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Monday, 14 Apr 2008
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Domestic & Overseas Orders


In March 2008, ProjectsToday collected details on 53 domestic and overseas project-related contracts, which were awarded across various sectors. The contracts are together were worth Rs.11,621 crore. Out of the total 53 contracts, nine were overseas orders bagged by Indian companies.


Of the nine overseas contracts, Welspun-Gujarat Stahl Rohren bagged the largest order worth Rs.1,075 crore to supply spiral pipes in Northern Africa. Saudi Electric Co. (SEC) won the second largest overseas order worth $120.73 million (approx. Rs.482 crore), awarded by KEC International to construct a 380 kV transmission line on turnkey basis.


Punj Lloyd was third in the largest order bagged list, winning a $68 million (approx. Rs.272 crore) contract for borouge two polyolefins project of Abu Dhabi Polymers Co, UAE. The order was awarded by Tecnimont S.p.A, Italy, an operating subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A


Domestc & Overseas Contracts Awarded in April 2008
Contracts Awarded
 Coal/Lignite Based power
 Power Distribution
 Mineral Fuels
 Oil & Gas Pipeline
 Other Community Services
 Other Electrical Machinery
 Petroleum Products (Refinery)
 Real Estate
 Shipping Infrastructure
 Water & Sewerage Pipeline & Distribution
 Water, Sewage & Effluent Treatment

In terms of number of domestic awards, the Power sector (including power distribution) saw the highest number of contracts being finalised to the tune of 14 power contracts worth Rs.5,000 crore. The largest order was the Rs.2,030 crore order from Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Co (BRBCL), a JV company of NTPC and Indian Railways.


BRBCL will supply and install the main plant package at the upcoming 1,000 MW (4x250 MW) Nabinagar thermal power project in Bihar, Bharat Heavy Electricals bagged this contract.The Oil & Gas Pipeline sector witnessed the second largest domestic contract worth Rs.2,880 crore. ONGC awarded this contract to Leighton International to construct offshore pipelines in India.


The Railways sector witnessed three contracts worth Rs.696 crore being awarded during March 2008. Of these, the largest work contract worth $137 million (approx. Rs.548 crore) was bagged by Bombardier Transportation. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation awarded the contract tp supply 84 metro coaches for Phase II of Delhi Metro Rail project.


The Mineral Fuels sector together saw eight contracts worth Rs.534 crore being awarded. Amonsgt these, was a Rs.430 crore order awarded by ONGC to ABB India, to integrate information systems across all installations of the oil and gas major. ONGC also awarded a Rs.74 crore contract to L&T, for SCADA system at onshore control centres (OCC) for offshore operations.


In the Shipping sector, three contracts totaling to Rs.446 crore were awarded, including SICAL Iron Ore Terminals’ Rs.446 crore order awarded to ITD Cementation, India to construct the jetty approach (30m long x 9m wide), berthing jetty/loading platform (271m long x 24.5m wide), ro-ro platform (50m long x 15m wide) and mooring platform (13m x 13m x 2m). Another contract was awarded to Chennai International Terminals to design and construct an 805-meter long quay wall for berthing of 1,04,000 DWT container vessels, construction of associated backup yard for container handling and storage.


(To view the complete list of contracts awarded during February 2007 please visit the ‘Domestic & Overseas Orders’ section within the website


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