L&T wins $221m marine infrastructure contract in India

WCN Editorial Team 21 May 2018 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

L&T Construction’s Heavy Civil Infrastructure business segment has secured a marine infrastructure contract worth INR15.04bn ($221m) in India.

The contract, awarded by India-based Cochin Shipyard, will include the design and construction of a dry dock along with associated works.

The scope of the project will involve the construction of a new Dry Dock - 03, MEP works including pump house, crane rail foundations, caisson entrance gates & intermediate gates, quay wall crane piers, underground substation & tunnels and grand assembly area.

Works are slated to be completed in stringent timelines, said the Indian construction giant.

L&T CEO and MD SN Subrahmanyan said: “This is a significant win in the heavy civil infrastructure space and a major project for us.

“This mandate is truly representative of our expertise and proven track record of constructing marine infrastructure all along the Indian coastline. We are confident of delivering this project too on time to international quality standards.”

L&T GeoStructure has been awarded a contract by Kalinga International Coal Terminal for construction of piling, diaphragm wall and berth deck at Paradip Port in the Indian state of Odisha.

Separately, the Power Transmission & Distribution Business of L&T Construction won EPC contracts valued at INR24.40bn ($358.8m) in India.

The business secured a major contract under the Saubhagya scheme. The scope of the work includes electrification works in urban and rural areas, augmentation of 33/11kV substations and replacement of conductors with aerial bunched cables.

The unit has been awarded a contract by the Department of Disaster Management for the construction of underground power cable network on turnkey basis in the eastern region of India.

The segment will construct grid-connected rooftop solar plants in government buildings under the ‘Alo Shree’ scheme.

Furthermore, it will also be responsible for supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 400kV double circuit transmission line s on a turnkey basis in the southern region of India.

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