Leading Indian engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) showcased its key technology solutions and expertise at the recently held Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) and the Dubai Solar Show 2023.
Over the last four decades, L&T has established its credentials in the Gulf region, developing vital infrastructure in various countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar. 
L&T has lent itsexpertise to constructing power and water infrastructure, high-rise buildings, stadiums, airports, hospitals, transportation infrastructure and executing projects in the hydrocarbon space. 
Apart from playing a crucial role in the NEOM project, the Indian engineering conglomerate is rapidly making its presence felt in the Renewables space with the execution of key projects in the region.
With their enviable track record and several key projects under execution, L&T made a significant mark at the Wetex and the Dubai Solar Show 2023.
"Over the last few years, our focus on international business has sharpened that is reflected in the fact that over 30% of our total turnover comes from international markets, especially from across the Gulf Region," said T. Madhava Das, the Whole-Time Director and Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities), L&T. 
"We are delighted that we are playing a significant role in the huge wave of development that is going on in across the Middle East, led by Saudi Arabia, and with our expertise and experience built over decades, we are well placed and well-equipped to continue making a difference," stated Das. 
"Wetex always has an ideal platform for us to showcase our capabilities and it was no different this year," he added.
L&T in Saudi Arabia   
In the renewables sector, L&T has achieved significant milestones through its involvement in the world's largest green hydrogen plant project, conducted in collaboration with NEOM Green Hydrogen Company in Oxagon, Saudi Arabia. 
With an investment of $8.4 billion, this project focuses on producing green hydrogen and green ammonia for global export. 
L&T has received approval from Air Products, the EPC Contractor and exclusive off taker, to establish renewable energy generation, storage and grid infrastructure, with a contract value of close to $3 billion. 
Progress has been substantial in surveys, design, engineering, temporary facilities, and long-lead item procurement. The project includes the construction of a 2.2 GWac PV Solar Plant, a 1.65 GW Wind Generation Balance of Plant, and a 400 MWh Battery Energy Storage System, said Das.
"L&T continues to play a vital role in Saudi Arabia's energy development, executing crucial substation and transmission line projects for entities such as the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Saudi Aramco, and developing major gas fields and processing facilities, including the Hasbah offshore gas field and the Midyan gas processing facilities," he noted.
"Our Power Transmission & Distribution (PT&D) business excels as a global leader in EPC services for power transmission, distribution, renewables, and integrated solutions, encompassing transmission lines, substations, cable networks, and more," he added. 
In the realm of power transmission and distribution, L&T said it has a proven track record with many completed projects, including 317 substations, over 4,901 km of transmission lines, and more than 2,011 km of cabling projects. 
Presently, L&T is actively involved in more than 50 projects, serving various utilities in the region, including Dewa, Transco, SEC, Saudi Aramco, Kahramaa and OETC.
The Indian engineering conglomerate's track record in the water infrastructure space in the UAE, Oman, and Qatar is impressive too, having successfully completed more than 10 water projects cumulatively worth over $1 billion, including the Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment Plant in Dubai, with a capacity of 375 million liters per day, the largest wastewater treatment plant in the UAE.
Its expertise has found expression in Oman's Ad Dakhiliyah water transmission project, one of the largest undertaken in the country. 
Key water infrastructure projects have also been delivered for organizations such as Ashghal in Qatar, Oman Water and Wastewater Service Company, Madayn and SFZ in Oman, and Dubai Municipality, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, and Abu Dhabi Distribution Company in the UAE, it added.-TradeArabia News Service