Two power plants at Vedanta Jharsuguda, India’s largest producer of aluminium and its value-added products, were awarded as the ‘Best Water-Efficient Plant’ at the Water Optimization Conference, organised by the Mission Energy Foundation. Vedanta’s 4x600 MW Thermal Power Plant (TPP) and 9X135 MW Captive Power Plant (CPP) won the awards in the >=500 MW and <=500 MW categories respectively, for their innovative measures to optimise water consumption across their value-chain and increase the share of recycled and reused water.
To further bolster its efforts in water conservation, Vedanta has recently commissioned a Reverse Osmosis (RO) based Effluent Treatment Plant at its TPP in Jharsuguda. The 500 m3/hr capacity Effluent Treatment Plant will collect wastewater from various processes and will treat it to make it useful for various purposes across the plant, thereby ensuring maximum recycling of wastewater and conservation of freshwater.
Speaking about the company’s water stewardship, Deepak Prasad, Dy. CEO, Vedanta Ltd, Jharsuguda, said, “We have laser-sharp focus on water conservation at our operations and beyond and this award is a recognition of our efforts. In line with our mission ‘Zero Harm, Zero Waste and Zero Discharge’, we have adopted various robust measures to recycle and reuse wastewater from all plant processes.”
In FY21, Vedanta Jharsuguda has recycled a total of 86 lakh litres of water. The company has undertaken robust measures to optimize water consumption across its value-chain and increase the share of recycled and reused water, such as:
Vedanta is India’s largest producer of the green metal, aluminium, operating a world-class 1.6 MTPA aluminium smelter and 3615 MW thermal power generation facility in Jharsuguda, Odisha. The only Indian smelter in the global ‘1 million tonne’ production and export club, Vedanta Jharsuguda is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications across core industries. With its state-of-the-art facilities, unparalleled engineering prowess, R&D and innovation abilities, Vedanta Jharsuguda is working towards a sustainable and greener future for all by spurring emerging applications of aluminium, the ‘Metal of the Future’.
Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading oil & gas and metals company with significant operations in oil & gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, steel, and aluminium & power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment.
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