L&T Hydrocarbon earns coveted award for extraordinary accomplishments in four projects
L&T Energy Hydrocarbon (LTEH) has been honoured with the ‘Global EPC Company of the Year – Special Achievement Recognition’ award at the 10th EPC World Awards 2023.
Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari presented the award to an LTEH team led by Mr Parthasarathi Chatterjee (EVP & Head – Offshore, LTEH) at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi on 24 July.
This came as recognition for LTEH’s extraordinary accomplishments in four projects, namely – the Crude & Vacuum Distillation Unit (CDU-VDU) at HPCL’s Visakh Refinery in Visakhapatnam (EPCC-01), the New Water Injection South Field project of ONGC off the Mumbai coast, the Gas PDMs in Hasbah Arabiyah Oil Field (CROP 27) and the Zulf 3 SSS Decks and Associated Pipelines & Umbilical’s at Zuluf in Saudi Arabia (CRPO 36).
The CDU-VDU project that LTEH undertook was in connection with the enhancement of Visakh Refinery’s capacity from 8.33 to 15 MMTPA. It included a comprehensive range of services – from project management and residual process design to final handover, involving critical components like 9 MMTPA capacity CDU-VDU, 0.029 MMTPA Hot Well Off Gas Unit, and a 0.29 MMTPA SR-LPG Treatment Unit.
LTEH achieved mechanical completion of the project in December 2022, followed by the commissioning in June 2023.
Several factors contributed to the success of the project, such as a robust quality-control (QC) process, critical metallurgy and service considerations guided inspection categorisation, and detailed inspection interventions to ensure category-wise high-quality standards. Inspection, test plans and QC procedures were meticulously developed, leading to first-time approval by Engineers India Ltd.
The project’s impact on the environment was carefully considered and mitigated through various measures like minimising vehicle and equipment movement, efficient power consumption, responsible concrete pouring, waste management, noise reduction, and the use of eco-friendly technologies. The project also recorded 28 million safe man-hours, and a remarkable record of no Lost Time Accidents (LTAs) or fatalities.
What made this project stand out were its unique challenges and the innovative solutions devised to address them. With a compact layout, vertical plant height, and adherence to stringent safety guidelines, LTEH showcased its wide-ranging expertise. From make-in-India supply to efficient heat exchanger and precast methodologies, the project incorporated numerous innovative approaches that saved time, resources, and ensured excellence.
With a strong focus on quality, cost efficiency, and sustainability, LTEH continues to set new benchmarks in hydrocarbon engineering and construction. The award stands as a testament to its commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry.
NICMAR University in Pune hosted its annual International Conference in Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Project Management (ICCRIP) from 11-12 August 2023. L&T was a platinum sponsor for the conference.
To facilitate a more productive industry-academic connect, they hosted a special segment ‘Practitioners’ Perspectives’, inviting industry practitioners to share their insights on initiatives / innovations / experiences in the construction, real estate, and infrastructure space. Dr Santhosh Loganathan of L&T Institute of Project Management was a co-organiser.
Prof V T C S Rao (VP & Dean – L&T IPM) chaired the session and delivered the keynote address on ‘Project Management Challenges in the context of Megaprojects’.
Seventeen senior/mid-level management executives from L&T presented seven case studies on different project management and related challenges in the delivery of large and mega construction projects.
The team comprising Mr Pradeep Paul (L&T Construction), Mr Arun Vetrivel (Faculty – L&T IPM) and Prof Manish Jantikar (Dy Dean – L&T IPM) won the first prize, while the team of Mr Wuppuluri Jagannath Srinivas, Mr Natesh G Mahajan and Mr Sagar V Waghmare from L&T’s Buildings & Factories arm clinched the third prize.
Learning is the key to growth – for both individuals as well as organisations and L&T owes much of its success to the constant quest for knowledge and new skills. This is a validation of the investments it makes in continuous learning.
LTIMindtree (LTIM) won Honda’s 2023 Outstanding Value Award for delivering projects and services which gave Honda a competitive advantage. This is the fourth consecutive award that LTIM has received from Honda.
For decades, LTIM and Honda have been strategic partners across applications management services and other major IT programmes. LTIM has supported over 450 applications, handled 70+ developmental and consulting projects, and enabled 65,000+ users. LTIM also partnered with Honda for data analytics, SAP S/4HANA, and Salesforce implementation.
The award was presented to LTIM at Honda’s annual Indirect Procurement Supplier Conference at Ohio in the US on 2 August.
L&T Finance recently won two prestigious awards for its flagship CSR project Digital Sakhi
L&T Finance (LTF) was recently conferred two prestigious awards for its flagship CSR project Digital Sakhi.
While Digital Sakhi was adjudged the ‘Best CSR Initiative’ in corporate group category at the 3rd DNA Awards organised by Banking Frontiers, the same project won LTF the ‘Best Company in Sustainable CSR’ award in NBFC and Fintech category at the NBFC Leadership Awards 2023.
The awards were presented to LTF in two separate ceremonies hosted in Mumbai on 25 August.
Digital Sakhis are rural women trained to impart Digital Financial Literacy (DFL), in terms of both knowledge and skills, to households in their communities and nurture an ecosystem of digital transactions. Armed with a mobile tablet with preloaded DFL modules, they go about raising the DFL IQ of rural India. They are also trained in leadership and technology.
Launched in 2017, the Digital Sakhi project focuses on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 – Gender Equality. It also nurtures women entrepreneurs from rural communities, providing them with upskilling and enterprise development training to help them build their own business, and in turn, enhance their livelihood.
The project is being undertaken in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Kerala. In FY 2022-23 alone, 1,370 Digital Sakhis have trained and empowered more than 11 lakh people.
The Irrigation, Industrial & Infrastructure Strategic Business Group L&T’s Water & Effluent Treatment vertical has been conferred the Energy & Environment Foundation (EEF) Global Water Irrigation Company of the Year Award 2023.
Mr Kaushal Kishore (Union Minister of State – Housing & Urban Affairs), Mr Anil Razdan (former Union Power Secretary) and Mr Anil Garg (CEO – EEF) presented the award to L&T at the glittering EEF Global Awards 2023 ceremony in New Delhi on 25 August. On L&T’s behalf, Mr Tariq Ahmad, Mr Vikash Sharma and Mr Anurag Awasthi received the award.
EEF is an NGO focused on global energy and environment issues for a healthier, happier, prosperous and greener planet.
L&T’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) continues to earn it laurels at various forums. In the latest instance, L&T’s HR team won a bronze medal at The Economic Times Future Skills Awards 2023. The recognition came L&T’s way specifically for its Diversity & Inclusion Learning Initiative.
Ms Avani Vansia (Head – HR, Onshore, L&T Energy Hydrocarbon), and Ms Aswini Sridhar (Assistant Manager – Corporate HR) received the medal at the ET HR World Future Skills Conference & Awards ceremony hosted at Gurugram in July.