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L&T wins slew of key power projects across Middle East

Larsen and Toubro lands $600 mn deal in Saudi’s Amaala project, and key power utility orders in UAE, Kuwait and other Middle Eastern countries

L&T wins slew of key power projects across Middle East

Indian engineering and construction giant Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) has won a slew of orders across the Middle East, the company said this week.

The construction wing of the conglomerate has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth more than ₹5,000 crore (about $600 million) to build clean energy generation and power utilities for an ultra-luxury tourism destination in the Red Sea zone in Saudi Arabia.

L&T’s construction arm has been chosen as the turnkey EPC contractor to build various systems related to renewable energy generation and utilities for the Amaala project, the company said in a press release.

Amaala, spanning an area of 4,155 sq. km, is an ultra-luxury resort set in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Natural Reserve along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast.

Once completed, this zone will have 25 hotels and 900 luxury residential villas, apartments and estate homes alongside high-end retail establishments, fine dining, wellness and recreational facilities.

The consortium of the United Arab Emirates’s (UAE’s) clean energy powerhouse, Masdar, and French energy utility Electricite de France SA (EDF) has signed the concession agreement for the fully integrated utility project with the developers of AMAALA.

L&T has entered into an EPC agreement with the EDF and Masdar, the company said.

“The award of this prestigious contract stands testimony to the synergistic strength of diverse offerings of L&T Construction in providing innovative solutions to customers keen on sustainable, clean and reliable electricity and water systems,” T. Madhava Das, whole-time director and senior executive vice-president of utilities at L&T, said.

The projects assigned to L&T include an improved independent renewable energy setup, consisting of roughly 250 Megawatt peak (MWp) in solar photovoltaic facilities and more than 700 Megawatt hours (MWh) in battery energy storage capabilities.

The scope for power systems also involves biofuel-based internal combustion engines, three gas insulated substations, high voltage transmission lines and medium voltage distribution networks, the company said.

The scope for water systems involves constructing a 37 million liters per day (MLD) seawater reverse osmosis plant, 6 MLD sewage treatment plants, marine works including intake and outfall, tank farms, potable water network, wastewater network and treated sewage effluent network.

In a separate development, the power transmission and distribution business of L&T Construction has secured key orders in the Middle East region, the company announced on Thursday, 28 December.

In the UAE, L&T has won an engineering, supply, construction, installation, testing and commissioning order for a 400/132 kilovolts (kV) substation

The scope of the order also includes associated transformer, reactor and substation control and monitoring systems, the company said in a press release.

L&T said it also won an order to set up 400kV overhead transmission lines along with associated 400kV underground cable interconnections in Kuwait. This transmission segment of more than 100km route length will help to evacuate and generate power, it said.

Additional orders have been won in ongoing substation orders in the region, the company said without divulging further details of the projects on the financial component of all the projects.

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