L&T to foray into South Africa's power sector; to form JV

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and Befula Investments, South Africa have signed an agreement to form a joint venture firm Larsen & Toubro T&D SA, a company release said.

The JV company would capitalise on the power transmission and distribution opportunities in South Africa, it said.

The installed power capacity of South Africa is close to 44,000 MW and the current peak demand shortage is about 3,000 MW, which is expected to grow six per cent every year, it added.

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