Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP) has been conferred with the National Energy Conservation Award (first position) for the year 2020, in appreciation of its commendable achievements in the area of energy conservation, specific to the secondary steel sector.
In view of the COVID norms, the entire award ceremony was conducted online. On behalf of the company, Debashish Majumdar, senior general manager, Operations and Maintenance, Steel, and Biltu Maji, deputy divisional head, Central Electrical Maintenance, received the award from RK Singh, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, during the National Energy Conservation Awards function held on January 11, 2021.
The award has been instituted to recognise and honour excellence in energy conservation practices, as well as consistent reduction in specific energy consumption. TSLP achieved an overall reduction of 12 percent electrical energy and 15 percent thermal energy over the FY19 consumption figures. This was made possible through the implementation of several in-house improvements and SHIKHAR initiatives, eg, reduction of MBF fuel and DRI coal consumption, increase in waste heat power generation from DRI and coke oven, steel making in electric arc furnace by oxygen blowing (resulting in zero power and electrode consumption), reduction of idle run of the equipment across the plant, reduction of power consumption in MBF and SMS by power factor improvement, etc.