L&T wins Rs844-crore civil works order for Kakrapar atomic power station

Larsen & Toubro's Infrastructure Operating Company, a division of its construction division (ECC), has secured a Rs844-crore contract from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for civil works of the main plant of reactor 3&4 at Kakrapar Atomic Power Project, Tapi (Gujarat).

The contract is one of the single largest construction orders in India's nuclear power sector, an L&T release said.

NPCIL is developing the first 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) plant indigenously, and KV Rangaswami, president (construction) and member of L&T's board, said the company "is proud to be associated with this prestigious project."
The scope of the project involves construction of reactor building, auxiliary buildings, waste management and exhaust ventilation building, heavy water upgrading plant, fabrication and erection of structural steel works involving civil, structural and architectural works. The project is to be completed in 49 months.

Over the past five years, L&T's Infrastructure Operating Company has gained expertise and in-house capabilities to fabricate critical and complex structures.