L&T bags Rs 1,366-cr power projects in Gulf region

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018

Larsen & Toubro has bagged EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) orders from member-countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) totalling Rs 1,366 crore.

This includes construction of a 225-km overhead transmission line and laying 66-km of underground cables, including eight substations.

Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia LLC, a fully owned subsidiary of L&T, has secured an order worth Rs 597 crore from the Saudi Electricity Company for construction of 225 km of a 380-kV transmission-line project. This project will feed power to the Haramain high-speed railway system which will link Medina and Mecca via Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

L&T's work involves engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of towers, conductors, insulators and fittings. The project is scheduled for completion in 24 months.

Two EPC orders amounting to Rs 497 crore are from the United Arab Emirates. Of this, a Rs 422-crore order from Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is for the construction of five medium-voltage substations and laying associated cables of 33 kV for the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone Project. This is to be completed in 18 months.

ADPC is responsible for development of Khalifa Port Project. The Khalifa port will replace the Mina Zayed port by 2012. International Bechtel Co Ltd is the project-management consultant for the project, L&T said.

L&T is also involved in building three substations, including laying of 230 km of cables of 33 kV, at the Khalifa port.

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority has awarded L&T a Rs 75-crore order for laying cables 132 kV other works.

L&T has also secured a Rs185-crore contract from Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation for engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 66 km of 220 kV underground cables. L&T said this order is the first 220-kV cable order for L&T in Qatar.

L&T (Oman) LLC — a joint venture of L&T in Muscat — has secured a Rs 87-crore order for three medium-voltage substations and 33-kV cable work from Muscat Electricity Distribution Company.

Published on June 21, 2011

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