Unit of India's L&T bags major Saudi, UAE power deals

$250m orders include construction of one of Saudi Arabia's longest overhead transmission lines
Unit of India's L&T bags major Saudi, UAE power deals
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By Staff writer
Sat 30 Dec 2017 03:37 PM

The power transmission and distribution business of India-based L&T Construction has bagged orders worth $250 million, including two major contracts in the Gulf region.

The company said in a statement that it has secured an order from the Saudi Electricity Company for construction of 380kV overhead transmission line between Qassim 2 and Madinah East substations.

It added that this is one of the longest lines in Saudi Arabia, with a route length of more than 400km.

In the UAE, orders have been won for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three 132/11kV substations and associated works, one each from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Shamal Development and Meraas Development.

In India, the business has also secured a major order for EPC construction of a 250MW solar plant in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh. 

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said its power transmission & distribution business has already completed 225 substations in GCC countries and 75 more are under construction.

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Last Updated: Sat 30 Dec 2017 02:45 PM GST

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