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Mumbai, Feb 21: Indian's Engineering and Construction major Larsen&Toubro Ltd (L&T) today said that it has bagged another major contract from Cairn India for laying a 591 kilometer (km) cross country oil&gas pipeline.

L&T's engineering and construction projects division will provide engineering procurement and construction (EPC) services for the export crude oil insulated pipeline and gas pipeline from Barmer in Rajasthan to Salaya in Gujarat. The multi million dollar order was secured by L&T against stiff competition and the project is slated for commissioning by June 2009. The company's pipeline engineering centre - L&T Gulf located at Faridabad, which is a joint venture of L&T and Gulf Interstate, Houston, will provide complete engineering services for the cross country pipeline and the intermediate facilities for this project, the company informed BSE.

Commenting on this development, President ECP and member of L&T's board, T Venkataramanan said, ''The company is proud to be associated with Cairn in being able to leverage it's own strength to build the unique mega pipeline of this kind, for the first time in India.'' The project involves laying of a cross country 24 inch skin heat traced pipeline with PUF insulation for crude oil transportation from the Mangala terminal located at Barmer to the Salaya Oil Export terminal near Jamnagar, L&T said.

The pipeline will pass through 330 km south from the Mangala Field to a pump station and oil take off point at Viramgam. Further, from Viramgam the pipeline continues for 261 km south west up to an Export Oil terminal at Salaya.

Another pipeline of eight-inch diameter will be laid for transporting natural gas from the Raageshwari Fields, which will be laid alongside the 24 inch pipeline, to the Salaya receiving facility for feeding the Gas generator sets located at 32 sites enroute. These Gas generator sets are meant primarily for producing electricity for 'Skin Effect Heat Management System' (SEHMS) to maintain the fluidity of the waxy crude, L&T added.


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