Leading Indian engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) says its automation unit has won a major order worth QR278 million ($76.2 million) from Qatar Rail Company for Phase One of Doha Metro.
The contract was awarded to L&T Electrical & Automation FZE, the competency centre for its electrical and automation business, based in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE.
The scope of the order encompasses supply, installation, testing, integration, commissioning and five years’ maintenance of a network-wide building automation and control systems (BACS) for 37 stations.
The L&T unit was awarded the contract for network-wide implementation of BACS after a meticulous assessment of its capabilities in delivering technologically advanced solutions within stringent project timelines and with distinguished quality against global automation product manufacturers.
The main aim of BACS is to control and supervise MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) systems, acquire and display MEP equipment status and alarms, provide reliable and effective third-party interfacing services, storage and offline/online analysis of MEP systems acquired data, and enable testing and commissioning of the systems.
The agreement awarded by QRail to L&T Electrical & Automation is through nine contracts with design-and-build contractors for the stations and tunnels under multiple lines (Red, Green and Gold lines) and a five-year maintenance contract directly with Qatar Rail.
On the contract win, SC Bhargava, senior vice-president and head of electrical and automation business, says: “L&T Electrical & Automation’s core strengths for project management, domain knowledge and application engineering will enable us to offer distinctly superior and proven system integration solutions by leveraging L&T’s capabilities built over four decades.”
The metro system will be built in two phases: the first will see the construction of three out of the four lines (Red, Gold, and Green) and 37 stations spanning 111 km of tunnels and 8.7 km of viaducts to be finished by August 2018 while the second phase will be completed by 2026.