Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) is a multi-sector infrastructure company with a strong footprint across various sectors like hydrocarbons, electric buses, defence, telecom, power, transport, manufacturing, general and social infrastructure, irrigation, and drinking water.This $5bn company is taking giant strides globally. Leveraging the advantage of its strength in having a diversified portfolio in multifarious sectors, the company has made its presence felt in areas that have been key drivers of growth.
The company began as a fabrication unit with a few employees and has grown into a global engineering and infrastructure conglomerate. The company has, in its 32-year-journey, executed award-winning and record-breaking infrastructure marvels across different realms, and it sure has carved a niche for itself. Making innovation its middle name and adopting internationally proven technology to match Indian conditions, the company has blended technological excellence into its projects, leaving an indelible.
As a result, the MEIL has placed itself in a numero uno position by proving its capabilities in executing several engineering and infrastructure projects in the public and private sectors at a breakneck speed without compromising on quality. The MEIL grew multi-fold by acquiring different companies across the globe, over the years.
A few of the company's flagship projects in execution are:
Raageshwari Gas Terminal
The Raageshwari Gas Terminal project was completed in a record time of seven months. It was executed in Rajasthan for Cairn, one of India's important oil & gas exploration companies. The MEIL has proven its mettle in executing complex projects and redefined the gamut of fast-track projects.
Substation for PGCIL at Nambulapulakunta in AP
The Nambulapulakunta substation in Andhra Pradesh is an Ultra-mega Solar Power Project that has crowned the company with many recognitions. This advanced substation was executed in a record time of seven months for PGCIL.
Pattisam – India's fastest river integration project
The project was completed in record time, without using any electric overhead travelling cranes. As a result, it has earned numerous accolades as India's fastest river integration project ever taken up. This challenging and time-bound project aimed at interlinking the Godavari and the Krishna in Andhra Pradesh.
NKSL - India's first river-linking project
Narmada-Kshipra-Simhastha- lift irrigation scheme, the country's first river-linking project, resolved the drinking water woes of the Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh. It showcased the company's meticulous planning and extraordinary execution skills.
Five interlinking projects executed under lift irrigation in India
The company is proud of executing five river linking projects in the country. These projects fulfil the water needs of various industrial sectors in the country. This project demonstrates the unmatched core strength in lift irrigation project execution.
India's first concentrated solar-thermal project in AP
This project is one of the first executed solar thermal power plants under the National Solar Mission. The state-of-the-art 50-MW Concentrated Solar Thermal Plant in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, will significantly reduce carbon emissions.
First-of-its-kind Canal-Top Solar Project
Narmada Canal Top solar power project is recognised as "one of the top 100 most innovative infrastructure projects" globally. The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, inaugurated this project in 2015. This 5.5-km-long-Canal-top project has 33,800 solar panels and prevents water from evaporating.
Pumping water through advanced 11,000-MW-capacity machines
The company has executed many landmark lift irrigation projects involving setting up the highest-capacity machines in the country. At KLIP alone, it has installed 104 machines with a combined capacity of 4,439 MW.
Kaleshwaram - world's largest multi-stage lift irrigation project
The unique feature of this project is that it has changed the direction of a river. This multi-stage lift irrigation project, recognised as an engineering marvel, involves the most complex and critical electro-mechanical works, power infrastructure, and piped irrigation.
World's largest spillway barrage at Polavaram
The Polavaram multipurpose project has the world's largest spillway. It can discharge 50lakh cusecs of floodwater. This iconic project is a lifeline to the people of Andhra Pradesh.
Manufacturer of the world's biggest advanced oil rigs
The company manufactures the most advanced hydraulic technology rigs for the first time in the country. In addition, under the 'Make-in-India' initiative, the company is supplying high-performance land drilling and workovers rigs to ONGC. These rigs work on globally proven technology.
Massive tunnels in irrigation projects
The company's expertise in tunnelling won many accolades. The company has executed the longest irrigation tunnel projects using state-of-the-art tunnel boring machines. A few noteworthy ones include Devadula, Kaleswaram and Veligonda. In the JCR Devadula project, MEIL has constructed a 43-km-long tunnel.
Zojila - Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel
India's strategic and Asia's longest bi-directional Zojila tunnel provides all-weather connectivity between Ladakh and Kashmir. With the company's execution excellence, the project is progressing briskly.
A broad gauge rail line connecting the Chardham in Uttarakhand
The company is executing the most challenging Rishikesh - Karnaprayag railway line construction project in the Himalayan terrains for RVNL. The project will connect remote pilgrimages and reduce travel time. The 15-km-long tunnel and an escape tunnel being constructed by the MEIL are the most complex, mainly due to unfavourable weather conditions.
Introducing electric buses to India
The MEIL group company, Olectra Greentech Ltd, is the pioneer in bringing electric mobility into the country. The 100% electric, zero-emission, noiseless buses clocked over 5cr kilometres and reduced a significant number of carbon emissions.
The MEIL has executed innovative projects like four air-insulated and three gas-insulated electrical substations at Western Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (WUPPTCL) with minimal use of area, the 50-megawatt Solar Thermal Power Plant in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, 10 MW Canal-top Solar Power Project on Vadodara branch canal on the River Narmada.
The MEIL recognises the opportunities in the transport ecosystem and is bringing in the latest technologies for 100 per cent eco-friendly and zero-emission electric vehicles. It has acquired a public limited company - Olectra Greentech Ltd. The Olectra has introduced electric buses to the Indian market to make public transport more sustainable.
Evey Trans Private Limited, an MEIL group company established in 2018, has emerged as the largest and the only 100 per cent service provider of electric bus operations in India. Creating engineering wonders in infrastructure and development projects and investing in green transport, the MEIL stands tall amid peers in delivering the best-in-class technology solutions.
The MEIL, headquartered at Hyderabad in India, has, for the first time, set its foot outside India in 2014 with the Kimara Water Transmission project at Upper Ruvu in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, Africa. Ever since, there has been no looking back. It has a presence in many geographies across the globe such as