Kalpataru secures overseas HVDC power transmission line project, Larsen & Toubro lands railway electrification order


Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL), an Indian multinational power and infrastructure EPC player, has received the Letter of Intent (LoI) for a power transmission and distribution project in the international market. The company’s scope of work includes design, engineering, supply and construction of a 700km long HVDC power transmission line. The estimated value of the project stands at INR 3,276 crore (US$ 431 million).

The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro has secured a railways electrification EPC order from IRCON International, one of the implementing agencies responsible for carrying out the electrification works over the selected networks of Indian Railways. The project is part of the Central Government’s ‘Mission Electrification’ initiative aimed to electrify the entire Indian Railway network to reduce carbon footprint as well as expenditure on diesel. 

The project involves 25 kV overhead electrification, signaling and telecommunication, and associated works for 549 route kilometers (RKM)/678 tonne kilometers (TKM) railway lines of the Northeast Frontier Railway. 

Larsen & Toubro is already executing four major railway electrification EPC contracts from the central organization for the Delhi-Jaipur line and various sections of the Southern Railway, North-Western Railway, and Northeast Frontier Railway.

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