Tata Chemicals Babrala plant wins the prestigious CII – Efficient Energy Management Award

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Babrala plant which produces urea in Uttar Pradesh is amongst the most energy efficient fertilizer plant in India

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MUMBAI: Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) bagged an esteemed award for Excellence in Energy Management 2013 by CII for the company’s Babrala plant in Uttar Pradesh. TCL won for ‘Energy Efficient Unit’ award in general category. The company was felicitated in 14th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2013 at a gala function in Hyderabad. The award strengthens the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and its constant endevour of meeting sustainability goals.

Tata Chemicals Babrala plant was amongst 76 selected companies from around 232 applicants from across India. The company was selected based on the rigorous efforts on Energy Conservation during the last three years.

Speaking on the achievement, Mr. R Mukundan, MD, Tata Chemicals Limited said, “All Tata Chemicals manufacturing plants have demonstrated a sustainable performance in achieving targets on their energy, water and inclusivity dimensions and are becoming benchmark on their environmental and safety performance. Our Babrala plant is amongst the most energy efficient fertilizer plant in India. These prestigious awards and recognitions help us calibrate our approach to raise the bar and meet the emerging expectations around sustainable performance.”

The companies have been evaluated based on criteria such as Continuous improvements for energy conservation; recycle of waste, focus on renewable energy resources, latest energy management system (ISO-50001) etc. Categories for the award include Cement, Power and Building and General.

The objective of the awards was to recognize and Award “Excellence” in Energy Management in Industries and to facilitate sharing of information by excellent energy efficient companies. The entire focus of the evaluation was to assess the trend of  reduction in specific energy consumption, its proximity towards global best in energy consumption, innovation in identifying and implementing energy saving projects, savings achieved, methodology adopted during the implementation, proven efforts taken by the company to sustain the savings and utilization of Renewable Energy & waste materials.

Tata Chemicals Babrala plant has also been awarded the Sword of Honour four times by the British Safety Council.

A part of the over US$ 100 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on LIFE —Living, Industrial and Farm Essentials. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business.

Through its Living Essentials portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodised salt segment. With the introduction of an innovative, low-cost, nanotechnology based water purifier; it is providing affordable, safe drinking water to the masses. Extending its portfolio from salt to other food essentials, TCL unveiled India’s first national brand of pulses in 2010.

The company’s Industry Essentials product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products. Tata Chemicals currently is the world’s second largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Starting April 1st 2011, these key international subsidiaries have been rebranded as Tata Chemicals Europe Limited (TCE), Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited (TCM), Tata Chemicals South Africa Pty Limited, Tata Chemicals North America Inc. (TCNA), and Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) partners (TCSAP).

With its Farming Essentials portfolio the company has carved a niche in India as a crop nutrients provider. It is a leading manufacturer of urea and phosphatic fertilizers and, through its subsidiary Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business.

The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology. The company’s Centre for Agri-Solutions and Technology provides advice on farming solutions and crop nutrition practices.

The company has also entered into a joint venture with Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd. Singapore (JOiL) to develop jathropa seedlings to enable bio fuels capability.

In line with its mission, ‘serving society through science’, the company is applying its expertise in sciences, to develop high-tech and sustainable products.

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