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Monday, 03 Sep 2012
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During August 2012, a total of 71 contracts worth Rs 15,333 crore were awarded in the Orders & Contracts segment. This is first time since the beginning of the fiscal year 2012-13 that such large number of contracts were awarded. The biggest contract in terms of value was bagged by Alstom T&D India from PGCIL. The Rs 2,800-crore contract is for building a 1,365-km transmission line to connect Champa (Chhattisgarh) to Kurukshetra (Haryana) using ultra high voltage direct current (UHVDC) technology. This is part of the 3,000 MW transmission line being set up by PGCIL between these two States. testing and commissioning. It is one of the nine contracts secured in the Power Distribution sector in the country.


Apart from Alstom, L&T secured nine contracts worth Rs 4,425 crore. Of these, one of the notable contract secured was worth Rs 1,302 crore awarded by Petroleum Development Oman for EPC work for the Saih Rawl Depletion Compression project Phase II (SRDC2) - which is basically to keep up the production of natural gas from the field at the desired level. The SRDC2 involves installation of 76 MW of gas compression capacity with four trains and modification of the condensate handling system at central processing platform. This will enable the Saih Rawl Main field to produce Maximum Annual Daily Load (MADL) of 30 MMSCMD gas. The phase was officially inaugurated by PDO in April 2012. The project managed to boost inlet pressure from 36 to 96 bar and the new plant has a capacity to handle 48 million standard cubic mtrs of gas power station with a total capacity of 120 MW was constructed as part of the project to cater for the increased power demand. Another contract secured by L&T is worth Rs 749 crore from ONGC for Engineering Procurement Construction and Installation (EPCI) of four wellhead platforms in the Mukta, Bassein and Mumbai High South oil fields. Also, it has secured several other contracts in Power, Roadways and Water & Sewerage Pipeline & Distribution Sectors.


Among the sectors, the Roadways sector bagged maximum 12 contracts worth Rs 1,734 crore followed by Power Distribution and Railways sectors. In the sector, L&T has secured a contract worth Rs 645 crore from GMR Infrastructure for construction of stretches of "HVDC lines are generally used for transporting power for more than 800 km. Alstom's technology helps to transmit power will losses of just around three per cent," said Rathin Basu, Country President and Managing Director of Alstom T&D India. Currently, India has 12,000-13,000 MW of power transmitted through HVDC lines out of 205,000 MW of total installed capacity. Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will deliver + 800 kV UHVDC thyristor valves, 32 converter transformers, gas-and air-insulated switchgear and substation equipment, communication and supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA). The scope of work includes overall project management, studies, design, engineering, training, manufacture, civil works at site, erection, site the Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad highway under NHDP Phase V of the NHAI. Also, L&T has secured contracts from Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority in the Roadways sector.


Another sector which witnessed large number of contracts being awarded was the Railways sector with seven contracts worth Rs 1,936 crore. In the sector, J Kumar Infraprojects secured two contracts worth Rs 1,387 crore from DMRC for the works related to Phase III of Delhi MRTS project. Of which, it has secured one contract worth Rs 1,011 crore for design and construction of tunnel by shield TBM, tunnels, stations and ramp by cut and cover method between Lajpat nagar and Hazrat Nizamuddin station (both including) Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar corridor of Delhi MRTS project of Phase III for underground works. Another contract worth Rs 376 crore is for design and construction of tunnel by shield TBM, tunnels by cut and cove, underground station at Naraina Vihar & Ramps at Mayapuri and Delhi Cant for underground works corridor of Delhi MRTS project of Phase III on Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar. Also, DMRC has awarded a contract to Valecha Engineering. During the month, NMDC, as a part of its building integrated steel plant at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh, awarded a contract worth Euro 290 million (approx Rs 1,986 crore) to Siemens VAI Metals Technologies for design and turnkey supply of the steel plant at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh, including two LD (BOF) converters, two 175-tonne desulfurisation plants, two ladle furnaces, and a degassing plant. The turnkey supply includes material handling systems, primary and secondary de-dusting systems, a gas recovery plant and a water treatment plant


The Power sector secured contract each in Solar Power, Hydel Power, Wind Power and Nuclear Power, respectively. In the Nuclear Power sector, Alstom India secured a contract from NPCIL for supply and commissioning of the turbine generator packages for two 700-MWe capacity units of Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP) Units 7 & 8 at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan. Alstom's share in the total contract is about Rs 700 crore. In Solar Power, WAAREE Energies secured a contract from Avatar Solar to set up five MW solar PV power plant in Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka, Patan, Gujarat. The electricity generated by this plant will be supplied to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam. In the Hydel Power sector, L&T secured a contract worth Rs 781 crore from NTPC Hydro for construction of the 171-MW Lata Tapovan Hydel Power project in Uttarakhand.


The month of August 2012 witnessed 71 contracts worth Rs 15,333 crore being awarded to various domestic as well as international entities. Of the total, it secured three overseas contracts each in Indonesia, Nigeria and Oman. In Indonesia, Tecpro Systems has secured contract from PT Bukit Asam Tbk for coal handling facility and overland conveyors at Tanjung Enim, Sumatra. In Nigeria, Fedders Lloyd Corpn secured contract from Power Holding Company of Nigeriya PLC for Design, supply and installation of five substations in various provinces of Nigeria on turnkey basis. The scope of work includes rehabilitation and reinforcement of 330/132 kV and 132/33 kV transmission substations under the World Bank funded Nigeria Electricity and Gas Improvement Project.

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