L&T clinches $273-m Qatar contract

PTI Dubai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 25, 2011

Engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) has won a major order valued at $273 million from Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for the supply and construction of 13 extra high voltage (EHV) sub-stations in Qatar.

The order, a part of Qatar’s power transmission system expansion phase 10 (stage I) project, is the single largest secured by L&T’s power transmission and distribution division in a GCC country, a news report said.

The project, which will be completed in 18-26 months, includes gas insulated switchgears of 220 kV, 132 kV and 66 kV; associated cabling, including external EHV cable diversion works; power transformers, 11kV air-insulated switchgears and a protection and sub-station automation system, including a DC system and auxiliaries, the Gulf Times report said.

The contract also involves the design and construction of civil buildings with a complete set of utilities such as air-conditioning and fire protection and lighting systems.

According to the report, L&T President, Mr K.V. Rangaswami, expects that Qatar will present tenders for 40-50 major projects, including road and construction works, next year.

The company workforce in the Gulf region will increase by 50 per cent a year, he said, adding that work opportunities in Qatar are very promising for the coming years.

Published on July 25, 2011
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