Bhubaneswar:On the occasion of National Engineers Day, Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest aluminium producer, re-committed itself to nurturing its workforce, comprising thousands of highly skilled engineers in several functions, towards contributing to the rich legacy of Indian engineering. In doing so, the company aims to celebrate their unwavering dedication to driving operational excellence and tech-led innovation within India’s industrial landscape, thereby building the nation into a global manufacturing hub for a plethora of sectors.
Given the size and scale of Vedanta Aluminium’s operations, it is host to several kinds of engineers, including chemical, computer, civil, electrical, mining, safety, and mechanical engineers. A significant part of the companyemerging as India’s largest producer of aluminium todaycan be attributed to this skilled pool of talent, who are at the forefront of product innovation, knowledge-sharing and extensive research and development within the domestic aluminium industry.
Together, they are tasked with overseeing one of the world’s largest aluminium smelting facilities at Jharsuguda and a world-class alumina production facility at Lanjigarh in Odisha, in addition to nurturing Balco, India’s iconic aluminium producer based in Korba, Chhattisgarh. These responsibilities also include managing one ofthe largest captive thermal power portfolios in India, with a massive capacity of about 5500 MW of thermal power spread across the country. Vedanta Aluminium advocates non-linear approaches to solving challenges, empowering its engineers to experiment, implement and recalibrate as needed. A spirit of innovation, excellence and entrepreneurship, imbued as part of its core values, is actively encouraged as well.
The deep expertise present at Vedanta’s operationsensures peak performanceand the seamless production of high-quality aluminium. By partnering with technology providers from around the globe, and withemerging startups offering innovative new solutions, the company ensures that its employees are continuously upskilled with in-depth knowledge about their domains. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), IIoT, and digital twins are just a few of the Industry 4.0 technologies deployed at Vedanta Aluminium’s operations, providing valuable knowledge to its engineering teams and outlining its commitment to resource efficiencies, plant excellence, and seamless asset management.
On the occasion, Sunil Gupta, COO, Vedanta Ltd. – Aluminium Business, remarked, “Engineers are a key cornerstone of our organisation, and at Vedanta Aluminium, our unwavering commitment is to cultivate an environment that nurtures innovation and empowers them to sculpt the future. We acknowledge the pivotal role engineers play in gainfully utilisingthe nation’s resources for its unbridled progress.”
Adding his views,Rajesh Kumar, CEO and Wholetime Director, Balco, said, “Our exceptional team of engineers are part of the wider community of India’s engineers who have been an integral part of our nation’s technological advancements. Together, we are forging a path towards a brighter future through cutting-edge technology, creating avenues for accelerated development and socio-economic development.”
Sharing how the company is building an environment of excellence, Dilip Sinha, CHRO, Vedanta Ltd. – Aluminium Business, said, “We have created a culture of continuous improvement and training for our employees, ensuring that they have access to the tools and resources to excel. This is achieved through people policies designed to stimulate creative, analytical minds and unleash fantastic outcomes for the employees as well as the organisation.”