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India’s L&T wins $76m Doha Metro contract

L&T Electrical & Automation wins deal to handle building automation and control systems for 37 stations

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L&T Electrical & Automation (LTEAFZE) has won an order worth $76 million from Qatar Rail Company (QRAIL) for Phase 1 of Doha Metro, it said in a statement.

The scope of the order encompasses supply, installation, testing, integration, commissioning and five years’ maintenance of a network-wide building automation and control systems (BACS) for 37 stations.

The agreement awarded by QRAIL to the company is through 9 contracts with design and build contractors for the stations and tunnels under multiple lines (Red line, Green line and Gold Line) and a 5-year maintenance contract directly with Qatar Rail.

S.C. Bhargava, Senior Vice President & Head of E&A Business, said: “LTEAFZE’s core strengths for project management, domain knowledge and application engineering will enable us to offer distinctly superior and proven system integration solutions by leveraging L&T’s capabilities built over four decades. Backed by a pool of experienced engineers, LTEAFZE has the competency to provide preventive and corrective maintenance services to maximise the performance and uptime of its automation systems and control equipment.”

The metro system will be built in two phases: the first will see the construction of three out of the four lines (Red, Gold, and Green) and 37 stations spanning 111 km of tunnels and 8.7 km of viaducts. The Phase 1 has to be completed on a fast-paced project schedule for handing over all the 37 stations by August 2018 with scheduled start on revenue period by end 2019. These lines are expected to be open to the public by 2020. When in operation, the project will provide an environmentally-friendly and sustainable mode of transport to over 600,000 commuters a day by 2021. The second phase will be completed by 2026, and will involve the expansion of the Phase 1 lines, and the construction of an additional Blue Line and another 72 stations.

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