L&T Bags Transmission and Solar Project Orders in India and Overseas

Infrastructure company Larsen & Toubro has announced that its power transmission and distribution business of L&T Construction has bagged significant orders in India and overseas.

In Bangladesh, the business has won a turnkey order for design, supply, installation, and commissioning of power transmission infrastructure for the 800 MW Rupsha power plant, it said in a statement. An order to build 220kV substations in Nepal has been received, it said, adding that an order to establish 380kV and 230kV transmission line corridors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also been bagged.

On the domestic front, the business has won an order to design and construct a 50 MW Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Tamil Nadu.

Additional orders have been received for ongoing transmission line jobs in India, it added. “L&T Construction awarded significant contracts for its power transmission and distribution business… in India and overseas,” it said.

The company did not provide the value of the contracts but said the orders fall under the “significant” category, which ranges between Rs 1,000 crore and Rs 2,500 crore according to the classification of contracts.

In February, the firm had reported another batch of orders that its Power, Transmission and Distribution Business of L&T Construction had secured. In the Philippines, the business has won an order to construct a 500 kV substation, in association with a prominent local player, that will cater to the growing demand for electricity in the metropolitan area of Manila.

On the domestic front, the business has won an order in Gujarat to construct a 765 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line that will help transmit power from renewable energy sources. Another order has been secured to build a 20 MW floating solar power project at a reservoir of NTPC’s Auraiya Gas Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh.

In January, we had reported that NTPC Ltd has concluded the e-reverse auction for its 1,000 MW of solar projects tender under the Develop Build Demonstrate (DBDT) program, awarding 560 MW capacity to three bidders.

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