L&T Secures Rs. 418 crore (USD 94 million) Order for Substations in UAE

Mumbai, January 3, 2007: Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) has secured an order valued at Rs. 418 crore (USD 94.33 million and AED 346. 68 million) from the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority for the construction of six major electrical substations in the Al Ain sector of Abu Dhabi.  According to the terms of the contract, L&T will supply and install 33/11kV primary substations to the specifications of the international consultant Mott MacDonald. The project, which includes design and construction of civil building and over 120 km of 33 kV cabling, will be completed within 18 months.

The L&T-built substations will come up at Al Mutaredh, Al Mezyad South, Al Dhaher South, New Al Qua’a, Al Qattara and Civic Centre to reinforce the region’s power distribution network and help meet the increased demands for power in the region. 
Each substation consists of 33 kV gas insulated switchgear, 11 kV air insulated switchgear, 15 MVA 33 / 11 kV transformers, substation control and monitoring system, protection and telecommunication system, DC system and auxiliaries. The contract also encompasses design and installation of utilities such as air conditioning and lighting systems.