Hyderabad : Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational engaged in EPC Projects, Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Services with over USD 21 billion in Revenue, on Wednesday announced that it has immediately started working towards a long-term solution to meet the medical-grade oxygen demand in the country.
At a time when India is reeling in the wake of the ‘second Covid-19 wave’, which has consequently led to a shortage of oxygen, L&T will soon start delivering 22 oxygen generators to various hospitals in India, where the scarcity is most acute, the company said in a release.
These units will absorb air from the atmosphere before converting it into medical-grade oxygen and pumping it into pre-existing pipes in the hospitals.
Of these, the parts of the first tranche of nine equipment will reach India in next 4-days and these will be progressively delivered from May 15 to hospitals that are in acute need and do not possess required infrastructure to receive bulk oxygen supply, it said.
L&T CEO and Managing Director S N Subrahmanyan, said, 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”, he added.
L&T is sourcing the components from various parts of the world and once assembled at L&T’s Hazira Manufacturing Complex, each of the parts will be compact and stand-alone oxygen-making units.
After testing, they will be dispatched to various hospitals where they will immediately start producing medical-grade oxygen as per the requirements, he said.
Mr Subrahmanyan said each unit has a compressor, dryer, oxygen generator and two storage tanks that could cater to hospitals or medical facilities with over 1,750 beds.
Each of the units has a capacity range from 1,000 Litres Per Minute (LPM) to 500 LPM and these permanent units will serve the hospitals for the next 10-15 years, he added.