L&T gets “mega” contract to construct an airport

Larsen & Toubro, India’s biggest construction firm, said it has secured a mega contract for design and construction of a major airport. Mega contracts are defined as those that will generate more than Rs 7,000 cr of revenue for the company.

In October, Larsen & Toubro had won a Rs 3,036 cr order to build the second terminal of the Bangalore International Airport.

This time, the company did not disclose the name of the airport or even its location, including whether it was in India or outside.

It did, however, say that the new capacity of the airport after construction will be 40 million (4 cr) passengers per year.

“The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement and construction of Passenger Terminal Building, a new runway, rehabilitation of a runway, taxiways and aprons, a new elevated eastern cross taxiway, landside roads, utility infrastructure, drainage and modifications for the existing terminal,” it said.

The project involves baggage handling systems, passenger boarding bridges, airport security systems, visual docking guidance systems, vertical horizontal transportation, airfield ground lighting, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works, it added.

Larsen & Toubro is India’s largest construction company with subsidiaries in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services. The firm, with USD 18 billion in revenue, has operations in over 30 countries.