Projects Info | 02-08 March, 2008

Contract awarded

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 308 crore.

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 22 months.

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]
Welder [Structural]
Welder [Piping]

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 in
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.


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