Oct 14
The Green Leap
The Green Leap
India’s energy needs are growing rapidly. To enable India to fulfil her potential and take her rightful place on the world stage, a ramping up of power is essential. Minimising pollution while maximising energy is one of humankind’s most pressing needs. And that’s where green hydrogen comes in.
Of the many ways in which water can be split into hydrogen and oxygen, electrolysis using renewable energy is the most eco-friendly – producing no carbon dioxide as in the case of other methods. A downside is its cost, but as more and more facilities are set up, costs will settle down to manageable levels.
Larsen & Toubro has always been at the forefront of technology, and it has been no different in the case of alternative energy for its facilities. Stepping onto the green hydrogen bandwagon, L&T has commissioned a green hydrogen plant at its A M Naik Heavy Engineering Complex (AMNHEC) at Hazira in Gujarat. It will produce 45 kg of green hydrogen daily, which will be used for captive consumption in AMNHEC.
The plant was inaugurated on 20 August by the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd Chairman Mr Shrikant Madhav Vaidya in the presence of L&T CEO & MD Mr SN Subrahmanyan and other leaders.

The plant is designed for an electrolyser capacity of 800 kW comprising both Alkaline (380 kW) and PEM (420 kW) technologies. It will be powered by a rooftop solar plant of 990 kW peak DC capacity and a 500 kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
Spread across 3000 sq metres, the plant will generate high purity (99.99%) green hydrogen and oxygen. A blend of 15% hydrogen with natural gas will be used as a fuel, and oxygen will supplement the usage in cutting and welding at AMNHEC.
To ensure safe operation and production, the plant design incorporates active and passive safety systems and will be operated through state-of-the-art control systems with remote monitoring functionality. An integrated data analytics platform, designed by L&T, will provide insights into the performance of the electrolysers and the overall plant.
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Commenting on this, Mr Subramanian Sarma (L&T’s Whole-time Director & Sr EVP - Energy) says: “This initiative is in line with our climate leadership targets that will help reduce the greenhouse gas footprint for us as well as our clients by approximately 300 tonnes/ annum. We believe that green hydrogen is a promising alternative fuel, and this plant is a testimony that we are committed to creating a greener tomorrow.”
The initiative aligns with L&T’s ESG commitments – which include achieving water neutrality by 2035 and carbon neutrality by 2040. L&T’s climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy programmes are aligned with Government of India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

Oct 14
Elevating Employability
Elevating Employability
L&T Metro Rail [Hyderabad] Limited (L&TMRHL) has inked an MoU with the the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) to develop and improve job opportunities for technically qualified eligible candidates from Telangana.
Mr Shrikant Sinha (CEO - TASK) and Mr KVB Reddy (MD & CEO - L&TMRHL) exchanged the MoU in the presence of the state’s Industries & Commerce Minister Mr KT Rama Rao on 20 July.
Dr Jayesh Ranjan (Principal Secretary - IT, E&C, I&C, Telangana), former cricketer Mr Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Mr NVS Reddy (MD - Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd), and other officials from the government, the Hyderabad Metro and Keolis Hyderabad were present.
Under the MoU, TASK will help in skill development and build a talent pool for L&TMRHL and its O&M partner Keolis Hyderabad Mass Rapid Transit System Private Ltd. This will be in addition to the regular training and recruitment process of L&TMRHL and Keolis Hyderabad.
Expounding on the development, Mr KVB Reddy said that it will be a win-win proposition towards skilling, employment generation, garnering the right talent and providing the best opportunities for those exploring career prospects in Hyderabad Metro, including the high-growth metro rail sector.
Complementing this, Mr Sinha said: “We are extremely delighted to partner with L&TMRHL to implement this ‘First Day First Hour’ skilling model which will help enhance the technical abilities of the youth to become part of the prestigious metro project. We would like to thank the managements of L&TMRHL, HMRL and Keolis for accepting our proposal in the interest of the youth of Telangana.”
A delighted Mr NVS Reddy added that the Telangana government is always committed to providing opportunities for employment while upskilling the state’s youth.
“L&TMRHL’s MoU with TASK is an important milestone in Hyderabad Metro’s journey as an industry leader in fostering capability enhancement of youth, generating a road map for their career trajectory and boosting employment in Telangana,” he said.
Oct 14
Deal for Data
Deal for Data
L&T Group company, Mindtree, has launched  a  unified  cyber-recovery platform Mindtree Vault. This is in partnership with Rubrik, a California-based cloud data management and data security firm.
Rubrik’s flagship offering is Zero Trust Data Security™. ‘Zero Trust’ is a network security model based on the philosophy that no person or device inside or outside of an organisation’s network should be granted access to connect to IT systems or services until authenticated and continuously verified.
Mindtree Vault combines Mindtree’s programme management, cloud, data, cybersecurity capabilities, best practices and accelerators with Rubrik’s data resilience, data observability and data recovery capabilities. It enables organisations to work through the full scope of recovery, including assessment, discovery, migration with ongoing management services, and pilots for proof-of-concept projects.
By empowering organisations to quickly shift to data-driven models, Mindtree Vault ensures that data is immutable, and enhances their ability to guard against cyber-attacks as well as swiftly recover from them. It delivers a seamless experience and is a key component of an organisation’s data security posture.
“Greater connectivity and innovations being used by
attackers mean an ever more critical need for faster, more modern approaches to data recovery and protection. Our partnership with Rubrik will further strengthen our digital transformation offerings with enhanced data security and data protection.” says Mr Sriram K (EVP & Service Lines Market Head for North America – Mindtree).
Oct 13
Maximising Microsoft
Maximising Microsoft
LTI recently launched a dedicated Microsoft Business  Unit  to  develop  and offer end-to-end digital transformation solutions. The move is part of its multi-year partnership with Microsoft that focuses on developing high-value cloud solutions for enterprises.
Under the initiative, by 2024, LTI will train 12,000 of its professionals on various Microsoft technologies. This will enhance the skill competencies of LTI staffers across technologies like cloud, data, IoT and security.
“LTI has a long-standing relationship with Microsoft as a strategic partner, service provider, and customer. The reaffirmed partnership will enable us to innovate and offer 170+ distinct services to our joint customers,” says Mr Nachiket Deshpande (COO – LTI).
“Enterprises across the globe are increasingly embracing cloud, and to meet this demand, LTI has made impressive strides in developing a multi- dimensional capability on Azure. LTI and Microsoft will jointly innovate, develop, and sell solutions to assist enterprises in acceleration of their digital transformation journeys,” adds Mr Siddharth Bohra (Chief Business Officer & Head of Cloud Business Unit – LTI).
Ms Julie Sanford (VP – Partner GTM, Programs & Experiences, Microsoft) says: “Through their new Microsoft Business Unit, LTI will be able to help customers implement cloud strategies and drive business transformation across industries and geographies. We look forward to working with LTI as they build new capabilities and deliver innovative solutions on the Microsoft Cloud.”
The collaboration will enable LTI to attain Solution Partner designation across all Microsoft’s solution areas.
LTI is also an Azure Expert MSP Partner which demonstrates deep knowledge, extensive experience and proven success in implementing specialised workloads such as migration and modernisation, SAP on Azure, Data Analytics, IoT, security, and Microsoft Dynamics 365.

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