L&T Construction Wins USD 817 Mn (₹5250 Crores) Order from KAHRAMAA, Qatar
Largest Single order for Power Transmission & Distribution business in Qatar
Mumbai, Apr 10, 2017: The Power Transmission and Distribution Business of L&T Construction has won its single largest order in the Middle East from their esteemed customer 'KAHRAMAA' - Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation - for its ongoing Qatar Electricity Transmission Network Expansion Plan-Phase XIII. Through this ambitious project, KAHRAMAA intends to expand the existing power transmission network to meet the ever-increasing demand for power due to the developmental works in the State of Qatar.
The prestigious USD 817 Mn order will involve the engineering, procurement & construction of 30 new Gas Insulated Substations of varying voltage levels of 220 kV, 132 kV and 66 kV and approximately 560 km of 132 kV and 66 kV underground cables under various definite and framework packages. The works of the project are spread all over the State of Qatar including both freshly developed as well as already developed areas.
The project is scheduled for completion in phases from 15 to 32 months.
"The development drive in the State of Qatar is in high gear and we are proud to be partnering in it by bagging yet another prestigious project from KAHRAMAA," declared Mr. S.N. Subrahmanyan, Deputy Managing Director & President, Larsen & Toubro. "We have been associated with KAHRAMAA for over a decade which has put in place a programme well ahead of the times to provide sufficient power and water for Qatar. We look forward to furthering this significant strategic relationship and continue to play a key role in making Qatar proud and a very modern State," he added.
After being involved in Phases VIII, X, XI, XI-A and XII, this mandate from KAHRAMAA represents a repeat order for Phase XIII. Previously, KAHRAMMA has awarded L&T more than 40 nos. of substations and approximately 100 km of high-voltage cabling projects worth nearly 1.1 Bn USD. The projects are being executed by L&T to the highest standards of safety and quality.
The State of Qatar has, within a few decades, developed into a modern state with a high standard of living which has resulted in increased demand for power. KAHRAMAA is the sole transmission and distribution system owner and operator for the electricity and water sectors in Qatar and is well known for the quality of power it supplies. The T&D infrastructure in Qatar is being developed at a pace matching the country's ambitious goals in sports, social and economic sectors among others.
L&T's Power Transmission & Distribution business is a leading EPC player in the field of T&D business offering integrated solutions and end to end services ranging from design, manufacturing, supply, installation and commissioning of transmission lines, underground cable networks (both power and control), substations, distribution networks, electrical and instrumentation works for power, process and infrastructure projects, in both domestic and international markets. On the renewable energy side, the business provides turnkey EPC services for projects on photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants.
Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with USD 16 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer-focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for over seven decades.