L&T wins $411m order for new terminal at Kempegowda airport in Bengaluru


The Buildings and Factoriesbusiness of L&T Construction, a division of Larsen & Toubro, has won an EPC order worth INR30.36bn ($411m) from Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) for the construction of Terminal-2 (T2) of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Once completed, the 255,000m² Phase 1 of T2 will augment the capacity of the airport by 25 million passengers per annum (MPPA).

The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of Terminal-2. This will include the integration of services and utilities, along with the airport’s systems, support facilities and buildings.

L&T Construction is also constructing the New South Parallel Runway (NSPR), apron and other auxiliary buildings at the Bengaluru airport.

The design for Terminal-2 has been prepared by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), an American architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm.

Larsen & Toubro CEO and managing director SN Subrahmanyan said: “This win is a reflection on L&T’s capability to do highly complex design and build airport projects to time, with world class quality and safety requirements.

“This repeat win is the reflection of the confidence our client reposes with us to deliver another world class airport project.

“Our association with BIAL has been long and we are confident of delivering this project to the complete satisfaction of our customer.”

The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, is the first greenfield airport in India to be built as a public-private partnership.

BIAL operates the Kempegowda International Airport, where private promoters hold 74% (Fairfax: 54% and Siemens Projects Ventures 20%) stake in BIAL, while the government holds the remaining 26% (Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation 13% and Airports Authority of India 13%.

The airport, which began operations in May 2008, is currently the busiest airport in south India and third largest in the country.


Image: Bengaluru International Airport. Photo: Courtesy of L&T Construction.

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