Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tata Steel Jamshedpur dispatches first consignment of steel slag ‘Tata Aggreto’ to BRO

Jamshedpur: Tata Steel today dispatched the first ever consignment of Tata Aggreto, the company’s branded steel slag aggregates to Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for construction of roads in Arunachal Pradesh under Project Arunank.

By supplying a value-added industrial by-product for road construction, Tata Steel has reiterated its

commitment to building a more sustainable steel sector by adopting the principles of circular economy and has alsopioneered in a nation building initiative, the company said.

The first rake of Tata Aggreto (branded Steel Slag Aggregates) was virtually flagged off by Dr. Jitendra Singh, honorable Minister of Science & Technology, and physically by Uttam Singh, Vice President Iron Making, Tata Steel, Manoranjan Parida, Director CSIR-CRRI, Rajesh Kumar, EIC IBMD Tata Steel and Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist, CRRI, Col. Naveen Kumar Sah, Director Works Planning, Project Arunank from Platform Number 4 at Tatanagar Railway station.

Senior officials from BRO, Tata Steel, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and NITI Aayog. Dr V K Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog, Dr N Kalaiselvi, Director General, CSIR, Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chaudhary, Director General,

BRO were also connected virtually during the function.

Uttam Singh, Vice President, Iron Making, Tata Steelsaid, “The slag we are now sending to BRO for building roads in Arunachal Pradesh is a great example of how circular economy works at Tata Steel. We are committed to deliver sustainable products having minimal ecological footprint by adopting newer technologies and developing new products and applications.” He further said that “We are happy to note that Border Roads Organization (BRO) under Arunank Division in association with CRRI will be constructing roads in Arunachal Pradesh and we are proud to partner in this pioneering initiative for nation building.”

With “Zero Waste” goal, Tata Steel has created a dedicated profit centre for by-products management – Industrial By-Product Management Division (IBMD) to ensure efficient by-products management. The by-products are processed to maximize their value so that they can be recycled or reused in various applications. In the year 2018, Tata Steel launched Tata Aggreto, India’s first branded product manufactured from processed steel slag. The introduction of this brand has been part of Tata Steel’s journey of excellence and value creation for its customers. Tata Steel has also commissioned first-of-its-kind accelerated weathering facility through steam aging at both Jamshedpur & Kalinganagar for processing of steel slag.

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