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Orders and Contracts in Brief

March 18, 2016

Punj Lloyd has announced winning a Rs.308-crore infrastructure order in Dubai. The contract has been awarded to Punj Lloyd by Front Line Investment Management Co. LLC, subsidiary of Damac Properties Development LLC, for the construction of 168 villas at Trixis Cluster of the Akoya Oxygen master development. Only 25 minutes from the centre of the city along the Umm Suqeim Expressway and spread over 55 million square feet, Akoya Oxygen is a breathtaking community offering cleaner air, naturally cooler temperatures and a carefully designed master plan and road network system to reduce pollution, with dedicated spaces for bicycles and hybrids. The community will feature a selection of opulent homes set within endless green with 18-hole championship golf course, luxurious five-star hotel as well 2,000 hotel apartments, luxury retail strip (Vista Lux) encompassing 1-million-square-foot entertainment and retail district featuring a waterway and more than 1.5 km of walkway.

Punj Lloyd has also won oil and gas EPC orders worth Rs.2,070 crore from Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) and Oman Gas Company (OGC) which are owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Oil Company SAOC. The scope of work for the contracts includes the construction of a 14-inch dia, 300-km natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline and a 32-inch dia, 301-km gas pipeline. The 14-inch dia pipeline, part of Orpic’s $6.4bn Liwa Plastic Industries Complex (LPIC), will travel from the New Fahud NGL Plant to the Steam Cracker Unit at Sohar in Oman.

In view of the increased gas demand and to ensure availability of supply, Punj Lloyd will be laying another 32-inch dia gas pipeline parallel to the existing 32-inch dia Fahud – Sohar pipeline for OGC. The pipeline is being laid to supply gas for North Power station. The scope of work also includes construction of block valve and pigging stations. Both the pipelines need to be completed within 38 and 35 months respectively.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won a major order for the supply of two 800-MW steam generators (boilers) with supercritical parameters. Valued at nearly Rs.35,000 million, the contract has been placed on BHEL by NTPC Ltd, for setting up the 2×800-MW steam generator (SG) island package at Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (TnSTPP).

The project is located within NTPC’s existing Ramagundam Power Station in Karimnagar district of Telangana. The power generated from this plant will contribute substantially to meet the demand for power aimed at providing an impetus to the development of the state. BHEL’s scope of work involves design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning and civil works for the steam generator island package. The key equipment for the contract will be manufactured at BHEL’s Trichy, Ranipet, Hyderabad, Jhansi and Bengaluru plants and the company’s power sector division will be responsible for civil works and erection/ commissioning of the equipment.

BHEL has a long-standing partnership with NTPC and has supplied over 30,000 MW of the coal-based power plants of NTPC and its JVs which account for around 80 per cent of NTPC’s coal-based installed capacity. This also includes two supercritical units of 660 MW each, which have been commissioned in Barh. In addition, close to 8,000-MW sets of NTPC and its JVs are under various stages of execution by BHEL, including 14 supercritical steam generators and seven supercritical steam turbine generators.

Gamesa India has announced a new 50 MW wind power project with Atria Power to be commissioned in Kukru wind farm, Madhya Pradesh by 31 March 2016.

The 50-MW project in Kukru is the second order the company has signed with Atria Power with the last one being a 50-MW order foreseeing commissioning in Tamil Nadu. As per the new order, Gamesa will handle the supply, erection and commissioning of 25 units of G97-2.0 MW T104 wind turbines specially designed for low wind sites in India.

This project is a part of Gamesa India’s consolidated order book for the fourth quarter of 2015 and forms part of 130-MW order book which was recently announced globally. From the past 2 years, Gamesa has maintained its leadership position in the country’s wind turbine space with unparalleled solutions and service across the wind energy value chain.

GPT Infraprojects Ltd has won a Rs.114.30-crore contract from Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for constructing approach ramps and roads for rebuilding of a railway over bridge (ROB) in West Bengal. The contract is for construction of approach ramps, including connecting road for the rebuilding of existing ROB in Bardhaman, over the Bardhaman-Durgapur Railway line, connecting Kaina link road and Katwa road with GT road in Bardhman, West Bengal. The completion period for the contract has been fixed as 18 months. The company has current orders in hand of about Rs.1,829 crore in infrastructure division.

PNC Infratech was declared the lowest bidder for the project of construction of three-lane road on both sides of Sharda Sahayak Feeder Canal from Lucknow-Faizabad Road to Lucknow-Sultanpur Road in Uttar Pradesh. The bid amount for this Public Works Department (PWD) project is Rs.293.5 crore. PNC’s total order intake during the current year has crossed Rs.2,000 crore. The firm’s order book in terms of contracts pending execution is now over Rs.4,100 crore, which includes projects where the company is lowest bidder yet to receive the letters of award (LoA).
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