L&T Construction wins US$817mn order from Qatar’s Kahramaa

LT KaahramaS.N. Subrahmanyan, deputy managing director and president, L&T, and Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, Kahramaa president, sign the contract. (Photo: L&T)The power transmission and distribution business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction has won its single largest order in the Middle East from Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation) for its ongoing Qatar Electricity Transmission Network Expansion Plan-Phase XIII

Through ambitious project, KAHRAMAA intends to expand the existing power transmission network to meet the increasing demand for power due to the developmental works in the country.

The US$817mn order will involve the engineering, procurement and construction of 30 new gas insulated substations of varying voltage levels of 220kV, 132kV and 66kV and approximately 560km of 132kV and 66kV underground cables under various definite and framework packages. The works of the project are spread all over Qatar, including both freshly developed as well as already developed areas.

The project is scheduled for completion in phases from 15 to 32 months.

“The development drive in Qatar is in high gear and we are proud to be partnering in it by bagging yet another prestigious project from Kahramaa,” said S.N. Subrahmanyan, deputy managing director and president, Larsen & Toubro.

After being involved in Phases VIII, X, XI and XI-A, this mandate from Kahramaa represents a repeat order for Phase XII. Previously, Kahramaa has awarded L&T more than 40 substations and approximately 100km of high-voltage cabling projects worth nearly US$1.1bn.

Last month, L&T Construction had won orders worth US$181mn from Oman and the UAE.

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