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Larsen and Toubro bags major contracts in India and Middle East

L&T classifies a major contract as being valued between $656 million and $918 million

India’s Larsen & Toubro’s construction arm has announced that it has won significant contracts in the Middle East and India as part of its power and transmission distribution business.

According to the terms of the contract, in Kuwait, L&T Construction was awarded the contract to upgrade substations and related power facilities in Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s Mina Al Ahmadi oil refinery.

The revamped network of distribution substations with the latest technology is said to enhance the reliability of power supply and facilitate expansion, the company said in a statement.

Meanwhile, in Oman, it will be responsible for a 400 kV Grid Station, a crucial element in the Sultanate’s major transmission initiative in interconnecting the grids in the south and north with the Petroleum Development Oman area.

The multinational company has also bagged an order to design, supply, construct and commission a 220 kV gas-insulated substation for an unnamed client in Egypt.

L&T Construction also stated that the renewable arm of the business had secured large engineering, procurement and construction contract on domestic and international fronts, to establish solar photovoltaic plants of more than 500 MW.

These grids connected to power plants entail related power evacuation and interconnection systems as well.

On the domestic front, an order was won to strengthen the urban HT distribution network in Chennai, India with Ring Main Units and Feeder Remote Terminal Units on a total turnkey basis. Also, fully automated, unmanned 33 kV Gas Insulated Substations will be established at select locations, L&T stated.

In addition to that, another order was secured to supply and install Medium Voltage capacitor banks with related accessories under different discoms in Uttar Pradesh.
The statement added: “Additional orders have been received for ongoing substations, transmission lines and renewable projects.”

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