Muscat: Larsen & Toubro Construction’s power transmission and distribution business unit has won its single largest order in the Middle East from Kahramaa—the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation—for its ongoing Qatar Electricity Transmission Network Expansion Plan-Phase XIII, according to a company release.
Through this ambitious project, Kahramaa intends to expand the existing power transmission network to meet the ever-increasing demand for power due to developmental works in the State of Qatar.
The prestigious $817 million order will involve the engineering, procurement and construction of 30 new Gas Insulated Substations of varying voltage levels of 220 kV (kilowatt), 132 kV and 66 kV and approximately 560 km of 132 kV and 66 kV underground cables under various definite and framework packages. The works for the project are spread all over the State of Qatar, including both freshly developed, as well as already developed areas.
The project is scheduled for completion in phases lasting 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 (L&T).
“We have been associated with Kahramaa for over a decade, which has put in place a programme well ahead of the times to provide sufficient power and water for Qatar. We look forward to furthering this significant strategic relationship and continuing to play a key role in making Qatar proud and a very modern State,” he added.
After being involved in Phases VIII, X, XI and XI-A, this mandate from Kahramaa represents a repeat order for Phase XII. Previously, Kahrama has awarded L&T more than 40 sub-stations and approximately 100 kilometres of high-voltage cabling projects worth nearly $1.1 billion. The projects are being executed by L&T to the highest standards of safety and quality.
Last month, the Power Transmission and Distribution Business, the construction arm of L&T, had won orders worth $181 million from Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Qatar has, within a few decades, developed into a modern state with a high standard of living, which has resulted in increased demand for power. Kahramaa is the sole transmission and distribution system owner and operator for the electricity and water sectors in Qatar and is well known for the quality of power it supplies.
L&T’s Power Transmission and Distribution business is a leading EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) player in the field of transmission and distribution business, offering integrated solutions and end-to-end services, ranging from design, manufacturing, supply, installation and commissioning of transmission lines, underground cable networks (both power and control), sub-stations, distribution networks, electrical and instrumentation works for power, process and infrastructure projects, in both domestic and international markets. On the renewable energy side, the business provides turnkey EPC services for projects on photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants.