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L&T Construction secures power transmission and distribution contracts worth $669.3m

EBR Staff Writer Published 29 March 2018

India-based L&T Construction’s Power Transmission & Distribution business has been awarded Rs43.53bn ($669.3m) worth of engineering procurement construction (EPC) contracts.

The firm has been selected by Sonelgaz group for the turnkey construction of a 220/60kV Air Insulated Substation in the city of Draa Errich, Algeria.

The substation is expected to be a key component of the power infrastructure for the newly developed urban center of Draa Errich located near the coastal city of Annaba in north eastern Algeria.

Additionally, L&T has won a contract from the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company for the construction of 220kV overhead transmission lines.

The transmission lines are intended to interconnect the substations of North Hurghada and El Qusair to the 220 kV grid.

The Indian firm has also been awarded a contract in the Middle East from the Oman Electricity Transmission Company SAOC.

The contract involves work related to adding third and fourth transformers at the Airport Heights Grid Station.

L&T Construction earlier constructed the existing 220/132/33kV Airport Heights Grid Station and associated transmission system for the company.

In India, the L&T has been selected by Karnataka Power Transmission (KPTCL) to establish a 400/220kV Gas Insulated Substation at Mylasandra near Electronic City in Bengaluru Urban district.

Under the terms of the contract, L&T’s work involves related 400kV double circuit & 220kV multi circuit overhead transmission lines and 220kV underground cable system for connecting the new substation to nearby substations in the Grid.

L&T said in a statement: “Under the Saubhagya scheme of the Govt. of India, which aims at achieving universal household electrification by providing last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all households in rural and urban areas, orders have been secured for the electrification of various districts in India.”

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