L&T's technology strength constitutes a strategic mix of in-house Research & Development and the expertise of its joint venture partners. With a continuous focus on innovation, design and development, the future is taking shape in L&T's Technology and Innovation centres around the world.
This technology expertise is deployed across all businesses of L&T, ensuring added value to our customers.
L&T’s Engineering Centres and technology alliances across India carry out process design and simulation, analysis of computational fluid dynamics, mechanical design, failure analysis and trouble shooting.
Engineering Development and Research Centres (EDRC)
L&T Construction’s Engineering Development and Research Centres, certified for ISO: 9001 – 2008 for their operations, are located at Chennai and Kolkata. From these hubs, multi-disciplinary teams of engineers work on sophisticated software and hardware offering value-added integrated engineering services to clients across projects, with basic & detailed design and engineering support as part of the comprehensive EPC services as well as on a stand-alone basis.
Our expertise in Process Engineering covers piping & instrumentation diagrams, sizing & selection of equipment, plant operational philosophy and site-based design verifications.
Technology Innovation Centre (TIC)
The TIC is a first of its kind, high impact innovation hub showcasing a range of new-age solutions and smart infrastructure. With the help of 36 system apps, 550+ IOT devices, 500+ CCTV’s connected through 15+ km of fibre network with 3 cloud platforms backed up by Multi-Protocol Label Switching, the TIC smartly connects and monitors our 27-acre campus, 24x7 to provide real-time data driven solutions.
Functioning as an integrated control centre, the TIC incorporates several systems including Smart Lighting, Rainfall Monitoring, Emergency Call Box & Public Address System, Surveillance, Environmental Sensors, Visitor Management, Smart Transport, Intelligent Traffic Management, Smart Wi-Fi, and Smart Waste Management.
L&T Research and Construction Testing Centre
L&T's R&D Centre, perhaps the country’s only one owned by a private company, is a unique DSIR-recognised facility that can conduct quality tests on all types of construction materials as per ISO 17025:2005, with NABL accredited facilities. Established in 2008, the Centre has specialised divisions in concrete technology, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, pavement engineering, special chemical testing on construction materials, industrial wastewater, and sophisticated instrumentation engineering and has even indigenously developed testing equipment. The Centre has to its credit a slew of innovations such as innovative refurbishing techniques for bridge decks with light weight concrete and geo-synthetics, the design and implementation of self-compacting concrete for water retaining structures, structural design review and NDT assessment of special structures, special design of foundation structures for solar projects, to name but a few.
Tunnelling Excellence Academy (TEA)
L&T's state-of-the-art TEA is in all probability India's first unique, purpose-built centre of excellence to develop in-house capabilities and skills to design, construct, operate and manage the construction of underground structures in the areas of railways, roads, hydro and smart projects. TEA aims to improve capabilities and efficiencies in operating Tunnel Boring Machines like cutter head maintenance, segment erection, grouting, safety, and the like. With a carefully evolved curriculum that is a mix of classroom-based and onsite training, TEA is working with experts from around the globe, professional bodies, partners, and academia to constantly improve and hone the courses on offer.
Providing world-class training in digital engineering, the BIM Academy aims to empower and upskill employees in the latest BIM technologies, processes and standards through end-to-end training in 3D, 4D & 5D BIM, virtual reality, common data environment, management & processes and computational designs. Through global collaborations with universities and technology experts, faculties from across the world share their knowledge and experience with our employees significantly contributing towards our digital transformation.
Heavy Engineering – Product Development and Process Technology Centre (PDPT)
Product Development and Process Technology Centre (PDPT) of L&T Heavy Engineering is a dedicated DSIR approved Research & Development Centre for technology development, primarily for Process Plant and Nuclear Plant equipment businesses. It also caters to strategic businesses like marine & aerospace for special projects requiring technological synergies. PDPT contributes towards developing cutting edge technologies in order to help Heavy Engineering move up the value chain and attain leadership position in Process Plant & Nuclear equipment businesses. To know more, click here.
Hydrocarbon Engineering and Technology Centres
Hydrocarbon Engineering Centres based at Mumbai and Vadodara have been developed as Centres of Excellence and together provide technical support for the comprehensive EPC services.
These Centres integrate our in-house strength in design & engineering, fabrication, modularisation and construction to provide engineered solutions that are construction-friendly, meeting the highest standards of quality and safety and in line with international standards.
Defence & Aerospace – Technology
Research and development is a prerequisite for technological innovation. At L&T Heavy Engineering, the Product & Technology Development Center (PTDC) is a dedicated group that develops and engineers highly advanced strategic systems. Employees work at the cutting edge of technology and sculpt state-of-the-art products & systems for the Defense & Aerospace sector. The applications for which we design and build systems are very demanding. They need to meet minimum form and weight constraints, have a large range of motion, high accuracy and high speed of response. They also need to have high reliability and ease of maintainability and serviceability. For more details about our product and technology development centres,click here.
Our Technology Alliances enable us to provide best-in-class services to our customers. These Alliances span diverse sectors, including Power, Hydrocarbon and Construction.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Japan has over five decades of experience in manufacturing supercritical boilers and turbine-generators and is a global leader with a world market share of 28 per cent for large turbine generators.
Its unrestricted, exclusive Technology Transfer Agreement enables L&T Power to design, manufacture, erect and commission supercritical boilers, turbine-generators (up to-1000 MW) and pulverisers.
L&T Sargent & Lundy
Sargent & Lundy provides complete consulting, engineering and project development services for all types of fossil fuel power generation and power delivery projects. Its record of accomplishments includes the design of close to 1000 power plants totaling over 122000 MW for clients worldwide.
Globally available and locally accessible, S&L has had an association spanning 25 years with L&T. The JV, L&T-S&L has a team of experienced engineers who deploy advanced technology to engineer customised solutions for power projects around the world.