In our client's success lies ours and in their recognition lay our rewards. On May 3, 2017, at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects held in Dubai, when the prestigious Sadara Project, owned jointly by Saudi Aramco and the Dow Chemical Company, was recognised for its outstanding quality leadership, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering had plenty of reasons to smile and take pride in the triumph.
The mega oil & gas project won not one but three awards on the momentous evening, including the coveted MEED Quality Project of the Year in GCC. L&T's name as one of the major contractors for the project was beamed on stage as the awards were presented to Sadara Project representatives.
Mr. Jitendra Singh, Country Manager, Saudi Arabia, attended the event and interacted with SADARA/Saudi Aramco team which had graced the occasion. This included Mr. Warren W. Wilder, Vice President (Chemicals), Saudi Aramco; Mr. Fahad A. Al Ammari, Chief Program Officer, SADARA; Mr. Amin F. Ghazzawi, Manager - Refining and NGL Projects Department, Saudi Aramco; Mr. Majid Al Majid, Project Director (PE), SADARA; and Mr. Samir, Project Director (1st Product), SADARA.
Mr. Singh familiarised the team with LTHE's capabilities in engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction disciplines. He also briefed them about the major project completed and currently being executed by L&T in KSA and other GCC Countries.
The annual MEED Quality Awards for Projects not only recognise the construction element of project delivery but also consider the value and quality of a project throughout its entire life cycle, from the design concept through to engineering and construction and its wider contribution to society and to the environment.
L&T Heavy Engineering achieved a remarkable milestone by successfully manufacturing and delivering eight Atmospheric Residue Desulphurization (ARDS) Reactors with critical 21/4Cr-1Mo-V metallurgy, well ahead of schedule for a prestigious project from Petronas. On February 8, 2017, the reactors were flagged-off from L&T's Hazira Manufacturing Complex, one of the biggest integrated manufacturing facilities in the world.
The reactors are built for the RAPID (Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development) Project, a massive $27 billion undertaking by Petronas. RAPID is the single largest greenfield development project in the Malaysian history and when complete will be among the largest integrated refinery and petro-chemical complexes in the world.
Winning the order against competition from Japanese, European and Chinese fabricators, L&T's scope for the same involved manufacturing 7000 MT of 21/4Cr-1Mo-V Forged Reactors. The achievement reaffirms L&T's capabilities in handling critical metallurgy and large volumes in heavy fabrication.
Commenting on the feat, Ir Dr. Colin Wong Hee Huing, Sr. VP & CEO, Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation said, “I am very satisfied by the efforts and hard work carried out by the team in meeting their commitment to Petronas for quality fabrication of these reactors. By completing this challenging assignments, L&T has once again demonstrated their capabilities to handle large volumes and strong commitments to quality and deliveries."
“I am not aware of many fabricators in the world who can match Larsen & Toubro. I have no hesitation to say that L&T is one of the best shops in the world and capable of meeting future challenges," he added.
L&T Valves has successfully designed and manufactured 56" (1400 mm) Class 150 Trunnion-mounted Ball Valves - the largest ball valves manufactured in India. The 30-ton motor-operated valves were supplied to a major gas gathering station project in Kuwait.
L&T Valves offers ball valves in ASME classes up to 2500 in a variety of designs and materials of constructions to address critical services in Hydrocarbon and Power. The company also offers SIL3-capable High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS) integrating the versatile ball valves with automation and control systems.
“In our quest to address customer requirements, we continuously establish new benchmarks. It is a matter of great pride that the largest Gate Valve, Triple-offset Butterfly Valve and Trunnion-mounted Ball Valve manufactured in India bear the L&T brand," commented Mr. N. V. Venkatasubramanian, CE & Director, L&T Valves.
L&T Electrical & Automation's C&A Business Unit was conferred 'Appreciation Award' in the category of System Integrator for Best RAPDRP Part A project implementation in India by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF).
The award was presented to C&A on March 9, 2017 at 'India Smart Grid Week 2017' held in New Delhi. Mr. Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Head – Control & Automation Business, received the award from Mr. Richard Schomberg, VP, Smart Energy Standards, EDF Group.
There were in all 12 entries from different system integrator firms from across India.
In order to reduce the aggregate technical & commercial (AT&C) losses, the Government of India rolled out Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Program (R-APDRP) across all the states.
ISGF Innovation Awards 2017 is a global event that focuses and celebrates personalities, projects and products from utilities and technology companies that have set a new benchmark in Smart Grid and Smart City Segments. India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is a Public Private Partnership initiative of Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India for accelerated development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector.
Mr. Subramanian Sarma, CEO & MD, LTHE was awarded the prestigious 'Business Leader of the Year' Award in the Engineering Services category at the ChemTECH – EPC Conference 2017 held in Mumbai, from February 14-17, 2017.
Mr. Sarma, under whose stewardship L&T's Hydrocarbon business has staged a remarkable turnaround, participated in a panel discussion on leadership at the event. The award was presented to him on February 15, 2017, by H.E. Dr. C.V. Rao, Honourable Governor of Maharashtra.
The inaugural function was attended by Mr. K. Ravindranath, Senior Vice President & Member of the Board, LTHE.
Nabha Power Limited (NPL) was awarded the runner-up prize for fly ash utilisation by Mission Energy Foundation. The prestigious award was conferred on Nabha Power in the category of Thermal Power Station of above 500 MW capacity. Mr. O. Madhusudan Reddy, Head, Ash Utilisation received the award at the Fly Ash Utilization Awards 2017 held on February 28, 2017, in New Delhi.
Instituted by Mission Energy Foundation, a New Delhi based non-profit, the Fly Ash Utilisation 2017 Awards acknowledge the highest level of commitment to utilisation of Fly Ash covering Best Practices, Innovative Developments, and Solutions for Excellence and Sustainability in the thermal power sector.
The conference was attended by a host of senior officials from Ministry of Coal, MoEFCC, Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Authority, Central Pollution Control Board, NITI Ayog, NTPC, State Gencos, Independent Power Producing Companies, Cement Companies among others.
Nabha Power Limited is a 100% subsidiary under Larsen & Toubro Group and operates a 1400 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant at Rajpura Punjab. It is one of the most efficient Thermal Power Plants in the country and sits on top of the merit order by the State Discom for purchase of power. It has shown highest level of commitment to utilisation of ash by disposing both Fly Ash & Pond Ash.
The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, inaugurated the 1.34 km long four-laned extradosed cable stay bridge over river Narmada in Bharuch, Gujarat on March 7, 2017, in the presence of Hon'ble Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Mr. Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Vijay Rupani along with other dignitaries.
The Hon'ble Prime Minister, Hon'ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, commended NHAI and L&T Construction on successfully completing the bridge in a record time which will now provide respite to the commuters from traffic snarls on NH-8 that connects the commercial capital of India to the National capital.
L&T has created history by constructing the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly and Council in a record time of 192 days! Sri. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh who inaugurated the assembly recently commended team L&T on the remarkable achievement.
At a special event, Sri. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu felicitated Mr. T. Krishna, Head Sp. Initiatives South and Mr. A. Chandra Shekar Reddy, Project Manager with a memento and a shawl each. The speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly also commended each and every workman for their whole-hearted involvement in completing the building in record time saying, “Every engineer and workman of L&T worked as if they were building their own home!"
L&T Construction's Smart World & Communication Business was adjudged 'Winner for Innovation in Smart City Solutions' for its Hyderabad City Surveillance Project at the Aegis Graham Bell Awards.
The award is intended to promote innovation, entrepreneurship in the field of Telecom, Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud and Security to provide recognition for outstanding contributions in these fields in India. The award was handed over to the Smart World & Communication team by the Chief Guest, Hon'ble Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at the 7th Annual Aegis Graham Bell Awards held on 9th Feb, 2017 at NDMC Convention Centre, in New Delhi.
Shri R. P. Singh, National Secretary – BJP & Guest of Honor for the event was also part of the felicitation ceremony.
The SW&C team had made a presentation to the award jury on December 12, 2016, at CIDCO Convention Center, Navi Mumbai where the project was evaluated on the basis of the Deloitte Decision Matrix and audited by Deloitte. The gathering also included several ministry officials, global conglomerates, international consultants, Indian Industry majors apart from prominent thought leaders and innovators.
L&T Partners Shell India for Lubricants
L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has tied up with Shell for marketing of Lubricants across India. Shell is the number one global lubricants supplier. An agreement to this effect was signed between the two companies represented by Mr. Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, L&T, and Mr. Vineet Thakar, Vice-President (B2B Sales), Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd. on March 23, 2017, in Bangalore.
The event was attended by business heads and senior executives from both the companies.
The agreement entails L&T entering the branded lubricants segment with high-performance products such as Axle Oil, Transmission Oil, Hydraulic Oil for use in L&T Wheel Loaders and Vibratory Compactors. L&T will also be marketing Grease for all heavy earthmoving equipment. L&T will be distributing these products pan-India through its nationwide dealers who have ready access to job-sites where the machines are deployed.
This agreement with Shell India would enable L&T to enhance customer engagement with a new range of offerings, and emerge as a single-point solution provider. The development signifies coming together of two big names in the industry for tapping newer opportunities.
The Water & Effluent Treatment business bagged the 'Water Company of the Year' award in the category of CSR Excellence & Leadership in Water, at the World CSR Congress organised on February 18, 2017, in Mumbai, as a part of the World CSR Day celebrations. Mr. J. Venkatesh, Sr. DGM, WS&D BU, received the award from Mr. Jordan Reeves, Consulate General for Canadian Embassy in Mumbai.
The Congress, a conglomeration of leaders in CSR governance brought together representatives from over 130 countries to unite the best of corporate leaderships in building a better society at large.