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Updated December 27th, 2023 at 12:48 IST

L&T’s construction arm wins order for 4,155 sq km Saudi Arabian destination

Larsen & Toubro entered the EPC agreement with EDF and Masdar, the sponsors of the Amaala project.

Gauri Joshi
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L&T Construction, the construction arm of engineering of Larsen and Toubro has won an order to establish various systems related to renewable energy generation for Amaala project in the Red Sea region of Saudi Arabia, the company said Wednesday.

As per the regulatory filing, Larsen & Toubro entered the EPC agreement with EDF and Masdar, the sponsors of the Amaala project.

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The consortium of UAE's clean energy powerhouse – Masdar – and French Electricity utility EDF signed the concession agreement for the fully integrated utility project with the developers of AMAALA.

T. Madhava Das, Whole-Time Director & Sr. Executive Vice President (Utilities), Larsen & Toubro said, “The award of this prestigious contract stands testimony to the synergistic strength of diverse offerings of L&T Construction in providing innovative solutions to customers keen on sustainable, clean and reliable electricity and water systems.”  

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The Amaala project in the Red Sea region of Saudi Arabia is set in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Natural Reserve along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast. Once completed, the destination will have 25 hotels and 900 luxury residential villas, apartments and estate homes alongside high-end retail establishments, fine dining, wellness and recreational facilities.

The project, featuring pristine landscape and diverse natural ecosystems coupled with unique and intriguing heritage and local culture, will have an optimised off-grid renewable energy system comprising close to a 250 mega-watt peak (MWp) Solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, and over 700MWh Battery Energy Storage System.

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The scope for power systems also involves biofuel based internal combustion engines, three Gas Insulated Substations, high voltage transmission lines and medium voltage distribution networks. 
The scope for water systems involves constructing a 37 MLD Seawater Reverse Osmosis Plant, 6 MLD Sewage Treatment Plants, marine works including intake and outfall, tank farms, potable water network, wastewater network and treated sewage effluent network.

L&T shares jumped 0.91 per cent as of 10.52 am on Wednesday.

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Published December 27th, 2023 at 11:05 IST

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