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Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), India’s leading technology, engineering and construction conglomerate, has inaugurated a new Systems Integration Facility on a floor space area of 11,249 sqm at the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) in Dubai.
The US$9.8 billion L&T Group has achieved GCC revenues close to US$1 billion in financial year 2009-10 which is expected to grow at more than 40 per cent this financial year.
The Jebel Ali facility is a significant step for tapping the automation driven business opportunities in oil and gas, power, water and infrastructure space in the GCC region that would contribute to growing L&T’s Electrical and Automation business outside of India.
L&T has applied for ‘Green Building - Gold Certification’ for this facility to the US Green Building Council and, when approved, will be the first company to receive the ‘Gold Certification’ in the
Electrical, Automation and Telecom sectors in JAFZA. Listing in the ‘Green Building’ category confirms that the Systems Integration facility is designed and built for environment compatibility and sustainable future, providing a healthy work environment and reducing operating costs by making it more energy efficient.
L&T’s President – Operations and Member of the Board, Mr. R. N. Mukhija, unveiled the plaque to declare open the facility in the presence of Indian Ambassador to UAE, Consul General of India in Dubai, Dy. CEO & Chief Commercial Officer of JAFZA, key customers including ADNOC group of Companies, DEWA, Dolphin Energy Limited, ADWEA, FEWA, SEWA and Oman Gas.