L&T Construction wins orders worth $902m

WCN Editorial Team 29 Mar 2018 ASIA BUSINESS

L&T Construction, the construction arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has won orders worth INR58.74bn ($902m) in India and abroad.

The company’s heavy civil infrastructure business has secured an order worth INR13.96bn ($214.42m) from the West Bengal Highway Development Corporation (WBHDCL) for the construction of a six-lane extra-dosed bridge beside the existing Iswar Gupta Setu across the River Hooghly at Kalyani, 50km north of Kolkata, West Bengal.

The 21km project consists of a six-lane extra-dosed bridge of 714m, widening of the existing road corridor into a 4/6 lane divided carriageway and an elevated corridor of about 20km.

L&T Construction’s smart world communication business unit has secured an order worth INR1.25bn ($19.2m) from Jharkhand Agency for Promotion of Information Technology (JAPIT) for the implementation of Jharkhand State Wide Area Network (SWAN) 2.0 – JHARNET 2.0.

The scope of work includes creation and upgrading of core network infrastructure of JAPIT for supporting e-Governance initiatives. This includes servers, network switches, routers, network management system and integration with other government networks across Jharkhand.

The power transmission and distribution business has bagged EPC orders worth INR43.53bn ($668.62m).

It has secured an order from Sonelgaz group for the turnkey construction of a 220/60kV air insulated substation in the city of Draa Errich near the coastal city of Annaba in north eastern Algeria.

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company has awarded a contract for the turnkey construction of 220kV overhead transmission lines to interconnect the substations of North Hurghada and El Qusair to the 220kV grid.

In the Middle East, an order has been secured from the Oman Electricity Transmission Company for adding third and fourth transformers at the Airport Heights Grid Station.

In India, the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL) has awarded a contract to establish a 400/220kV gas insulated substation at Mylasandra near Electronic City in Bengaluru Urban district.

The scope of work includes related 400kV double circuit and 220kV multi-circuit overhead transmission lines and 220kV underground cable system for connecting the new substation to nearby substations in the grid.

The company has also won orders for the electrification of various districts in India under the Saubhagya scheme of the Government of India.

It has also received additional orders from ongoing power distribution projects in India.

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