Winner: Vasavadatta Cements, Sedam
Vasavadatta Cement is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IS 18001 & 50001 Company. The Plant has got all modern Equipment which is called as Most Energy Efficient Equipment in the world; and uses most advance software for controls. We have a Five Coal based power plant with total capacity of 79.2 MW. To meet the requirement of the cement plant and we are exporting surplus power to the GESCOM.
Today the time is where coal prizes are on sky and Power requirement is double of production, it becomes our duty to conserve energy.
KIL, Cement Division M/s Vasavadatta Cement being always in forefront in reduction energy consumption. We always wanted to be lowest energy consumer per ton of cement production. By participating in the Grundfos Mission Energy Challenge we have had many benefits including
- Saved about 293527 Units of power; approx. 1320871.50 Rupees in a span of 42 days. By year end savings will be huge (94809532 Units projected)
- Positively motivated staff, owing to winning the Challenge and the 11 Campaigns to motivate the staff and workers including sports, walking track, door to door awareness campaign, seminars, Skit by school children etc.
Godrej Appliances is the flagship division of M/s. Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. Refrigerators, washing machines and Air-conditioners are manufactured in this plant. We have an Integrated Management system, certified to ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18000 by TUV India. The Shirwal unit was recently awarded the prestigious GreenCo Platinum rating by CII, as recognition of its sustainable manufacturing practices. The team participated in challenge comprises members from various departments to reduce the fixed energy consumption and to increase the use of renewable energy.
Each project group has worked with total commitment to the task on hand, to ensure that their projects were successfully implemented within the stipulated time frame.
The benefits accruing from these projects were monitored and recorded a few financial savings of Rs. 7.55 lacs, saving of 50899 electrical units, avoided consumption of 4750 litres of fossil fuel and generated 2259 electrical units of renewable energy vide an in-house solar project.
These efforts have also resulted in valuable learning for all the team members. Timely execution of projects has also given a fillip to our confidence in managing projects.
Use of solar heating for our test labs, water drying ovens and redesigning of the air circulation system,
reduction in specific power energy consumption in the Injection Moulding department and reduction of volume in the powder curing are our initiatives in the challenge.
Runners Up: Subros Limited, Pune
Subros is a JV of Suri Brothers, Denso Corporation & Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan. We are manufacture & assemble Automotive, Air Conditioning Systems and our major customers are Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Mahindra Ltd, Force Motors.
Subros is keen on Environmental Management System & Sustainability activities. The top management is committed to implementation & continual improvement of energy efficient processes & systems which includes implementation of TS 16949/ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001.
Improved awareness of all employees, self discipline through “Energy Saved is Energy Produced” slogan, good manufacturing practices & a saving potential of approx. Rs 9.19 Lacs/Year.
Runners Up: Pridiw Poly Industries, Madurai
We are very thankful to NDTV for giving us the opportunity and our team feels proud that we have done some initiative on saving power which is needed for the country – we are the fore runners in our industry group to implement such changes. We are also glad to save money after our payback period on the investment.
We changed all the fluorescent tube lights to LED tubes in our factory and office, changed all low efficiency pumps to high efficiency pumps in the production process, changed the reciprocating compressor and GI air lines to screw compressor and composite pipe lines.