News | January 7, 2014

L&T Wins Saudi Aramco Contract For Construction Of Transmission Lines

Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) recently said that its construction division, through ts fully owned subsidiary L&T Saudi Arabia LLC, had bagged a major international engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order from the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).

Larsen & Toubro Saudi Arabia LLC is one among multiple joint ventures of L&T in the high-growth market of Saudi Arabia, a press release from the company said.

The release said the order was construction of 55 km of 230kV double circuit overhead transmission line and underground cabling.  The purpose of this project is to replace the existing 115kV electrical power supply system by the new 230kV power system at the Abu Ali Plants to overcome existing electrical system deficiencies and to meet future electrical demand load required by Berri field to maintain the production at 250 MBCD and to support Karan and Arabiyah fields.

The scope of the contract involves detailed design, engineering, site investigation, survey, material procurement, transportation, installation, as-built documentation, training, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning of the onshore facilities associated with construction of 230kV double circuits, overhead transmission lines/power cables from Wasit Cogeneration sub-station with associated gantries and transmission yards up to the beach transition yard at Khurasaniyah area and from Abu Ali Plant 230kV substation with associated gantries and transmission yards up to the beach transition yard at Abu Ali Island.

The project will be completed in 26 months, the release said.

“With significant growth potential in oil production in the kingdom, the winning of this order not only comes at a most opportune time but is also strategic from the point of view of L&T’s capability to execute such projects in an extremely competitive environment.  It is also a significant step forward in L&T’s expansion plans in to the international arena,” Mr. S N Subrahmanyan, Member of the Board and Sr. Executive Vice President, L&T said.

SOURCE: Larsen & Toubro (L&T)