L&T bags 3 orders worth Rs 1,438 crore
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged three orders worth
a total Rs 1,438 crore. The company has bagged two overseas
orders worth Rs 1,130 crore and a domestic order worth Rs
EPC order worth Rs 800 crore from Al Ain Distribution Company
for the construction of seven electrical substations, associated
mw cabling and overhead transmission line in the Al Ain city
of Abu Dhabi. L&T will design and buld these 33/11 kV
primary substations according to the specifications of PB
Power, the consultant, and will be completed within two years.
Each substation consists of 33 kV gas insulated switchgear,
11 kV air insulated switchgear, 15/20 MVA 33/11 kV transformers,
substation control and monitoring system etc. The contract
also includes design and construction of civil buildings with
complete set of utilities such as air conditioning, fire protection
and lighting systems.
EPC order for augmentation and expansion of 33/11 kV power
transmission network valued at Rs 330 crore from Abudhabi
Distribution Company. The scope of work covers design, supply
and construction of 300 km of kV transmission line network
in the western region of Abudhabi and will be completed in
L&T's third order worth Rs 308 crore was bagged from
West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company for rural
electrification works in Jalpaiguri & North 24-Parganas
districts of West Bengal. The company will carry the 11 kV
distribution lines to electrify 2,274 villages in these districts.
The project will be completed within 18 months.
Subhash Projects bags Rs 77.04 crore order
Subhash Projects and Marketing has bagged an order worth Rs
77.04 crore for construction related works. The company will
be constructing a pumping station at Rithala, Delhi on design,
build and operate (DBO) basis. The scope of work includes
transporting 33.34 MGD treated effluent from EPS at Rithala
to Puducherry Power Corporation Plant at Bawana, Delhi. SPML's
current order book position is at over Rs 3000 crores. "Since
the last few months our outlook has been towards delivery
excellence and creating value for our clients. But winning
these prestigious projects during this period has given us
encouraging indications on the imminent resumption and revival
of infrastructure development programmes in the country,"
Subhash Sethi, Vice Chairman, SPML told PROJECTS INFO. The
company has recently bagged the Chevella Lift Irrigation Scheme
valued at Rs 586 crore from the Irrigation and CAD Department,
Government of Andhra Pradesh. "These new business developments
reinforce our commitment as a focused infrastructure development
conglomerate. This is one of our largest and most prestigious
projects thus far and with our established and proven capabilities
in the water & power sector, today, we are a preferred
partner to the Government Bodies and Utilities across the
country" commented Subhash Sethi.
KEC bags new order worth Rs 365 core
KEC International Ltd, a global leader in the power transmission
and distribution business, has bagged new orders in rural
electrification and transmission space aggregating to Rs 365
crore. The rural electrification orders are turnkey projects
awarded under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana
(RGGVY). These are:
Orders awarded by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution
Company Ltd (WBSEDCL) covering electrification in 3340 villages,
including providing below poverty line (BPL) service connections
and new substations. The project is scheduled to be completed
by August 2010.
Orders awarded by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL)
in Bihar, covering electrification in 16 blocks including
providing BPL service connections, new substations and augmentation
of existing substations. The projects are scheduled to be
completed by July 2010.
“The continuous inflow of rural electrification orders
reinforces our strong presence in the distribution EPC space
and we are pleasrd to be a part of the RGGVY programme, which
brings the wonders of electricity into the lives of thousands
of BPL families," an official said.
L&T opens training institute at Panvel
Recognising the risk faced by the construction industry due
to shortage of skilled workmen and to mitigate this growing
problem, L&T has opened its state-of-the-art construction
skills training institute (CSTI) at Panvel. Spread across
over 10 acres of land, the new facility with all necessary
infrastructures, can impart training to 400 youth at a time
in various trades of construction skills. Presently CSTI Panvel
imparts training in the following construction trades and
intends to add more trades in a phased manner:
System Formwork Carpentry
Bar Bending & Steel Fixing
Masonry [ Brick works & Block works]
The Panvel institute has various facilities such as Institute
Administrative Building, Hostel Building, Trade Practice Open
Yards and Trade Practice -Covered sheds. CSTI imparts higher
skills and knowledge to uneducated, unemployed and under-privileged
rural youth, so that they can be placed at their right levels.
"The training provided by CSTI is absolutely free of
cost and no charges of any nature are levied on the candidates.
L&T pays a stipend during the training period of three
months. On completion of training, necessary assistance is
provided to get them employed through the sub-contractors
in any of the projects depending on the requirement,"
said A Janakumar, Regional Training Manager [CS], L&T
Construction Skills Training Institute.
The CSTI chain, which the engineering major has started way
back in 1994-95 in Chennai, has now 5 branches in Bangalore,
Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad. These institutions
impart a structured system of training through its modular
training schools with well defined infrastructure and curricula,
testing and certification. The entire programme is accredited
by National Council for vocational Training (NCVT), New Delhi.
Gayatri Projects secures 2 new orders
Gayatri Projects Ltd has secured two new orders along with
Ratna Infrastructure Projects Pvt Ltd under Joint Venture
namely (Gayatri - Ratna joint venture) with a total projects
cost of Rs 2,131.62 crore. Gayatri Projects Ltd's share is
80 per cent and Ratna Infrastructure Projects Pvt Ltd's share
is 20 per cent. The entire works has to be
executed with in a period
of 54 months.
Bartronics bags AapKe Dwar project
Bartronics India Ltd has bagged the prestigious project "AapKe
Dwar" project from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
The project envisages setting up and running 2000 G2C kiosks
in Delhi. The project is on a Build-Operate-Transfer Model
for a period of nine years. The Company expects a minimum
revenue of Rs 5000 crore over the project period.
Avantel secures order of Rs 6.85 cr
Avantel Ltd has bagged an order of Rs 6.85 crore from the
Ministry of Defence, Government of India, for supply of Satellite
communication products to Coast Guard. The company is engaged
designing, developing and manufacturing components needed
by the wireless industry. Avantel's net profit declined 85.29
per cent to Rs 0.15 crore on 4.45 per cent fall in net sales
to Rs 6.66 crore in Q3 December 2008 over Q2 September 2008.
HD bags Rs 441 crore order
Hindustan Dorr Oliver has bagged an order worth Rs 441 crore
from Uranium Corporation of India for uranium ore processing
plant of 3000 million tpd capacity coming up at Tummalapalle
in Cuddapah district of Andhra Pradesh on Lump-Sum Turn Key
basis. The process plant may adopt innovative Alkali Pressure
Leaching process technology. Bateman of South Africa is the
technology partner for this project. The project is scheduled
to be completed within a period of 22 months.
Shriram bags Rs 70 crore order
Shriram EPC has won an order worth Rs 70 crore from Cape Energy,
an associate of Bergurruen Holdings (BHI) for 60 units of
its 250 kw wind turbines. The scope of the order includes
supply of wind electric generators including all components,
procuring of necessary licenses for operation of turbines,
erection and commissioning of turbines including all related
civil work, grid connectivity, and an annual contract for
operation and maintenance of the turbines. The order envisages
setting up a wind farm project in Tirunelveli district, Tamil
Nadu, which will have a capacity of 15 mw. The project is
likely to be completed by end-April 2009.
BHEL bags contract from MPPGCL
Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has bagged a contract worth
Rs 3,150 crore from Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company
(MPPGCL) for installing main plant package (steam turbines
and generators) at the Malwa Thermal Power project of MPPGCL.
BHEL's scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacture,
supply, erection and commissioning of steam turbines, generators,
boilers and associated auxiliaries, including transformers,
in addition to civil works for the main power block. The first
set is scheduled to go on stream in 3 years, the second set
will be commissioned in 43 months from the date of contract.
IE bags desalination plant project
Ion Exchange India has bagged a project worth Rs 126.3 crore
to set up a seawater desalination plant for NTPC Tamil Nadu
Energy Company in North Chennai for the 3x500 mw thermal power
plant at Vallur near Chennai. The scope of work includes setting
up a 3x275 m3/h seawater desalination plant using reverse
osmosis technology at Vallur to the north of Chennai. The
plant will treat the processed sea water further to give demineralised
water for use in the boiler drum for steam generation. A small
part of the reverse osmosis water will also be used as drinking
water. The work on the desalination plant is likely to start
in about a month's time. NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy is a JV between
the National Thermal Power Corporation and the Tamil Nadu
Electricity Board to set up a 3x500 mw thermal power plant.
Essar bags Rs 1k cr ONGC order
Essar Offshore Subsea, a subsidiary of Essar Projects has
bagged an order worth Rs 1,000 crore from ONGC. Essar will
modify, revamp platforms of ONGC and install new equipment
and facilities in the process complexes of Neelam and Heera
at the Western offshore fields of India. The project is scheduled
to be completed by May 2011.