Larsen & Toubro wins more than 270 MW of solar projects


Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced today its Power Transmission & Distribution (PT&D) business has won orders to establish a cumulative floating solar capacity of more than 150 MW AC and a ground-mounted solar PV plant of 120 MW AC capacity in India.

Floating Solar projects involve mounting solar modules on structures that float in a water body, typically a reservoir/ lake/ abandoned quarry. Compared to ground-mounted solar plants, floating solar plants do not require land acquisition and typically involve less civil works. There are other site-specific merits too, besides reduction of water evaporation.

L&T has also received orders to establish 765 kV transmission lines and a gas-insulated substation to integrate solar energy zones in Rajasthan and Karnataka. These links will enable the evacuation of renewable energy to load centres in various parts of the country.

The company has secured another order in the State of Kuwait to build a 400 kV gas-insulated substation. This substation will be instrumental in powering the residential clusters being developed as part of South Sabah Al-Ahmad City project.

The Sultanate of Oman is integrating its multiple standalone electricity networks into a 400 kV national grid. As part of the interconnection and grid strengthening, L&T has received orders to build a 400 kV overhead transmission line and two 400 kV grid stations.

In the United Arab Emirates, L&T has secured orders to construct two 132 kV substations with associated works.

T Madhava Das, whole-time director and senior executive vice president (Utilities), Larsen & Toubro, said, “Reliable, clean energy is the preferred form for electricity in propelling the growth of both traditional and emerging industries. It is heartening to see that the region makes substantial investments in both renewables and grid infrastructure in a timely manner. Also, solar power and related hybrid technologies witness rapid innovations that are not limited to cell technologies but also encompass project formulation, application areas, design & engineering and construction methods. We are proud to be at the forefront of implementing such technologically advanced projects of critical nature.”

Larsen & Toubro is a $23 billion Indian multinational engaged in EPC projects, hi-tech manufacturing, and services. It operates in over 50 countries worldwide.


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