Mumbai: The engineering and construction division of Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T), India's largest engineering, construction and cement conglomerate, has booked orders aggregating to an impressive Rs 10,020.5 million in August 2002.
The biggest among these is an order for Rs 5,809.7 million. It involves executing diesel hydrotreater and hydrogen package for the Panipat plant of Indian Oil Corporation.
Two more orders received during the same period are for the procurement, fabrication and installation of clamp on structure at EC, SE, IM, SU, NM and NH platforms for ONGC, valued at Rs 326.2 million, and for the supply and commissioning of equipment for pyro-processing upgradation for JP Cement. The order value for the second order being Rs 85 million.
Another major order bagged during the period is from Gujarat State Petronet for carrying out pipeline composite works between Paguthan and Baroda - it is valued at Rs 1,107.3 million. Lafarge Surma Cement also has placed a Rs 1,087.5-million order on L&T for constructing a long-belt conveyor.
Also bagged during August 2002 is another interesting order from Business Parks of Mauritius Ltd for the construction of the Ebene Cyber city in Mauritius for Rs 735 million. This is a state-of-the-art knowledge park spread across an area of 150 acres and consists of constructing the Cyber Tower with a built-up area of about 45,000 sq mtrs.
Under another contract worth Rs 282.50 million, L&T will construct an administrative building for Cognizant Solutions. And, Andhra Pradesh Generation Corporation has placed an order worth Rs 190 million with L&T to construct VTPS cooling towers.
The other orders won by L&T during August 2002 are from SAP Labs, National Aluminium Company, Goldern Distilleries, BelleVue Clinic, Tata Hydro Electric Power Authority, Central Railways and Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board and their total value is Rs 397.30 million.
"These orders are the result of integrated efforts by L&T to continually optimise its costs and delivery schedules and benchmark itself with global construction majors in terms of IT-enabling the project management," L&T deputy managing director A Ramakrishna.