ECC Business Sectors
Buildings and Factories Sector
Institutional and Commercial Buildings
ECC undertakes turnkey construction of institutional and commercial buildings. The range covers IT/Theme Parks, international class hotels, super-speciality hospitals, office complexes and public buildings including mass construction of primary education and health centres in far-flung areas on a state-wide basis.
ECC's capability encompasses design and construction of structural framework including finishing items of works and electro-mechanical services like: heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), electrification, laundry, kitchen, building automation, vertical transportation, telecommunication networks, surveillance and security systems, plumbing and sanitary, fire protection, medical equipment, water/effluent treatment, and landscaping and horticulture.
ECC specialises in construction of houses of worship, sports complexes like indoor and outdoor stadia and preserving 'heritage' structures.
System Housing & Industrial Projects
ECC offers design and construction of industrial system housing using mass production techniques like heated tunnel forms, large area wall panel forms and slipform techniques of continuous construction. Using these high speed construction technology, ECC builds the reinforced walls and floor slabs in a continuous single pour. These technology cuts construction time and costs and enables mass production of flats. Adopting these techniques, ECC has successfully built one flat per day.
ECC's expertise covers design and construction of all types of industrial and storage structures. Special features include:
ECC carries out turnkey construction of cement plants from concept to commissioning, involving comprehensive engineering services. Expertise covers:
Transportation Infrastructure Sector
Hydropower and irrigation
Roads and Expressways
ECC constructs roads, highways and expressways using bitumen as well as concrete, conforming to international standards. Strengthening and widening of roads are undertaken using sophisticated equipment.
ECC constructs race tracks/test tracks for high-speed motor sports requiring precision and specialised surface treatments. ECC also undertakes maintenance of national and state highways, using sophisticated equipment for resurfacing.
ECC builds bridges of many types in various span ranges. Bridgework undertaken includes:
Precast, RCC and prestressed concrete girders launched in position
Precast and prestressed concrete truss bridges
Continuous span bridges in steel, concrete and in-situ composite construction
Box girder construction using advanced shoring systems
Balanced cantilever PSC box girder with form traveller
Single-cell continuous-span box girder by incremental launching
Precast segmental construction
ECC has the expertise to design special launching and erection techniques, including special systems formwork for concrete deck on top of steel and concrete structures. Jackdown systems are used for accelerated well-sinking.
Complete design and execution of all types of maritime structures, like:
Industrial Projects and Utilities Sector
Minerals, Metals and Bulk Handling
This business unit, undertakes EPC projects, turnkey construction services and engineered project services in the area of minerals and metals.
ECC builds plant and equipment for iron, steel and other metallurgical industries as a greenfield installation, brownfield installation as well as retrofit. This Unit caters to the following focus areas:
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals - iron & steel, aluminium, copper, zinc.
Mineral beneficiation - base metal minerals, rock phosphate, chromite, mineral sand, etc.
Engineering, procurement, manufacturing, supply of plant and equipment.
Civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation works, including trial-run and commissioning of projects.
Fabrication and erection of heavy structures.
ECC caters to the bulk material handling needs of major industries like power, port, cement, steel, alumina and mining. This Business Unit offers engineering solutions from concept to commissioning for bulk material handling system on turnkey basis for green field as well as renovation and modernisation projects.
ECC undertakes detailed design and engineering, manufacture, procurement, inspection, testing, complete civil and structural work, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work; erection and commissioning, performance guarantee tests, trouble shooting, operation and maintenance of:
Technological associates include Voest Alpine Material Handling (VAMH)-Austria, Amund-France, Cimbria Unigrain A/s-Denmark and Leitner-Italy.
Water & Utilities
ECC undertakes turnkey construction services involving civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation works with single-point responsibility, including engineering, design, procurement and commissioning works, covering water transmission and distribution systems; water treatment plants; industrial effluent treatment plants; waste water treatment and disposal; and rehabilitation of pipelines.
This Business Unit operates through two product lines - Water Transmission & Supply and Water/Waste Water/Effluent Treatment. Large-scale projects are undertaken, including the complicated work of leak-detection and rectification.
ECC has been retained as the 'Total Solution Provider' for consulting and execution of revamping of old pipelines in Maharashtra.
ECC undertakes operation and maintenance of water supply schemes, treatment plants and solid waste composting plants.
L&T-ECC Workshops, an ISO 9002 certified shop is located at Neervalur near Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu. Situated on a 68 acre land, it has 9200 sq.m area of covered shed, 12,000 sq.m area of open gantry yard, trial assembly yard with EOT/gantry/crawler cranes and sant/grit blasting and painting facilities for fabrication of power plant structures; steel bridges; windmill towers; material handling equipment; paint shop structures for automobile industry; space frames and spatial frames for building roofs; pressure vessels, tanks (mild steel and stainless steel), filters and scrubbers; aero-bridges and jack-up platforms; reformer structures; hydel projects --gates and stop logs; monopole towers; and steel plant structures and equipment.
Hydro Carbon and Power Sector
Hydrocarbon Construction & Pipeline
In association with other divisions of L&T, ECC offers detailed engineering, procurement, comprehensive construction and erection services in civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation works for petrochemical and refinery, chemical, fertilizer including oil & gas projects and cross-country pipelines.
Turnkey packages are undertaken for fire protection systems, HVAC, floating and fixed roof tankages, cooling towers, cooling water treatment plant, fired heaters, effluent and water treatment plants. Turnkey construction services, including detailed design for LNG and LPG terminals, are also undertaken.
Petrochemicals and Refineries
Complete civil and structural works, intricate process plant piping, erection of stationary and rotating equipment, erection of very heavy and tall columns, vessels, underground piping network inside and outside battery limits, erection and testing of column internals, viz. valve trays, chimney trays, tower packing.
Fabrication and erection of fired heaters, storage tanks, hortonspheres, shutdown maintenance and revamping works including electrical system design, project electrification, control and automation systems are also undertaken
Oil & Gas and Cross-country Pipelines
Execution of cross-country pipeline projects involving laying, testing, pre- commissioning and commissioning of pipelines; civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation including design, engineering and procurement for composite station works, cathodic protection system for pipelines/stations, OFC laying, testing and commissioning, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) works for perennial river crossings.
Fertilisers and Chemicals
Thermal & Non-Conventional Power
ECC has extensive experience in construction of power plants - thermal, gas- based open/combined cycle, diesel, cogeneration, solar and other non-conventional plants. ECC offers:
Construction and erection services include:
Turnkey services are offered for natural and induced draft cooling towers, chimneys, coal- and ash-handling systems, water and effluent treatment systems, compressed air/fire protection/HVAC systems, complete plant electrification, instrumentation, switchyards and transmission lines.
ECC, complemented by the strengths of L&T's other Divisions, provides EPC services in the power sector.
Power Transmission & Distribution Sector
Transmission Line & Railway Electrification and TLT Works
Turnkey construction of EHV transmission line works is a major area of operation for ECC. With ISO certified tower manufacturing facilities in Pondicherry and Pithampur, ECC's transmission line construction works have gone beyond Indian shores. Today, it has established niche markets in West Asia, South East Asia and SAARC countries with high quality products and services. ECC leads the way in railway electrification works in the country.
ECC undertakes design, survey, supply, erection testing and commissioning of transmission lines up to 400 kV.
ECC undertakes route survey, design and engineering, equipment sourcing, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of traction overhead system, switching stations, trackside transformer stations and grid sub-stations. ECC's clientele includes Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE), Allahahad and Zonal Railways, as well as private clients for railway siding electrification. Services offered include:
Manufacture and supply of galvanised steel structures, portals and masts for overhead equipment
Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of overhead equipment, booster transformer stations, stringing of catenary and contact wires for 25 kV AC railway traction systems
Complete design, equipment sourcing, erection, testing and commissioning of 25 kV and 2 x 25 kV AC traction substation involving SCOTT connected and V- connected transformer.
ECC has ISO 9001-certified tower manufacturing facilities at Pondicherry and Pithampur, with an installed capacity of 24,000 tpa and 18,000 tpa respectively.
Both plants are incorporated with the latest CNC line for fabrication of towers and microprocessor-based temperature controlled eco-friendly systems for galvanization of tower members.
A 40,000 tpa rolling mill at Pondicherry, also ISO-certified, produces angles and rebars, providing backward integration.
Hydel & Nuclear Sector
ECC has the capability to construct critical and complex structures for Nuclear Power. It has the distinction of having executed almost all the Nuclear Power Plants in the country including heavy water plants. ECC also offers comprehensive construction services for building
hydro power and irrigation structures.
Nuclear Power Projects
ECC has experience in construction of:
ECC also manufactures and supplies building materials. In technical collaboration with Doka of Austria, ECC manufactures 'system formwork' components in steel and timber. ECC supplies and places in position 'Ready Mix Concrete' - the high quality concrete of various grades to meet individual customer requirements at their premises.
ECC undertakes design, fabrication and supply of formwork systems for various applications. In technical collaboration with Doka Formwork and Scaffolding Company of Austria, ECC manufactures and markets these formwork components in India and neighbouring countries. ECC also offers project consultancy services, and provides experts for on-site training. Systems marketed include large-area wall formwork, column formwork, flex system for RC floors upto 4.5 m, heavy-duty towers for heavy and tall floors above 5m in height, automatic climbing formwork system and advanced formwork systems, like Frami, used for casting RC walls and columns.
ECC's state-of-the-art plant at Pondicherry manufactures H-16/H-20 timber beams with a capacity of about 6 lakh running metres per annum. A production plant for manufacture of steel components up to 5000 tpa is also a part of the formwork unit. Formwork Department is ISO 9002 certified for manufacture and marketing of formwork systems; technical training services to the customers and slipform site operations.
Slipform means a continuously moving form, moving at such a speed that the concrete when exposed has already achieved enough strength to support the vertical pressure from concrete still in the form as well as to withstand nominal lateral forces. This system is more suitable for structures with uniform cross-sections or uniformly varying cross-sections. Slipform technique of continuous construction is used for cores of multi-storeyed structures, tall chimneys, vertical silos and RCC pylons......
With the help of tunnel forms, room size walls and slabs can be cast together like a portal in a single pour of concrete. To facilitate removal of the form, block work or precast walls are provided for the facade. Generally these forms are made of steel components and results in high productivity by repeated usage. This is ideally used for construction of mass system housing.
Ready Mix Concrete
L&T Concrete is produced at Ready-Mix-Concrete (RMC) plants at Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. RMC comprises cement, aggregates, water and other ingredients which are weightbatched at these centrally-located plants. It is then delivered to the construction site in L&T transit mixers.
The key to the effectiveness of L&T Concrete lies in the technology used at all stages - from mixing to delivery. L&T's experience in the cement industry - both as a leading manufacturer and major consumer for all its own projects - ensures that technology used and the quality of concrete are on par with international standards.
India's changing economic landscape is transforming patterns of business, and offers new perspectives in setting up of major infrastructural projects. ECC's Developmental Projects Business Unit is geared to meet these emerging opportunities
The target segments are projects which will be executed on the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT), Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), Build-Own-Lease-and-Transfer (BOLT) principles, and other variants.
These projects could typically be promoted by entrepreneurs/consortiums comprising private and public sector companies, financial institutions and multinationals.
ECC seeks to play a key role in a scenario where BOOT and BOT projects will constitute a dominant share of all major new projects.
The Development Projects Business Unit draws on ECC's traditional strengths and wide-ranging experience in executing projects on EPC basis.
Resources & Supply Chain Management
Resources & Supply Chain Management is responsible for Plant & Machinery, Materials Management, Resources Planning, Vendor / Subcontracts Management and Information Systems, in terms of standardization, sustaining systems, classification, ratings, materials planning and procurement
Plant & Machinery
Plant & Machinery Business Unit, which is part of Resources & Supply Chain Management function, has India's largest fleet of Construction Equipment worth around Rs.770 Crore and numbering more than 12,000 pieces of equipment. The fleet comprises of a wide range of sophisticated and specialized equipment for achieving speed, quality and cost-effective construction.
The asset base includes Heavy Duty Cranes, Heavy Earthmovers, Asphalt, Batching & Crushing Plants, Asphalt & Concrete Pavers, Vibratory Compactors, Concrete Pumps, Booms Placers, Drilling Jumbos, Rock bolting / Shotcreting machines, On / Offshore Hydraulic Drilling Rigs, Core Drilling Machines, Winders, Compressors, D.G.Sets and Mobile Crushing units.
Materials Management Department, which is the most important link in Supply Chain Management, supports global operations of ECC by catering to the needs of all the projects, factories and offices by constantly enhancing input efficiency for our operations. The function of Materials Management Department includes procurement from both indigenous and overseas markets, storage, logistics, inventory management at regional stores, disposal etc. the overall operations of Material Management Department are monitored from ECC's Headquarters in Chennai.
Resources Planning Department at HQ takes care of allocation, distribution and movement of Staff and Plant & Machinery to meet the requirements for deployment in various regions and overseas across the company. Resources dept in the Regional Offices takes care of this function with the regions and also acts as a resource center to support project sites with data on subcontractors available for various types of works.
Information Systems applications enhance internal efficiency of Business Process by eliminating redundant process nodes, optimizing productivity and reducing business costs.
This Department takes care of company's IT requirements Information, Planning & Organization, Acquisition & Implementation, Delivery & Support and maintenance. It also takes care of IT resources e.g., people application system, technology, facilities and data.
Construction Enterprise Management (CeMA) / EIP - the Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) of ECC is a web-enabled Project Management System, developed and optimised internally on a 24 X 7 VPN network infrastructure.
Health, Safety & Environment
At ECC, safety is given the highest priority. The Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Policy enunciated by the Corporate Management lays emphasis on Safety, Health and Environment through a structured approach and a well defined organization. systems and procedures have been established for implementing the requisites of safety at all stages of construction and in respect of plant machinery and materials.
Good quality products and customer satisfaction are two basic requirements of business. Well-structured quality management systems ensure good quality, safety, reliability and controlled cost at every stage of construction with a view to enhancing customer satisfaction and adding to stakeholder value. ECC's quality management programme, initiated in its early days was given a further thrust when it was brought under ISO certification during early '90s.
ECC's Corporate Communications Department disseminates vital information of the Division, its products and services for internal and external customers. ECC's in -house magazine "ECC News" is a people-oriented magazine offering insight on the spectrum of ECC's management philosophy and employee's achievements including their family members. "ECC Concord", A customer-specific quarterly journal, is meant for the external public. The department produces corporate films and project capsules, handles media relations for the company and provides marketing communication support through print public and other electronic media.
Personnel & Human Resources Department
Just as ECC has been the story of shaping an institution that stands today for the highest standards of quality, innovation and service to the customers across the globe, its Personnel abd Human Resources Department has been a chronicle of attracting, holding and moulding the finest talent in India.
A strategic business partner, P&HR department, has been key to delivering the business advantage. The focus areas of Recruitment and Training ensure the induction and grooming of talent, supported ably with a robust Performance Management System that helps nurture a culture of meritocracy. The system wing of P&HR department, which has pioneered many indigenous IT solutions, has been the backbone of all HR activities.
Finance, Accounts and Administration
Finance, Accounts and Administration Department administers the finance and accounts related policies of the Company at all our establishments - Headquarters, Regional / Zonal Offices and Project Sites. Besides this, the department manages the working capital for the Division through effective funds management, monitoring of receivables and vendor financing. It also ensures compliance of statutory requirements and internal controls at Regional Offices and project sites.
International Projects Executed