Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) today said its consortium with Sojitz Corp of Japan has won a Rs 1,213 crore project from Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL). “The Railways Unit, a part of the transportation infrastructure business of L&T Construction, has won a major order worth Rs 1,213 crore from the DFCCIL,” it said in a statement. The order has been secured by a consortium of Larsen & Toubro Ltd and Sojitz Corp, Japan. The design and build order involves electrification works for a 422 kms section of the western dedicated freight corridor from Vadodara in Gujarat to JNPT (near Mumbai) in Maharashtra, it said. The section spanning across two states is in continuation to the Rewari – Vadodara Section (915 km) for which L&T Construction is already executing the electrification works with similar design. “Both these projects put together make it one of the largest railway electrification projects in the world, covering 1,337 route kms with over 3,000 track kms of highrise railway electrification,” the company said. This section will be designed for 2×25 kV traction power systems with high-rise Overhead Equipment (OHE) suitable for double stack containers dedicated for freight transport, it added. The scope of work includes construction of seven traction substations (TSS) out of which one TSS will be GIS based, 40 switching stations, 897 track kms of OHE, works at 12 stations and an operational control centre along with the supply of all associated equipment, the statement said. Traction power transformers, auto transformers and copper conductors will be imported from Japan for this project, it added. “The project is scheduled to be completed in 42 months. It will be executed using mechanized means of OHE installation using the latest technology in railway construction. This will be a one-of-its-kind energy efficient system to be implemented for India’s rail sector,” L&T said.
DFCCIL is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, mandated to build dedicated freight corridors. This project is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is part of the 1,490 kms western corridor proposed between Dadri (near Delhi) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (near Mumbai). Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over USD 15 billion in revenue.