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Sensex-listed L&T wins Indian Air Force, UAE, and Africa contracts

Contracting giant Larsen & Toubro to also build power plants in Thailand, Ethiopia, and Uganda, and sewage facilities in Gujarat

L&T is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange.
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L&T is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange.

The construction arm of India’s BSE Sensex-listed Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded contracts to build power projects in the UAE, Thailand, Ethiopia, and Uganda, and a project each for the Indian Air Force and Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited.

In a missive to Sensex, L&T said its Indian contracts included an order for urban electricity distribution from a state utility, with its scope including the replacement of existing high- and low-transmission overhead cable lines with underground cables.

L&T will also build 11kV feeders for load bifurcation for the project, which is expected to help avoid unscheduled power cuts during heavy rains or winds.

Its power contracts also include an order for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 132kV underground cables in the UAE.

In Africa, L&T has been contracted to establish distribution networks for medium- and low-voltage distribution lines and last-mile consumer connections in Ethiopia and Uganda.

L&T’s construction business is also part of a consortium awarded a contract for the supply and construction of battery energy storage systems for 115kV substations in Thailand’s Chaiuaphum and Lopburi provinces.

Meanwhile, the defence business unit of L&T’s heavy civil infrastructure business has won an order from a major defence public sector undertaking organisation – referred to as PSUs in India – for an Indian Air Force project that is due to complete in 33 months.

L&T’s scope for the government scheme includes the construction of underground specialised regional coordination cell (RCC), with waterproofing, electrical works, and internal and external services.

Separately, L&T has also bagged engineering, procurement, and construction orders from Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited.

As part of the Gujarat contracts, L&T will be tasked with the supply, lowering, laying, jointing, testing, and commissioning of a pipeline from Brahmani Dam 2 to Chakampar village and from Chakampar to Nava Sadulka.

The contracts for part of Packages 2 and 3 of the Gujarat contract, and also include operation and maintenance for five years in Morbi district, with L&T stating that the wins marked repeat orders from Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited.

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