L&T Construction wins contract for Navi Mumbai International Airport


L&T Construction, the construction subsidiary of technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate Larsen & Toubro, has won an EPC contract from Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIAPL) for the Greenfield Navi Mumbai International Airport in Mumbai, India.

NMIAPL is a step-down subsidiary of Indian conglomerate GVK, which has operations across diverse sectors, including energy, airports, transportation, resources, hospitality and life sciences.

In a BSE filing, GVK said that the contract has been awarded to the Transportation Infrastructure and Buildings and Factories businesses of L&T Construction. However, the value of the contract has not been revealed.

Major works to be taken up by L&T Construction will include cut and fill works; and airfield development works including a 3,700m south runway, apron systems, taxiway systems, airfield ground lighting and other facilities.

Development works also include terminal works such as departure and arrival forecourts, as well as landside facilities including roads, multilevel car parking, utilities and support facilities.

Previously, L&T had built the Terminal 2 of the existing airport in Mumbai and the airport’s reconstruction work.

GVK founder and chairman GVK Reddy said: “With the commissioning of the iconic Terminal 2 at Mumbai airport and designing the under construction Garden Terminal 2 at Bengaluru airport, GVK had set new benchmarks in the Indian airports sector.

“Now for the Navi Mumbai International Airport, we have to raise the bar over and above what we have achieved at Mumbai and Bengaluru airports. For this challenge, we are happy to partner with L&T yet again, as their team is very much in sync with our philosophy of delivering world class quality and creating landmarks for others to follow.

“Am confident that with the high standards of excellence that L&T brings to the table, we will deliver yet another world class airport that will be the pride of India.”

The Passenger Terminal Building, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is being developed to handle 10 million passengers per annum initially. Later, the capacity of the project will be increased to handle 20 million passengers per annum.

L&T CEO and managing director SN Subrahmanyan said: “With its burgeoning demand, Mumbai city was in dire need of a second airport and we are happy that we have bagged the mandate to build the Navi Mumbai airport.

“GVK has entrusted L&T to develop some of their major infrastructures and L&T reciprocates their commitment to build a world class airport and to transform GVK’s vision into reality.

“L&T stands committed to a project of global standards to time and quality. Having built almost all the major international airports in the country including Terminal 2 of the Mumbai International Airport, this order once again affirms our credentials as the foremost builders of airport infrastructure in the country.”


Image: Interior of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (International terminal) in Mumbai, India. Photo: Courtesy of A.Savin/Wikimedia Commons.


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