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L&T secures Rs 3300 crore water supply orders

New Delhi : Engineering & construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged a slew of water supply projects totalling over Rs 3300 crore across India in recent weeks, including a major order from the the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

The water and effluent business of L&T Construction has secured engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) orders from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for study, survey, investigation, assessment, design validation and revamping of the entire supply system for Pune.

The scope of the project includes supply, laying, testing and commissioning of water transmission pipelines, optical fibre cable ducts, construction of sumps & house service connections along with water audit, non-revenue water reduction, bill reading & generation and other associated electromechanical and instrumentation work.

“We are delighted to have bagged this very prestigious order which has the potential to be a game-changer in the realm of water infrastructure development,” said L&T Construction Senior Vice President & Head – Water & Smart World Communication S Rajavel.

“With potable water becoming increasingly scarce globally, Pune city is leading the way with this ambitious project which also reaffirms our status as one of the foremost providers of vital water infrastructure in the country", he added.

The water and effluent business had also secured an EPC order from Bangalore Development Authority for executing utility development and management for Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout on a design, build & operate (DBO) basis for package-1.

The scope includes 360 km of potable water supply, sewage collection & recycle water supply network and 85 km of precast utility ducts. Also, five sewage treatment plants of combined capacity 22.5 million litre per day (MLD) using advanced sewage treatment technology – MBR have been proposed under the project.

The company also got an EPC order from the Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam Maryadit (MPJNM) for providing water to the Seoni and Chappara blocks of Seoni district. The scope includes supply and laying of pipelines, design and construction of intake pump houses, water treatment plant & various water storage structures including house service connections.

Both the order were worth Rs 1255 crore.

During the month, the company had also bagged an order worth Rs 371 crore in Odisha. The EPC order was secured from Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department of Odisha for providing water supply to Komana, Nuapada, Boden and Khariar blocks of Nuapada district.

The scope of work includes supply and laying of transmission & distribution pipelines, design and construction of an intake well, pump houses, water treatment plants and water storage structures with associated electromechanical & instrumentation works.


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