The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro Ltd reported new orders worth Rs. 3,627 crore it won in September 2014. The Buildings & Factories business bagged a residential order valued at Rs. 1,231 crore from a private developer for the construction of two residential towers (208m & 232m) in Mumbai. The towers comprise three basements, a ground and a podium each with 53 and 60 floors, respectively. L&T’s scope includes civil, structural, finishing and MEP works. L&T’s Power Transmission and Distribution business won total orders worth Rs. 1,559 crore which included a Rs. 346-crore major turnkey order from Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Ltd for the supply, erection, testing and commissioning of a 400kV D/C transmission line between Korattur-Thervaikandikai-Manali in Chennai.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has won a major contract for setting up a supercritical thermal power project on EPC basis from Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd. The Rs. 3,536-crore order is for setting up a 1×800 MW coal-fired supercritical thermal unit at Wanakbori in Kheda district of Gujarat. Significantly, this is the first-ever project of 800 MW unit rating ordered in the country on EPC basis and is also the highest valued order placed by GSECL. With this project, BHEL has now won orders for supply and installation of 33 supercritical boilers and 28 turbines of 660, 700 & 800 MW ratings.

Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, Kerala, has invited a tender for the construction of aircraft parking bays, taxi links and installation of associated airfield ground lighting systems in connection with the new international terminal building. The scope of work includes construction of aircraft parking rigid pavement, two taxi links with flexible pavement including ground improvement work using dry vibro stone columns with bottom feed method, RCC slab culverts and storm water drain as well as supply, installation, testing and commissioning of high masts and airfield ground lighting systems for taxiways consisting of inset taxiway centre line lights, taxiway edge lights, guidance signboards with associated cabling, constant current regulators, transformers and connectors. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 162.45 crore and the period of completion is 18 months.

The PEB division of Richa Industries Ltd, a leading construction and engineering company, has secured a Rs. 48-crore order from BHEL in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, for the construction of an HVDC building for PGCIL. The scope of work entails engineering design, material supply, fabrication, shipment, erection and commissioning of the building. The area of building will be around 11,600 sq. m with standing seam roof including liner panel and insulation. Richa will construct the building with a clear span of 70.5m. The company will complete the project by nearly halfway of next year.

Era Buildsys Ltd, the pre-engineered mega steel structure arm of Era Group, has been awarded a contract amounting to Rs. 24.05 crore by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd for design, fabrication, supply and erection of pre-engineered steel roof structures for 10 elevated stations.

UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd, a Government of Uttar Pradesh undertaking, has invited bids for pre- and post- award engineering consultancy services for the 1×660 MW Panki supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant extension project on turnkey basis. The existing 2×110 MW Panki power plant is located 15 km from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The scope of work involves evaluation of tenders, review of design engineering, drawings, documents and reports, test certificates, inspection reports, and supervision during construction and commissioning.

Elsamex SA, the Spanish arm of IL&FS Transportation Networks, has received an order from Ethiopian Roads Authority for the construction of Ambo-Wolliso road upgrading project having a total length of 62.7 km. The project, which is to be executed within 36 months, is funded by World Bank and is estimated to cost Rs. 363 crore.

Government of Uttar Pradesh has laid the foundation stone of Rs. 350 crore worth of projects associated with King George’s Medical University in state capital Lucknow. These include a modern education block, three blocks of different types of residential quarters, a 100-bed boys hostel, virtual classrooms, hospital computerisation and fibre optic cable network. He also laid the stone for an institute of skills including a 250-bed girls hostel, a 650-bed nurses hostel and a 932-bed boys hostel. Tenders for these projects are likely to be invited shortly.

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