L&T bags order for solar pumps with standalone lighting in Maharashtra

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The Power Transmission and Distribution business of Larsen & Toubro has secured an empanelment and rate contract in Maharashtra to provide off-grid DC solar photovoltaic water pumping systems with standalone lighting systems. These systems—to be deployed for farmers in the Aurangabad, Nashik and Pune revenue divisions—will have provision for mobile charging, transfer of automated meter reading and water discharge reading data.

Overseas, in the United Arab Emirates, the business has secured an order for the design, supply and construction of a 132 KV Substation project with associated 132 KV cabling works from one of the government utilities.

Additional orders have been won in ongoing projects in the Middle East, according to the company.

Larsen & Toubro sees major opportunities in transmission lines, substations, distribution networks, green energy corridors and solar EPC. In year 2018-19 its solar business portfolio surpassed a cumulative capacity of 2 GW. Construction of over 500 MW capacity of grid-connected solar PV plants across India, in addition to various solar PV EPC orders, and the first-of-its-kind solar PV + 8MWh storage project are among the major orders won by the company.

L&T’s Power Transmission and Distribution business vertical is a leading EPC player in the field of power transmission & distribution and solar energy. It offers integrated solutions and end-to-end services ranging from design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of transmission lines, substations, underground cable networks, distribution networks, power quality improvement projects, infrastructure electrification, solar PV plants including floating and linear solar, battery energy storage systems and mini/micro grid projects.

Besides being a dominant player in the Indian subcontinent, the business enjoys a significant share in the Middle East, Africa and ASEAN markets.