L&T wins 500 cr building automation contract for Doha Metro

One of Larsen & Toubro’s units in the United Arab Emirates has won a Rs 500-cr order to supply building automation and control systems for 37 stations of the upcoming Doha Metro in Qatar, the company said.

The contract involves installation, testing, integration, commissioning and 5 years of maintenance of the system.

“The Frame Agreement awarded by QRAIL to LTEAFZE is through 9 Contracts with design & build Contractors for the stations and tunnels under multiple lines (Red line, Green line and Gold Line) and a 5-year maintenance contract directly with Qatar Rail,” the company said.

The purpose of the system is to control and supervise a building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure. It has to acquire and display equipment status and alarms, provide reliable and effective 3rd-party interfacing services, storage and offline/online analysis of data.

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.

The Phase 1 has to be completed on a fast paced project schedule for handing over all the 37 stations by August 2018 with scheduled start on revenue period by end 2019.

These lines are expected to be open to the public by 2020.

When in operation, the project will support over 600,000 commuters a day by 2021, L&T — India’s biggest construction company, said.

The second phase will be completed by 2026, and will involve the expansion of the Phase 1 lines, and the Construction of an additional Blue Line and another 72 stations.

The project requires a structured and Systematic approach to ensure all requirements are met With regard to reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS).

Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with USD 16 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 Countries Worldwide.