The Batinah Expressway project was inaugurated on May 7, 2018, turning the dream of uninterrupted traffic movement from Muscat to UAE border into a reality. Out of the 270 kilometer stretch, Transportation Infrastructure (Oman) executed the Batinah Expressway Package IV comprising a 50 kilometer expressway from Hafeet to Sohar. Major scope of work involved the construction of 2 Interchange bridges, 5 Wadi Bridges, 4 Overpasses, 2 Underpasses and 196 Culverts.
The opening ceremony was presided over by H.E. Dr. Ahmed Bin Salim Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communication, Oman, H.E Eng. Salim Bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Under Secretary of MOTC and various dignitaries from Royal Oman Police, Ministries and senior representatives from the contracting and consulting community of Oman.
On behalf of L&T Construction, Mr. D.K. Sen, Whole Time Director & Sr. Executive Vice President (Infrastructure), along with Mr. Shrinath Rao, VP & Head – Special Initiatives (International) Transportation Infrastructure, Mr. M Ramesh, Project Director, Mr. C R Lakshman CFO - L&T, Oman LLC, and other executives from L&T (Oman) LLC were present during this occasion.
On the occasion Dr. Ahmed Bin Salim Al-Futaisi presented an appreciation certificate to Mr. D.K. Sen, Mr. Shrinath Rao and Mr. M Ramesh for successfully completing the project. Later, DKS interacted with entire project team and congratulated everyone for their commitment towards completion of the project.
Heavy Civil Infrastructure successfully commissioned the BW-UG-03 project for CMRL involving ramp and underground stations viz., Saidapet, Nandanam, Teynampet, and AG-DMS. This stretch is a part of the Blue Line of the Chennai metro which takes the passengers to the airport within 20 minutes.
The Blue line was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami through video conference on May 25, 2018, while CMRL officials at the project site were accompanied by Mr. S.V. Desai, EVP and Head-HCI IC, Project Director Mr. N.S. Sridharan and Mr. K.Gurusamy-Project Director-UG02 during the inauguration. The UG-03 team was applauded by the CMRL officials for their immense contribution in inaugurating the Metro line as per the contractual timelines. The project was inaugurated within a record time of 5 days after the inspection by Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS).
The brownfield project mitigated various challenges such as Chennai floods in Dec’15, uncertainties involving geological strata and water seepage. The team achieved a commendable feat by setting new track record of erecting OTE ducts in 29 days and 22 days in Teynampet and AGDMS stations respectively. Seven cross passages were completed within the planned period of 4 months despite facing odds such as geological strata and high water tables. The site has clocked 5.2 million safe man-hours making it a zero incident project.
Heavy Civil Infrastructure added one more benchmark to its list of illustrious metro rail projects with the successful commissioning of DMRC CC27 (UG-2) project for public operations between Shankar Vihar Ramp to Hauz Khas Station which is a part of the new Magenta line flagged off on May 28, 2018 by the Hon’ble Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs (IC) Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, along with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and DMRC MD Mr. Mangu Singh.
The New Magenta line will play a pivotal role in reducing the travel time in NCR between the two cities of Noida (UP) and Gurugram (Haryana). The major inter-change facility of the new line with the existing underground Yellow line has been provided at the newly constructed Hauz Khas Metro Station. Construction of the Hauz Khas station is an engineering marvel as it was built at a depth of 29m besides an already operational station making it the deepest metro station in India. The top management of DMRC acknowledged L&T for completing all the station and tunnel works with good quality and safety. Kudos to the young and motivated team of L&T CC-27 Project which achieved this landmark under the dynamic leadership and able guidance of Project Director Mr.Sandeep Singh mitigating various challenges. Opening the Magenta Line has not only put localities like Vasant Vihar, Munirka on the Metro rail map but has also provided connectivity to institutions like IIT Delhi through the IIT and R.K.Puram Stations. The CC-27 project stretch is the largest to be opened on Line-8 of DMRC Phase-III (Magenta line) between Kalkaji and Janakpuri West.
B&F’s National Data Centre, Bhubaneswar Project at NIC Bhubaneswar Campus was inaugurated by Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister, Electronics & IT, Law & Justice on May 28, 2018 in the presence of Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan and Mr. Chandra Sarathi Behera, Minister of State electronics and IT, Sports & Youth services, Govt of Odisha. Dignitaries appreciated L&T for its commendable effort in constructing the state-of-art Data Centre. The Hon’ble Union Ministers expressed their satisfaction in the quality of infrastructure and high-end MEP equipment.
L&T’s scope included all civil, finishing, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, firefighting, BMS, fire detection alarm, access control, CCTV, water leak detection (WLD), smoke detection (VESDA), rodent infestation prevention, public address (PA), gas suppression system, LAN passive cabling, server and network rack along with internal roads and landscaping.
PT&D project team at Qatar added two milestones to its list of powerful benchmarks by commissioning an 800 MVA 400/220 kV auto transformer for the first time in the Gulf Region and simultaneously also laying the first 400 kV cable as a part of the Phase 12 substation works at Saliyah Super Substation for Kahramaa on May 23, 2018. The challenging task was successfully achieved along with the commissioning of other key equipment such as modification of 400 kV GIS bay, 220 kV GIS bay, 220 kV GIB duct, modification works in bay watch system, transformer monitoring system by integrating with existing TMS system, 400 kV cable installation, testing and commissioning.
The project was executed adhering to stringent safety and quality standards, in a brownfield environment inside the live 400 kV substation. The project successfully overcame the constraints of working in live panels to interface with the existing system.
Heavy Civil Infrastructure’s Mandovi Bridge project team held a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony on the occasion of erecting the final segment of the main bridge on June 12, 2018. Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Shri Nitin Gadkari pressed the remote button to lift the final segment of cable stay bridge. Hon’ble PWD Minister, Mr. Sudin Dhavalikar along with other Members of the Goa Legislative Assembly, GSIDC officials, Mr. P Niranjana - Vice President & Head Nuclear & Special Bridges, Mr. Arvind Nerurkar - Project Manager, Mr. P.G. Venkatram and Mr. Inki Choi were present on the occasion.
Mandovi Bridge is the 3rd longest cable-stayed bridge in India with 21m wide, 620m long continuous bridge deck supported on four, 70m tall, central concrete pylons spaced at 150m. It is supported by 88 cables on a single plane, harp type cable-stayed arrangement. Each of the four pylons stand on individual concrete pile foundations. The piles are 1.5m in diameter and in groups of 16 and 20 nos in the central and extreme pile caps respectively.
The bridge has a 21m wide 4-lane deck comprising of 190 individual precast segments. The segments were manufactured at L&T’s precast manufacturing unit located at Dhargal, 22km from the main site. These segments were assembled on site by balanced cantilever type erection methodology using the Bridge Builder erection machine. The segments are supported by both longitudinal post tensioning and stay cables. The shortest erection cycle time achieved was a record breaking 38 days for erection of all 48 segments and 22 cables for the Pylon P30. This is the only cable-stayed bridge that has been designed, engineered and constructed indigenously in line with the Make In India theme.
PT&D’s RGGVY Project team at Muzaffarpur, Bihar, achieved a significant milestone by bringing light to over 370 habitations in the short span of two months. This commendable feat is in line with the nation’s mission of providing electricity to all villages and fulfils the commitment given to the Chief Minister of Bihar.
As a large scale rural electrification project, team PT&D mitigated unique on-field challenges across remote locales through excellent team work among the cluster sites, HQ and Supply Chain Management (SCM) teams thereby achieving the project milestones. To begin with, other projects under the Bihar Cluster spared their materials to commence works till supply of resources were regularized. Further, HQ and SCM teams ensured that the materials were arranged, ordered and delivered at site within the shortest possible time. With resources at hand, execution was a grueling schedule as the team worked almost 15 to 18 hours a day to achieve the stiff targets of erecting 16699 8m PSC poles, energizing 254 63/100KVA DTR, installation of 438 km LT line with 1Ph and 3Ph AB cable and other associated works across 170 km within 8 Distribution Franchise Blocks in Muzaffarpur District.