associated works, to be completed in 11 months.
In yet another development, L&T has secured a breakthrough order valued at Rs.185 crore (USD 41 Mn/ QAR 149.5 Mn) from Qatar General Electricity & ater Corporation (KAHRAMAA) for engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 66 km of 220 kV underground cabling works. This order, part of KAHRAMAA Phase X, is the first 220 kV cable order for L&T in Qatar and this has been bagged against stiff competition from International Cable OEMs.
In addition, L&T (Oman) LLC – a JV company of L&T in Muscat Oman has secured a Rs.87 crore (USD 19.3 Mn/ OMR 7.4 Mn) order for the construction of 3 MV Substations including the associated 33 kV Cabling works from Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC), to be completed in 9 months. These new orders further reinforce L&T’s operational competency and customer goodwill garnered in GCC Countries.