Chennai: Engineering and Construction major
Larsen and Toubro today announced the setting up of largest
Transmission Line Research and Tower testing centre in the
country at Ethanor in Kancheepuram district.
This is aimed at testing the power transmission line
towers of various sizes and capacities across the country.
Situated about 65 kms from here, the Rs 25 crore centre,
spread over 20 acres of their property is the country`s
largest facility, Larsen and Toubro President (Construction
division) K V Rangaswami told reporters.
He said India is a power starved country and that a large
number of power facilities were being upgraded, thermal and
nuclear. In this context, testing of transmission power
assumes significance, he said.
He said the company currently has 15 projects valued at Rs