Lanjigarh (Odisha): Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added products,swept five awards at the prestigious 21st National Award for Excellence in Energy Management, held last week, in a virtual conclave and ceremony.

Vedanta Aluminium won in the following categories:

·         Vedanta Ltd., Lanjigarh, was conferred with‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ award for deploying processes that significantly improved energy efficiency in alumina refinery.

·         BALCO received ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ as well as ‘Innovative Project’ award for its best practices and breakthrough innovation in energy management.

·         Both smelters of Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, were adjudged as ‘Energy Efficient Unit’ for streamlining and reducing energy consumption through sustained process improvements.

In this edition of the award, more than 250 organizations hailing from different industry sectors like metal, power, cement, engineering, paper, automation had participated, of whom only 154 were selected for the jury round. Among the finalists, Vedanta Aluminium emerged as a significant contender in the ‘metals’ segment winning five coveted awards.

Speaking about the award, Aluminium & Power, Vedanta Ltd. CEO Ajay Kapur said, “These awards stand testimony to our persistent efforts pushing the benchmarks of energy performance across our operations. It is our constant endeavor to adopt smart technologies to make our operations more efficient and sustainablein line with our ethos of zero harm, zero waste, zero discharge. As we produce top quality aluminium, the green metal, to boost India’s self-reliance in sectors of critical importance – from space exploration to rural electrification, we are also committed to emerge as the most energy efficient aluminium producer globally, fulfilling our responsibility towards creating a more sustainable world.”

Vedanta Aluminium’s business units have always been forerunners in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability.

Site In-charge – Siemens Ltd., Vedanta’s business partner for operation and maintenance of various sections in the Jharsuguda plant, Abutar Khan said, “Siemens works in partnership with Vedanta to ensure that its smelters, power plants, cast houses and other assets operate with high standards of energy efficiency. To that end, we always strive for better performance, streamlining our processes that are benchmarked against global best practices.”

Vedanta Aluminium & Power, a part of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, producing almost half of India’s aluminium or 1.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in FY20, and is also one of the largest private power producers in the country. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class smelters, power plants and alumina refinery spread across India, the company fulfills its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.