L&T wins contract to build 220kV substation in UAE and other projects in Africa and India
Larsen and Toubro’s (L&T) power transmission and distribution (PT&D) unit has secured a key contract for the design, supply, and construction of a 220 kV sub-station from the UAE government.
L&T’s PT&D unit also announced that it has secured another order for the engineering, procurement and construction of a 400kV overhead transmission line in Zambezia province in Mozambique. The completion of this project will propel the industrial growth of the central and northern provinces, certain megaprojects as well as eventually facilitate regional interconnectivity with the United Republic of Tanzania, it said. This link is a part of the Islamic Development Bank funded Chimuara – Nacala Transmission Project.
Meanwhile, the India-based engineering firm has also secured an order for modernising the electrical distribution network in several sectors of Gurugram Smart City in Haryana, India. The existing 11kV overhead distribution network will be converted into underground cable network with ring main units etc. which will greatly improve the reliability of power supply, the statement said.
The company said that it has also secured an order for the construction of two transmission lines- 765 kV and 400 kV, for high-capacity transmission systems in Gujarat, India. The Kutch region in Gujarat has abundant wind energy potential and the transmission systems are planned to integrate and evacuate the power from this region. These transmission lines will not only strengthen the grid but also avoid overloading in the intrastate system due to renewable energy injection, L&T added.