GE and Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) wholly owned subsidiary L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to manufacture subsea manifolds for upcoming deepwater projects in the Krishna-Godavari basin on the east coast of India.

L&T’s modular fabrication facility in the state of Tamil Nadu is spread over an area of 600,000m² and has an annual capacity of 50,000mt.

The facility selected as the production site is equipped with advanced welding and fabrication capabilities and a 150m jetty.

"Projects of such strategic importance and magnitude bring huge responsibility and we are poised to make significant contributions to India’s growth curve going ahead."

According to the company, the facility is suitable for manufacturing advanced hardware for the seabed.

GE Oil & Gas South Asia CEO Ashish Bhandari said: “GE continues to grow its widespread manufacturing footprint in India and this latest collaboration will continue our contributions towards Make in India.

“Our strategic partnership with L&T has opened new avenues for us to manufacture highly advanced equipment to serve the needs of India’s oil and gas sector as well as the broader, global industry.”

GE’s subsea manifolds will use a modular approach to provide safety and quality as well as address the complexities of the subsea environment.

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering CEO and managing director Subramanian Sarma said: “Associating with GE will help L&T to broaden its offering in the deep water space and provide a compelling value proposition to our customers.

“Projects of such strategic importance and magnitude bring huge responsibility and we are poised to make significant contributions to India’s growth curve going ahead.”


Image: A rendering of L&T’s modular facility on the seabed. Photo: courtesy of General Electric.