L&T Construction bags contract from Etihad Rail to build freight handling facilities

Infrastructure company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Tuesday said its construction arm has bagged a large contract from Etihad Rail Company PJSC to design and build freight handling facilities at seven strategic locations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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  • Etihad Rail has been established under the federal law of UAE with the mandate to manage development, construction and operation of the emirate’s national freight and passenger railway network.
  • L&T said in a statement,”This design and build contract for freight facilities package has been bagged against stiff international competition and is a major breakthrough project for L&T in the stage two expansion phase of Etihad Rail.”
  • The project will be executed in a Joint Venture (JV) with Power China.
  • The scope of work involves the design, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of bulk material handling systems (rail loading and unloading systems) with associated civil and structural works, bulk material storage facilities, general cargo and container handling facilities with freight terminal management and control systems.
  • All the freight stations will include railway siding and track works apart from other infrastructure works like bridges, buildings, roads and drains, water and electricity utility systems.
  • L&T did not mention the value of the contract, it describes a large order ranging between Rs 2,500 to 5,000 crore.

About Larsen & Toubro (L&T):

L&T is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over billion dollars in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide.