Larsen & Toubro extends workload in Middle East

Indian-based Larsen & Toubro has won a contract valued at over US $94 million (AED346 million) for the construction of six major electrical substations in Al Ain.

Indian-based Larsen & Toubro has won a contract valued at over US $94 million (AED346 million) for the construction of six major electrical substations in Al Ain.

Under the contract awarded by the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority the firm will supply and install 33/11kV primary substations to the specifications of consultant Mott MacDonald.

The project, which includes the design and construction of civil buildings and over 120km of 33kV cabling, is due to be completed within 18 months. The substations will be sited at Al Mutaredh, Al Mezyad South, Al Dhaher South, Al Qattara and Civic Centre to reinforce the region's power distribution network.

Each substation will comprise 33kV gas insulated switchgear, 11kV air insulated switchgear, 15MVA 33/11kV transformers, substation control and monitoring system, dc system and a protection and telecomms system.

In a further expansion of the firm's work in the region, Larsen & Toubro has signed a joint venture with A A Turki Contracting and Trading Corporation (ATCO) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Named Larsen & Toubro ATCO (Saudi) it will be registered as a local firm and focus on electromechanical construction for the hydrocarbon and power sector.

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