Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has signed a contract valued
at $23 million with Lafarge Surma Cement, Bangladesh,
for constructing a 17-km-long cross-national belt conveyor.
will convey limestone and shale from the mines in the
hilly terrain of Shella Bazar, Meghalaya (India), to the
marshy plains of Chhatak, Bangladesh, where Lafarge is
putting up a cement plant. This is the longest belt conveyor
to be constructed in India and is to be executed in 24
months by ECC, the construction division of L&T.
executive vice-president (industrial and electrical projects
and utilities) K G Hariharan signed the contract on behalf
of L&T on 25 September 2002. The scope of the turnkey
project undertaken in association with Aumund, France,
includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection,
testing and commissioning of the conveying system. The
conveyor will follow the ground contour along its entire
route and will have horizontal as well as vertical curves.
self-propelled vehicles for maintenance will move over
the conveyor gallery. This will be closed to avoid outside
disturbances. Location of the construction site near Cheerapunji,
which has the worlds highest rainfall, will be yet
another challenge to project execution.
had 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 (DHDT) and hydrogen package for the Panipat
plant of Indian Oil Corporation.
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 326.20 million, and for the supply and commissioning
of equipment for pyro-processing upgradating for JP Cement,
the order value being Rs 85 million.
major order bagged during the period is from Gujarat State
Petronet for carrying out pipeline composite works between
Paguthan and Baroda and is valued at Rs 1,107.30 million.
Lafarge Surma Cement also has placed a Rs 1,087.5-million
order on L&T for constructing a long-belt conveyor.
bagged during August 2002 is another interesting order
from Business Parks of Mauritius 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 the construction
of Cyber Tower with a built-up area of about 45,000 sq
another contract worth Rs 282.5 million, L&T will
construct an administrative building for Cognizant Solutions.
Andhra Pradesh Generation Corporation has placed an order
on L&T to construct VTPS cooling towers under a Rs
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 397.3 million.