L&T Construction wins orders worth $228.86m

WCN Editorial Team 4 Jan 2018 GLOBAL BUSINESS

L&T Construction, the construction unit of Larsen & Toubro, has won orders worth INR14.54bn ($228.86m) across various business segments.

The company’s Power Transmission & Distribution Business has secured orders worth INR5.68bn from both international and domestic customers.

In Africa, it has won an order from the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company for turnkey construction of the Sokhna 500/220kV Gas Insulated Substation. This order, secured amidst stiff international competition in consortium with an OEM partner, will allow the company to expand its presence in the African continent.

In the Indian market, Sterlite Power Grid Ventures, an independent power transmission company, has awarded an order to L&T for a major project involving engineering, procurement and construction of 765kV, 400kV and 220kV transmission lines for the Goa Tamnar Transmission Project Limited.

The Power Transmission & Distribution Business has also secured an order from Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation of the Karnataka government for turnkey execution of power distribution system to strengthen works in several subdivisions of the Mysuru area.

L&T’s Smart World & Communications Business Unit has secured an order worth INR8.64bn from state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the supply of five million smart metres.

The scope of the contract involves design, SITC and O&M support of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solutions for five million smart electricity metres with GPRS-based communication modules for the states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

The project involves installation of five million smart meters in 16 cities across Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, provisioning of GPRS network, integration with existing legacy systems and upcoming DISCOM systems, including metering, billing and collection systems and smart dashboards.

The applications of the project will be deployed on cloud, including Head End System and Meter Data Management System, the first of their kind in India for such a large-scale project.

L&T chief executive officer and managing director S N Subrahmanyan said: “This is a significant win for us in the smart solutions space and reaffirms our credentials as a technology leader.”

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