L&T wins Navi Mumbai Airport contract

In a major win, Larsen & Toubro has beaten its competitors to win the contract to construct the upcoming Navi Mumbai Airport being built by the GVK Group.

The contract is worth between Rs 5,000 to 7,000 cr, the company said.

The items covered by the contract includes cut and fill works, terminal works including departure and arrival forecourt and airfield development works. The airfield work includes a 3,700 m long runway, apron systems, taxiway systems, airfield ground lighting and other facilities.

It will also build landside facilities such as roads and a multilevel car parking, utilities and support facilities.

The Passenger Terminal Building that has been designed with complex forms by the famous and much-awarded Zaha Hadid Architects is being developed to initially handle a capacity of 10 MPA (million passengers per annum).

The project will subsequently be enhanced to handle 20 MPA.

“With its burgeoning demand, Mumbai city was in dire need of a second airport and we are happy that we have bagged the mandate to build the Navi Mumbai airport,” said S N Subrahmanyan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, L&T.

“Having built almost all the major international airports in the country including Terminal 2 of the Mumbai International Airport, this order once again affirms our credentials as the foremost builders of airport infrastructure in the country.”

L&T Construction is presently executing the construction works of major airports at Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi.

L&T operates in over 30 countries worldwide and is the biggest construction company in the country.