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Essar Constructions bags TN pipeline contract

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Ahmedabad , July 20

ESSAR Constructions Ltd, along with Stroytransgaz of Russia, has bagged the 683-km, Chennai-Tiruchi-Madurai product pipeline for Indian Oil Corportation Ltd (IOC). According to a company release here on Tuesday, the Essar-Stroytransgaz combine is to complete the Rs 74-crore project in 11 months.

The pipeline is being installed to feed the IOC's product demand centres that are situated in the three districts of Chennai, Tiruchi and Madurai. The new product pipeline would be in addition to the existing pipeline of IOC that stretches over 7,250 km.

"The scope of the pipeline includes stretches between Chennai and Asanur (256 km), Asanur and Madurai (270 km) as also Asanur and Sankari (157 km). It would pass through two river crossings at the Coleroon (1,040 metres) and the Cauvery (925 metres) and these lines would be laid using the horizontal directional drilling method," the release added.

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