India’s top engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) exhibited its strengths with specific emphasis on power transmission, water and renewable energy projects at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) and Dubai Solar Show last month.
Engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and financial services with $21 billion in revenue, L&T was a platinum sponsor of the three-day event which had over 1,200 exhibitors from 55 countries. The conglomerate established its presence in the Middle East over four decades ago.
“Over the years, Wetex has been an ideal platform for us to showcase our capabilities and track record, build partnerships, review the latest technologies, innovations and benefit from one of the best global experiences in the energy and water sectors,” remarks T Madhava Das, Whole Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities). “While our power transmission & distribution business vertical has already established its credentials in the Middle East, our water infrastructure business is gradually gaining prominence having executed some key infrastructure projects including the Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment Plant for the Dubai Municipality here in Dubai.”
Ranked among the top global contractors, L&T Construction is also India’s largest construction organisation offering EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) solutions with single-source responsibility to execute large industrial and infrastructure projects from concept to commissioning.
In the GCC, the renewable arm of the Power Transmission & Distribution (PT&D) business is currently executing close to 2 GWp capacity of solar plants in Saudi Arabia.
L&T’s Water arm has successfully commissioned more than 10 water infrastructure projects in the GCC till date worth over $1 billion and has a significant presence in Qatar, Oman, and the UAE.
Last year, the business commissioned the 375-million-litres-per-day sewage treatment plant in Jebel Ali, on a turnkey basis, the largest in the region. The company has executed projects for Ashghal in Qatar; Public Authority for Water (PAW), Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) and Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) in Oman; and Dubai Municipality and Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) in the UAE, states Das.
The business is now planning to build nature-friendly water infrastructure projects including ground water rejuvenation through deep well injection, and bio solid fertilisers from by-products, he adds.