Vedanta Aluminium Biz Wins 3 Gold at SEEM National Energy Management Awards 2020

Vedanta Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Ltd, has bagged 3 ‘Gold Awards’ at the SEEM National Energy Management Awards (SNEMA) 2020 for excellence in energy management at its Aluminium Smelters I & II and 1,215 MW Captive Power Plant at Jharsuguda in Odisha.

August 06, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Vedanta Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Ltd, has bagged 3 ‘Gold Awards’ at the SEEM National Energy Management Awards (SNEMA) 2020 for excellence in energy management at its Aluminium Smelters I & II and 1,215 MW Captive Power Plant at Jharsuguda in Odisha.

An Aluminium Smelter is a plant where aluminium oxide or alumina undergoes electrolytic reduction to produce pure aluminium.

Vedanta Jharsuguda’s 1,215 MW Captive Power Plant and 2,400 MW Thermal Power Plant have also won at the Thermal Power Plant Operation & Maintenance Conference and Awards 2021 for overall operational excellence.

Commenting on the achievement, Rahul Sharma, CEO of Vedanta Aluminium Business, said, “As India’s largest producer of aluminium, a 100% recyclable metal, we are cognizant of our responsibilities towards sustainable development and climate action. We are working towards it through a three-pronged strategy of ensuring judicious resource usage, energy-efficient operations, and renewable energy sourcing. We have adopted global best-practises in energy and resource management, and deployed cutting-edge solutions to reduce our carbon footprint. We are also exploring viable options of renewable energy sourcing for producing aluminium, the green metal.”

Appreciating Vedanta Aluminium’s focus on energy management, Krishna kumar Ramanathan, Vice President and Country Business Head – Large Drives Applications, Siemens Ltd, commented, “Siemens has been associated with Vedanta Aluminium for integrated plant maintenance of its smelter units at Jharsuguda, Odisha, for well over a decade. With its engineering and domain expertise, the Siemens team has been contributing to Vedanta’s efforts toward reducing energy consumption in all areas of operations. We are happy to be a value-added service provider to Vedanta, playing a crucial part in this successful journey of energy optimization for sustainable and world-class smelter operations.”

Vedanta Aluminium Business in Odisha and Chhattisgarh is India’s largest manufacturer of aluminium, producing half of India’s aluminium i.e. 1.96 million tonnes in FY21. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries.

With its world-class Aluminium Smelters, Alumina Refinery and Power Plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

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