Chennai Metro| L&T Construction gets orders worth Rs. 1,960 cr

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Chennai: Indicating an uptick in the public infrastructure space, the construction arm of Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) announced it had won orders worth Rs.1,960 crore across its various businesses. At a time when real estate construction, one of the main businesses of the company, has been affected by lack of demand, these fresh orders provide a major breather for L&T Construction, the biggest division of the company.

L&T Construction said its water and effluent treatment business secured orders worth Rs.1,053 crore from the Water Resource Department, Government of Odisha, for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of 34 lift irrigation schemes in various districts of the eastern State.

“The major scope involves construction of 34 intake wells and delivery chambers, supply and laying of 400 km of ductile iron pipelines with diameters ranging from 300 mm to 1200 mm, 400 km of HDPE (high density polyethylene) pipelines with diameters ranging from 200 to 280 mm and 34 km of mild steel pipelines with diameters ranging from 700 to 1200 mm,” the company said in a statement

The order also involves supply and installation of 96 vertical turbine pumps of capacities ranging from 80 to 470 kW and other associated works. The project is scheduled to be completed in 30 months, the company said.

Similarly, the heavy civil infrastructure business of the company bagged orders worth Rs.889 crore. These include a contract from Chennai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. for the construction of Chennai Metro line Package 03 Underground (balance works).

“The scope involves engineering, procurement and construction of 4 stations at AG-DMS, Teynampet, Nandanam, Saidapet and Saidapet ramp portion with associated tunnel works. Other works include mechanical, electrical, plumbing and architectural works at these stations. The project is scheduled to be completed in 20 months,” L&T Construction said.

Another order valued at Rs.422 crore has been bagged by its joint venture L&T Geostructure-Bauer for the construction of a cut-off wall in the Indira Sagar dam project at Polavaram, Andhra Pradesh, a first-of-its-kind project in India. L&T Geostructure’s share in the joint venture is 50 per cent.

The scope includes the construction of a 1,500 metre long and 1.5 metre wide plastic concrete diaphragm cut-off wall, with depths varying from 40 to 120 metres.

“This business also secured orders in Tuticorin and Chennai for piling and diaphragm wall works. Additional orders have also been received from other businesses,” L&T said.

L&T shares slid 1.41 per cent to close at Rs 1,321.95 on the BSE.

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