11 July 2020

Contracts Awarded

Value Rs.25,000 cr.


Larsen & Toubro and Reliance Infrastructure are about to bag orders worth Rs.1,300 crore each for executing two Mumbai metro projects. The projects’ nodal agency, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), has opened bids for four packages to be awarded under Line 2B connecting DN Nagar to Mandale, and another five packages under Line 4 for Wadala to Kasarvadali section. The total project cost of these two lines is estimated to be over Rs.25,000 crore.

Reliance Infra and Larsen & Toubro have emerged L1 bidders for two packages each, of the total nine to be awarded. The projects will be officially awarded after the evaluation committee has approved it.


MMRDA had invited EPC bids for both lines and received 10 responses from companies and consortiums. L&T has bagged two packages under Line 4. Reliance Infrastructure, NCC, and a consortium of Tata Projects and CHEC, are best bidders for one package each. Line 4 will have a 32.3-km long elevated corridor with 32 stations. Line 2B will be a 23.6 km long elevated corridor with 22 stations. Reliance Infrastructure in a joint venture with Rizzani de Eccher, J Kumar Infraprojects, Simplex Infrastructures, and JMC, have emerged best bidders for four packages on this line. Both projects aim to reduce travel time by 50-75 per cent. Infrastructure firms are upbeat about metro projects as it provides sizeable opportunity for three to five years for EPC companies.




Value Rs.17,615 cr.


Indian Railways has awarded a Rs.1,050 crore contract for electrification of 781 km rail tracks to global conglomerate Larsen & Toubro Ltd. This is the first EPC contract of Railways under its Mission Electrification, which is focused on infrastructure creation for electrification. Since last four years, a total 103 railway electrification projects consisting of 16,815 route km, at an estimated cost of Rs.17,615 crore, have been sanctioned. The contract involves electrification of Delhi-Sarai Rohilla-Rewari and Alwar- Bandikui-Jaipur-Phulera-Ajmer section (353-route-km) costing Rs.594 crore, and the Roha-Verna section of Konkan Railway (428-route-km) at a cost of Rs.456 crore.




Value Rs.810.37  cr.


EPC major Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC) has bagged Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Ltd (JKSPDCL)’s prestigious contract, worth Rs.810.37 crore. The EPC project involves construction of the 93 MW (3×31 MW) new Ganderbal hydro power project on the Sind river in central Kashmir, and is to be completed in 48 months. Scope of the work includes planning, design, engineering, and execution, of civil and infrastructure works as well as manufacturing, assembling, inspection, testing, and commissioning of electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical equipments.




Value Rs.35,000 cr.


Infrastructure services provider Feedback Infra has bagged a contract from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the proposed Nagpur-Hyderabad-Bengaluru expressway. As per the contract, Feedback Infra’s IndVe SBU will establish the technical, economic and financial viability of this project and prepare the DPR of the project including the rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing road configuration, if required. The 1,100 km long expressway will pass through four states including Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and the cost is estimated at Rs.35,000 crore.




Value Rs.655.56 cr.


A consortium led by Kakinada Seaports Ltd has won the rights to develop and operate a coal handling terminal for 30 years at Paradip Port in Orissa by quoting the highest revenue share price bid in a re-tender for the project. A consortium comprising Kakinada Seaports Ltd-Bothra Shipping Services Pvt Ltd-Ripley & Co, placed a revenue share price bid of 36.53 per cent to clinch the deal for building a deep-water terminal with a capacity to load 10 million tonnes (mt) of coking coal a year.  The LoA issued by the port trust to develop the terminal estimated a cost of  Rs.655.56 crore.




Value Rs.184 cr.


Gujarat-based Ratnamani Metals and Tubes Ltd has received a new export order of Rs.184 crore ($29 million) for supply of carbon steel coated pipes. The order is to be completed by March/April 2018. The company had bagged a similar order worth $22.14 million for supply of carbon steel welded pipes for the oil and gas sector. Incorporated in 1983, Ratnamani Metals and Tubes is engaged in the manufacturing of tubes, pipes, and hollow profiles, and of tube or pipe fittings of cast-iron/cast-steel. The company’s product segments include steel tubes, pipes and windmills.




Value Rs.257 cr.


The Indian Hume Pipe Company Ltd has won a new order worth Rs.257.44 crore in Madhya Pradesh, from the Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Company Ltd for improvement of water supply in Bhedaghat, Katangi, Patan, Majholi, and Panagar Nagar Parishads, Sihora Nagar Palika in Jabalpur district, and Tendukheda Nagar Parishad in Damoh district in Madhya Pradesh, the scope of the orders include operation and maintenance for a period of 10 years. The work is to be completed within 28 months. Established in 1926, the company manufactures and markets hume pipes and other allied products such as pre-stressed concrete pipes (non-cylinder), pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes, bar wrapped steel cylinder pipes, hume steel pipes, welded steel penstocks and prestressed concrete railway sleepers.





Value Rs.62 cr.


Petron Engineering Construction has received a work order for civil and mechanical works from Ramco Cements, Chennai, for the Line-II project at the Kolghat Grinding Unit, West Bengal, for an approximate value of Rs.62 crore. The company is a major EPC contractor and Ramco Cements is a major player in the cement sector.




Value Rs.763 cr.


The Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), has awarded EPC major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), a prestigious contract worth Rs.763.57 crore for construction of Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle facility at the coastal city of Kalpakkam.  The scope of work includes construction of ‘Nuclear Safety Compliant Structures’ for fuel processing plant for Fast Breeder Reactors and allied facilities including civil, electrical, and mechanical works. The project is to be completed in 48 months.




Value Rs.141.06 cr.


The Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) Ltd has bagged a ‘maintenance dredging’ contract for Mumbai Port Trust. The mini-ratna dredging PSU had participated in a tender invited by Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) for ‘maintenance dredging’ work for three years starting 2017-18. The project involves dredging of around 11 million cu m, at an estimated cost of Rs.141.06 crore for 3 years. DCI stood L1 in a stiff competition among international companies and quoted a cost of  Rs.83.99 crore. Mumbai Port Trust is expected to issue the work order soon. DCI has re-taken the maintenance dredging work at Mumbai Port after almost a decade.




Value Rs.80.41 cr.


Vascon Engineers’ has  received a Letter of Award (LoA) amounting to Rs.80.41 crore from real estate developer Transcon Sheth Creators. The order was received for the work of civil construction, finishing, electrical and fire fighting work of a residential building in Malad. The work is expected to be completed within 24 months from the date of receipt of the work order.




Value Rs.478 cr.


EPC group Punj Lloyd Ltd has won a railway contract worth Rs.478 crore from North Western Railway, for 108.75 km of doubling work between Phulera-Degana in Rajasthan. The scope entails composite works of construction of second railway line with civil infrastructure work, track work, signaling and telecommunication work – the project site falls between Jaipur-Jodhpur section. The Indian railways has moved to the EPC mode, away from conventional rate contracts to ensure speedy project execution. This is the first EPC contract awarded by North Western Railways for doubling of its BG line.




Value Rs.386 cr.


Indian multinational player VA Tech Wabag Ltd, a niche company focused on technology for water and waste water treatment and recycling, has won a Rs.386-crore design, build and operate, order from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) for a 150 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP) at K&C Valley in Bengaluru. Based on activated sludge process with biological nutrient removal system and power generation, Wabag will design and build this plant as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines, and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) policy mechanism. Wabag will also operate and maintain the plant for a period of 10 years.




Value Rs.1,081 cr.


Leading global EPC player in the power and infrastructure contracting sector, Gujarat-based Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd (KPTL), has secured new orders of Rs.1,081 crore. According to the company, of the total orders, two orders worth Rs.763 crore are from GSPL India Transco Ltd, and KKMPL part IIA Project of Gail (I) Ltd, for laying of pipelines and associated EPC work. The remaining Rs.318 crore order is for railway electrification, signaling and telecommunication order, to be completed in 30 months. The project is awarded to a JV consortium of STS and KPTL.

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