Larsen & Toubro is a US$13.5 billion technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing company, with global operations. The Company addresses critical needs in key sectors – hydrocarbon, infrastructure, power, process industries and defence.
A strong, customer-focused approach, conformance to global HSE standards and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled the Company to sustain leadership in its major lines of business for over 75 years.
L&T is ranked 4th by Newsweek in the global list of green companies in the industrial sector. Forbes rated L&T the 9th Most Innovative Company in the world.
L&T’s Key Businesses
L&T Hydrocarbon delivers ‘design to build’ engineering and construction solutions on a turnkey basis in the oil & gas, petroleum refining, chemicals & petrochemicals and fertilizer sectors. In-house expertise, experience, and strategic partnerships enable it to deliver a single point solution for all projects – from front end design through engineering, fabrication, project management, construction and installation right up to commissioning. Three modular fabrication facilities at Hazira (India, east coast), Kattupalli (India, west coast) and Sohar (Oman) give L&T all weather delivery capability for hydrocarbon upstream facilities.
The Company’s operations are characterized by an overriding emphasis on safety, on-time delivery, cost competitiveness, high quality standards with focus on best in class IT security practices. Integrated strengths coupled with experienced and highly skilled work force, are key enablers in delivering critical and complex projects.
L&T is engaged in the turnkey construction of major infrastructure projects – expressways, bridges, runways and railway projects. The Company has been a leading player in rail infrastructure development for more than three decades, and has brought in new technologies and mechanised construction. L&T is the only private organisation in India qualified to undertake integrated rail construction projects of the Indian Railways.
Heavy Civil Infrastructure:
The Company undertakes heavy civil construction – underground metro rail corridors docks, container terminals, wharves and berths, jetties, breakwater and shore protection, and cassions. It has the expertise to design special launching and erection techniques, including special systems formwork for concrete deck on top of steel and concrete structures.
Comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction services are offered for hydropower projects. L&T has also played a critical role in the development of technology for India’s nuclear power sector.
Building & Factories:
L&T occupies leadership position in the construction of major airports, IT parks, turnkey hospitals and residential buildings. Building & Factories Business undertakes projects on a ‘concept to commissioning’ basis. Its technological capabilities encompass tall towers and eco-friendly ‘green’ buildings. Major projects executed include Terminal 3 of the Delhi International Airport.
Power Transmission & Distribution:
The focus is on sub-stations, industrial electrification, transmission line projects and railway construction on the domestic front, and power transmission and distribution projects in Gulf. L&T has an extensive track record in the Middle East, and is recognized as a major player in the region.
Water Process Technology:
Integrated EPC services are offered to Water and Waste Water Treatment and Reuse Markets with a focus on both Municipal & Industrial Projects (covering Power Plant, Refineries, Petrochemical, etc.) in India and the Middle East.
Metallurgical & Material Handling:
This Company undertakes turnkey construction contracts for projects in minerals & metals sector, and bulk material handling projects. It is a leader in all its areas of operations. It has a well-established structural steel fabrication unit at Kanchipuram to meet the customised needs of its wide client base.
L&T offers turnkey solutions for the power sector in India and overseas with a capability spectrum covering coal and gas based projects. The Company’s integrated capabilities and in-house expertise encompass virtually every aspect of design, engineering, manufacture, construction and project management. L&T builds technologically advanced ultra-supercritical and supercritical coal-fired power plants. The Company’s integrated manufacturing facility at Hazira near Surat is among the most advanced in the world for manufacturing state of the art equipment for power plants – boilers, steam turbines, pulverizers, pressure piping, coaxial fans, air-pre-heaters and electrostatic precipitators. The complex also includes a modern casting and foundry shop.
L&T is acknowledged as one of the top five manufacturing companies in the world in the heavy engineering space. Operating at the higher end of the technological spectrum, L&T’s offerings straddle the segments of process plants and the strategic sectors of defence, nuclear and aerospace. New processes, products and materials have been introduced in manufacturing. The Company also has the logistics capabilities of fabricating and supplying over-dimensional equipment to tight delivery schedules. Globally-benchmarked workshops are located at Powai in Mumbai, Hazira and Baroda in Gujarat, Talegaon in Maharashtra, and Sohar in Oman.
Two modern shipyards – one on the west coast of India at Hazira, and the other on the east coast at Kattupalli near Chennai establish L&T as a major shipbuilder. A state of the art Marine Design Centre is located at Chennai. L&T Shipbuilding focuses on four major business segments: Building warships, submarines and auxiliary vessels; Builing specialized commercial ships; Repairs and re-fits of submarines as well as naval and commercial ships; Ship conversions. The Hazira Shipyard has the capability to build sophisticated mid-sized ships up to 20,000 t deadweight capacity, of 10 metres in length. The mega shipyard at Kattupalli also includes a container port and an offshore modular fabrication yard. It has a waterfront of 2.2 km, depth of 10m at berths and channel depths of 16 m.
Electrical & Automation:
L&T is a major international manufacturer of a wide range of electrical and electronic products and systems. In the electrical segment, the Company holds leadership position in low tension switchgear in India, and is rapidly establishing itself in international markets.
The product range also includes custom-engineered LV and MV switchboards for industrial sectors like power, refineries, petrochemical, cement…. In the electronic segment are a wide range of meters and complete control and automation systems for industries.
Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the L&T, offers comprehensive, end to end software solutions and services with a focus on Manufacturing, BFSI and Communications & Embedded Systems. It provides a cost cutting partnership in the realm of offshore outsourcing, application integration and package implementation. Leveraging the heritage and domain expertise of the parent company, its services encompass a broad technology spectrum, catering to leading international companies across the globe. It leverages the L&T parentage to also provide services in the embedded intelligence and e Engineering space.
L&T Technology Services provides leading-edge engineering solutions to multiple industry sectors like automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods, marine, medical devices, off-highway equipment, railways, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, utilities, infrastructure and industrial products. With its global headquarters at Vadodara, the Company operates through dedicated engineering centres in tandem with onsite teams worldwide. Its client base includes several Fortune 500 companies.
Machinery & Industrial Products:
The Company manufactures, markets and provides service support for critical construction and mining machinery – surface miners, hydraulic excavators, aggregate crushers; offers a wide range of industrial valves for critical applications in the hydrocarbon and power sectors; supplies rubber processing machinery; and markets application-engineered welding alloys and cutting tools.
L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited, a subsidiary, leverages domain expertise in construction and financial services, and is a major player in Public-Private-Projects in India. L&T IDPL develops projects in various models – Build Own Transfer, Build Own Operate Transfer, Build Own Operate Share Transfer, and other variants including the annuity model. Major projects being executed by the Company include Hyderabad Metro Rail – the largest public-private rail project in the world, and ports at Dhamra and Kattupalli. Multiple highway projects around the country have established L&T IDPL as the leader in the space.
L&T Financial Services – a publicly listed subsidiary – is a key player in India’s financial services sector. Its subsidiaries include L&T Finance Limited, L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited, L&T Asset Management Company Limited and L&T General Insurance Company Limited.