L&T Arm Bags Transmission Line Contracts worth Rs 2500 Cr to Rs 5000 Cr in Bangladesh

Indian construction engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won a slew of transmission line orders ranging between Rs 2,500 crore to Rs 5,000 crore of worth for its Power Transmission & Distribution (T&D) business in Bangladesh.

January 20, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Indian construction engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won a slew of transmission line orders ranging between Rs 2,500 crore to Rs 5,000 crore of worth for its Power Transmission & Distribution (T&D) business in Bangladesh.

The company’s power transmission and distribution business vertical has been a leading EPC player in the field of power transmission & distribution and renewable energy.

The scope of work under these packages includes design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of extra high voltage transmission lines on turnkey basis.

Bangladesh, a fast-growing economy in the region, has embarked on a programme to alleviate infrastructure deficiencies and upgrade its power system to sustain the growth.

In line with this, to cater to the power demand in the emerging load centers and the Greater Dhaka region, several projects were afoot including construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant.

Commenting on the development, T. Madhava Das, Whole-Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities), said that “as Bangladesh aims to achieve universal electricity access this year, the enhancement of power transfer capacity will improve the reliability and efficiency of the country’s grid and facilitate integrated development of its capital and the economic growth centers. These projects also will give a fillip to the cross-border electricity trade. The recent wins strengthen the leadership position of our business that caters to power transmission & distribution and renewables EPC projects in the region.”

The Power T&D business of the company offers integrated solutions and end-to-end services, ranging from design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of transmission lines, substations, underground cable networks, distribution networks, power quality improvement projects, infrastructure electrification, fiber-optic backbone infrastructure, solar photovoltaic (PV) plants including floating solar, battery energy storage systems, mini and micro grid projects and related digital solutions.

Besides Indian subcontinent, the company has a strong presence in the SAARC, Middle East, Africa and the ASEAN regions.

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