Indian construction and engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded several construction orders across the utilities, real estate, transport, and energy sectors in its home market and across the Middle East, with its Indian contracts covering megaprojects such as Mumbai Metro and Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, and states such as Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.
In the Middle East, where the firm has been involved in several projects across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait, L&T has bagged an order for a voltage upgradation project.
Meanwhile, over in the Indian utilities sector, L&T has been awarded two separate engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the design, construction, installation, automation, testing, commissioning, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of projects in New Delhi and Gujarat.
Additionally, Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility Limited has awarded L&T an EPC contract for a T1 hydrant system, including the installation of 15 km of pipelines with associated hydrant pits and valves for the Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi.
Another L&T contract funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and awarded by Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, involves the design, procurement, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the ballastless track on the mainline from Bandra-Kurla Complex station to Cuffe Parade.
The contract pertains to Package 10B – 43TKM for Mumbai Metro Line 3, which connects Colaba, Bandra, and Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone.
In India's capital city, L&T's projects include a water treatment plant with a capacity of 104.9 million imperial gallons per day, a 105 million-litre clear water reservoir, and a pump house for the Chandrawal command area of Delhi Jal Board.
The latter contract comes as part of Delhi Jal Board's Delhi Water Supply Improvement project, which is funded by Jica.
In Gujarat, L&T will carry out infrastructure works for roads, drains, culverts, bridges, water supply, sewerage, street lighting, and utility ducts in Rajkot Smart City.
The contractor will also build a residential complex with a total built up area of 46.4ha in Karnataka’s capital city of Bengaluru, marking a repeat order from a major developer in India.
Another order includes the constuction of a Tier 3 data centre under five commissioning levels, due to be completed within 16 months, at Sipcot-Siruseri, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
L&T will also build a cement manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool and an automobile manufacturing facility in Maharashtra’s Pune.
L&T Construction’s power transmission and distribution business has won an order for the design, engineering, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of an 80MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Uttar Pradesh.
Source: Construction Week Online