India's L&T, UAE's Tecton win EPC contract for desal plant in Gujarat

The project will produce 100 million litres of water per day, and the L&T-Tecton JV will operate and maintain it for 10 years

An Indo-Emirati JV of L&T and Tecton has won the contract.
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An Indo-Emirati JV of L&T and Tecton has won the contract.

A joint venture (JV) of India’s Bombay Stock Exchange-listed Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and UAE-based Tecton Engineering & Construction has won a contract to build and operate a 100 million litres per day (MLD) desalination plant from Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation.

In its bourse missive, L&T said it would work as lead contractor for the project, with the contract covering engineering, procurement, and construction services. 

The contract's scope also includes design, construction, and the commissioning of its seawater intake structure and pump house, in addition to the delivery of a high-density polyethylene conveyance pipeline and a raw water storage reservoir.

The JV will also deliver other associated electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation works as part of the ‘significant’ contract, which L&T qualifies as one valued between $145.5m and $363.9m.

Additionally, the Indo-Emirati JV will deliver automation services for the plant, including online measurements and control through distributed control systems, as well as operations and maintenance works for 10 years.

Upon completion, the scheme will serve the Petroleum, Chemicals, and Petrochemicals Investment Region in Gujarat’s Dahej district.

Commenting on the contract win, chief executive officer and managing director of L&T, SN Subrahmanyan – who was ranked #13 in 2019 Construction Week Power 100 – said: “This is the largest desalination plant awarded till date for industrial applications and I am glad that L&T is playing a critical role to ensure sustainable water supply to the industries in the Dahej district of Gujarat.”

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