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Coal washeries of Tata Steel conferred with ‘Best Operating Coal Washery’ award by Coal Preparation Society of India

Jamshedpur – WEBWIRE

Washery II of West Bokaro Division and Bhelatand Coal Preparation Plant (BCPP) of Jharia Division of Tata Steel have been awarded the ‘Best Operating Coal Washery’ award by the Coal Preparation Society of India. The award was conferred by Mr Susheel Kumar, Secretary (Coal), Government of India at ‘5th International Coal Conference’ held at New Delhi on November 6, 2017.

On behalf of Tata Steel, Mr Madhurendra Prasad Sinha, Head (BCPP), Jharia Division and Mr Rajeev Kumar Ranjan, Head (Washery II), West Bokaro Division received the awards. Both the washeries of Tata Steel received the award for best operational performance in productivity, quality, efficiency, environmental impact and safety thereby improving the overall efficiency of the plant.

Mr Madhurendra Prasad Sinha, Head (BCPP), Jharia Division also bagged the award in individual category for ‘Coal Processing Innovation Award 2016’.  Mr Sinha was awarded for his practical innovations that resulted in very significant improvement in capacity utilization, operational, quality improvement and environment benefits accrued by BCPP, Jharia Division.

Expressing happiness on receiving the awards, Mr Sanjay Kumar Singh, General Manager (Coal), Tata Steel said: “We are honoured to have been recognised for our initiatives towards innovation and quality coal processing. We are thankful to our employees who are committed to environment friendly and cost effective coal production- the key to a sustainable future"

Representing India’s commitment to Clean Coal to the world, CPSI is a non-profit, non-government professional body having members from coal, power, iron and steel sectors and their allied industries. CPSI is dedicated to promote washing of high ash domestic coal to improve quality and enhance the calorific value.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Besides being one of ‘worldsteel’s’ Climate Action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ by TIME Award, the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, among several others.

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