Contractor L&T to supply oxygen to Indian hospitals

By Murray Pollok05 May 2021

India’s largest infrastructure and energy company Larsen & Toubro (L&T Group) is to deliver 22 oxygen generators to hospitals in India in response to the country’s Covid-19 crisis.

The units will convert air from the atmosphere into medical-grade oxygen and pump it into pre-existing pipes in the hospitals. The first nine units will reach India by 9 May, said the company.

L&T’s CEO and Managing Director, Sekharipuram Narayanan Subrahmanyan, said; “This is an unprecedented situation, and we are extremely pained by the consequences of the dire shortage of oxygen.

“Nothing could be more important than human life and L&T is committed to stand by the nation. Our teams in India and abroad have, with single-minded attention in the last few days, been able to procure the oxygen generators and other components to assemble PSA units. Together we shall all overcome the Covid-19 scourge”.

SN Subrahmanyan, L&T’s CEO and Managing Director.

The oxygen generators will be assembled at L&T’s Hazira manufacturing complex. In addition to serving a short-term need, the generators will operate at the hospitals for the next 10 to 15 years.

L&T is an Indian multinational engaged in EPC projects, manufacturing and services, with more than US$21 billion in revenues.

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