Jamshedpur: 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 Susheel Kumar, Secretary (Coal), Government of India at ‘5th International Coal Conference’ held at New Delhi on November 6 last.
On behalf of Tata Steel, Madhurendra Prasad Sinha, Head (BCPP), Jharia Division and 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.
Madhurendra Prasad Sinha, Head (BCPP), Jharia Division also bagged the award in individual category for Coal Processing Innovation Award 2016’. 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, 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.