ICC AWARDS FOR 2013 PRESENTED
Posted On : 16th October 2014

The ICC Award for Excellence in various categories for the year 2013 were presented to the Winners at a glittering function organised at the Tajmahal Palace & Towers, Mumbai, on 30th September 2014.

Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon'ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India was the Chief Guest and Padmavibhushan Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India was the Guest of Honour.


ON THE DAIS ARE: MR. H. S. KARANGLE, DIRECTOR GENERAL - ICC; MR. YOGESH M. KOTHARI, PAST - PRESIDENT-ICC; SHRI ANANTH KUMAR, HON'BLE MINISTER; DR. ANIL KAKODKAR; MR. RAKESH BHARTIA, PRESIDENT-ICC AND MR. RAVI KAPOOR, VICE PRESIDENT, ICC.



SHRI ANANTH KUMAR, HON'BLE MINISTER FOR CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS, GOVT. OF INDIA,
ADDRESSING THE PARTICIPANTS


PADMAVIBHUSHAN DR. ANIL KAKODKAR,
ADDRESSING THE PARTICIPANTS

 

ICC ACHARYA P. C. RAY AWARD FOR
DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY - 2013

Conferred on
AVRA LABORATORIES PVT. LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Dr. A. V. Rama Rao founded AVRA LABORATORIES in 1995 after retiring as the Director of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad. With four sites based in Hyderabad and Vizag, it is amongst the first companies in India to focus on high-end contract research, custom synthesis of complex chemicals and difficult to manufacture intermediates and APIs.

One example of the innovative technologies developed by Avra is the total synthesis of Irinotecan, a compound with high molecular complexity. This drug is a semi-synthetic derivative of the natural product Camptothecin and used to treat colorectal cancer. Using a 20 step synthesis, Avra has developed a commercially viable process to produce Irinotecan and its intermediates with a higher purity at a lower cost. Conventionally, Irinotecan and its intermediates such as SN-38 is made from Camptothecin, a compound derived through extraction from a plant source - Camptotheca acuminata. This process requires extensive chromatographic separations and relies on some low yielding synthetic steps to yield SN-38 with a purity not exceeding 98.5%. Avra's technology does not rely on the natural source and the product is made directly from commercially available and inexpensive raw materials. The process allows for the preparation of SN-38, the key intermediate for the synthesis of Irinotecan with a purity of 99.8%. The process is scalable and all concerns related to dependence on plant sources such as seasonal yield, land and time for growth and pesticide residues from soil do not arise. Avra's process allows for recovery and re-use of certain reagents and solvents making the process green by minimizing waste.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC ACHARYA P. C. RAY AWARD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY for the year 2013 on AVRA LABORATORIES PVT. LTD., Hyderabad.


Dr. A. V. Rama Rao, CMD, receiving the Award from the Hon'ble Minister.


ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING - 2013

Conferred on
GUJARAT STATE FERTILIZERS & CHEMICALS LTD.
C I T A T I O N
Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd (GSFC) is a joint stock company promoted by Government of Gujarat. Its manufacturing units are located at 4 places with main office at Fertilizer Nagar, Vadodara. 

The company manufactures Ammonia, Urea, ASP, DAP, Caprolactam, Nylon 6 Chips, Nylon 6 Filament Yarn, Sulphuric Acid, Melamine, etc.  GSFC has been manufacturing Caprolactam for a long.  Hydroxyl Amine Sulphate solution of 26% is manufactured by GSFC for its captive use in synthesis of Caprolactam in form of aqueous solution, which is integrated part of Caprolactam Complex.  After meeting the requirement of captive consumption for production of Caprolactam and MEK Oxime, surplus HAS is to remain which gave an idea for conversion of solution to HAS crystals. 

India imports 6000 - 7000 MTPY of HAS crystals from different countries to meet the requirement of pharmaceuticals, insecticides and for other applications.  As a part of import substitute, GSFC developed a process for producing HAS crystals from 26% HAS solution.  It is a completely in-house technology development and GSFC has installed 1200 MTPY capacity HAS crystals plant.  HAS crystals in pure form are recovered through eco-friendly and zero pollution processes which comprise steps like Evaporation, Crystallization, Centrifuging, Dissolution, Re-crystallization, Re-centrifuging and Drying.

HAS solution containing 280 gm/litre of HAS Sulphate is concentrated to 60% at 90°C.  Condensate come out of the process is utilized in dissolution of Crude Crystals.  Concentrated HAS is subjected to crystallization at 1-5°C.  Crude Crystals are separated and dissolved in condensate to get 50% solution of HAS Crystals.  The solution thus obtained is re-crystallized at 1-5°C to get the high purity HAS Crystals.  Pure crystals are centrifuged and dried subsequently.

Patent had been filed and obtained vide Patent No. 195922 from Government of India in the year 2002.

The Basic Engineering Package based on in-house know how was developed by design department of GSFC.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL PLANT DESIGN & ENGINEERING for the year 2013 on GUJARAT STATE FERTILIZERS & CHEMICALS LTD., Vadodara, Gujarat.


Mr. B. N. Butala, OSD (Research), GSFC, receiving the Award from the Minister


ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF
HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT - 2013

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
E. I. DUPONT INDIA PVT. LTD.

C I T A T I O N

E. I. DuPont India Pvt. Limited was established in the year 1994 as a wholly owned subsidiary of US based DuPont. Dupont has been bringing world class science and engineering to the global market place in the form of innovative products, materials and services since 1802. 

It has 3 manufacturing sites: one at Madurai, Tamilnadu and two at Savli, Gujarat.  It has also set up DuPont Knowledge Centre at Hyderabad.  DuPont is a Responsible Care Committed Company and is allowed to use RC Logo by ICC.  DuPont is also an ISO 14001 certified company.

The major products of the company include crop protection products and performance polymers.  DuPont has publicly established environmental goals.  Its 2015 environmental footprint goals identify opportunities for reducing green house gas emission, water consumption and energy usage.  The consumption of various resources has come down substantially.

Core values of the company includes Safety & Health, Environmental Stewardship, Respect for people & Highest Ethical Behaviour.

DuPont has established 11 Safety Principles which are followed vigorously: All injuries and illness can be prevented; Management is responsible; All operating exposures can be controlled; Safety is a condition of employment; Training employees to work safely is essential; Audit must be conducted; All deficiencies must be corrected promptly; It is essential to investigate all injuries and incidents; Employee involvement is essential; Off-the-job safety is the important element of the safety effort; Safety is a good business. 

DuPont adheres to the highest standards to ensure the safety and health of employees, customers and the people of the communities in which it operates.

As a result DuPont Knowledge Centre achieved 5 years of injury-free operations, Madurai plant has achieved 13 years of injury-free operations and Savli plant also achieved 13 years of injury-free operations.  Savli plant has zero discharge facility.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT for the year 2013 on E.I. DUPONT INDIA PVT. LTD., Gurgaon, Haryana.


Mr. Ajay Pannu & Dr. Pravin Kumar Singh, E.I. DuPont India receiving the Award.

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF
HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT - 2013

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
NAGARJUNA FERTILIZERS AND CHEMICALS LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (NFCL) was established in the year 1992 and the plant is located at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.  NFCL's annual turnover is above Rs. 5000 Crores. 

NFCL is ISO 9001, ISO 140001, OHSAS 18001 and RC 14001 certified company. It is also Responsible Care Committed Company and is allowed to use RC Logo by ICC. 

NFCL manufactures Urea in the range of 4000 - 4500 MTPD from Natural Gas. The major hazardous material handled includes Ammonia which is produced in-house. The company has storage of NH3 under low temperature and ambient pressure in double-walled storage tanks. 

NFCL has a consistent record of reducing consumption of resources. It is one of the top rankers in the Fertilizer Industry in specific energy and resource consumption per ton of Urea. This has been achieved by continuous up-gradation of technology. 

NFCL is a zero discharge site.  During the year 2013-14 NFCL has harvested 27000 M3 rain water. It has established Green Belt in the area of 789 acres with about 4,00,000 plants consisting of 170 species. Ambient air is continuously monitored within the premises and up to 15 KM by well equipped mobile van. There is continual reduction in air emission which is much below the State Pollution Control Board limit. Solid waste like spent Catalysts and used Batteries are sent to authorize recyclers.

The company has implemented 14 elements of Process Safety Management. Management of change procedure is in place. Near misses and unusual occurrences are being reported and investigated.  The Work Permit System is being audited.  Training of contract employees is conducted.  Good facility for occupational health check-up with full time doctor and male nurses in shifts are available. Health monitoring of all the employees is done. It has all the facilities for fire and safety and emergency response. People are trained and regular mock drills and table-top exercise are conducted.

Management commitment is of high order and is evident from the fact that safety is at the top most agenda of all the management meetings. The plant is well laid out, maintenance is excellent with measures taken to ensure mechanical integrity, and housekeeping is of highest order.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT for the year 2013 on NAGARJUNA FERTILIZERS AND CHEMICALS LTD., Kakinada.


Mr. G.V.S Anand & Mr. Debashish Mohanty, Nagarjuna Fertilizers receiving the Award.

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF
HEALTH / SAFETY / ENVIRONMENT - 2013

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue Below Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
NATIONAL PEROXIDE LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

National Peroxide Limited (NPL) is a public limited company established in the year 1954.  Its manufacturing site is located at Ambivali, Kalyan, Maharashtra.  The company manufactures and supplies Hydrogen Peroxide, Sodium Perborate, Per Acetic Acid and Compressed Hydrogen Gas.

NPL has implemented Integrated Management System which includes ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001. A management framework with well defined structure, roles and responsibilities, group standards, audits, training and third party verification process has further strengthened the level of confidence in HSE management. NPL is Responsible Care Committed Company.
The company has technologically advanced ETP with latest technology of tertiary treatment system consisting of Dissolved Air Floatation, UV Treatment and Reverse Osmosis. Its manufacturing processes are DCS controlled and closely monitored to ensure that environmental emission is under control.  Environment monitoring plan for the site is in place.  Work room and ambient monitoring is carried out as per the environment monitoring plan by a third party approved by Ministry of Environment & Forests.

NPL ensures compliance of all applicable statutory rules & regulations with system in place for monthly evaluation and monitoring.  Work Permit system is strictly followed for all jobs in plant to ensure that HSE issues are taken care of before starting the job.  The work permits include Cold Work Permit, Hot Work Permit, Confined Space Entry and Working at Height. The company has Fire Hydrant system installed in the plant to handle any emergency condition. The First Aiders along with Fire Crew Team is available in each shift. The other protections include various types of fire extinguishers, Foam sprinklers, Water sprinklers, Fire and Smoke detection systems at locations consistent with risk assessment. Regular mock drills are conducted in the plant. NPL is active member of Mutual Aid Group of local area for any help in case of emergency.

Safety awareness training is given to all employees and contractors for reporting each case of injury, incident & near miss, howsoever small it may be. Each reported case is thoroughly investigated by carrying out Root Cause Analysis (RCA). NPL has recorded 47 Near miss cases in 2013 as compared to 23 in 2012. Since 2011, NPL is consistent in achieving zero Total Reportable Accident Frequency Rate (TRAFR). TRAFR includes Medical Treatment cases (MTC), Restricted Work Cases (RWC), Lost Time injury Cases and Fatal Accidents. NPL has well equipped Occupational Health Centre. Health record of all employees and contractors is properly maintained.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH/SAFETY/ENVIRONMENT for the year 2013 on NATIONAL PEROXIDE LIMITED, Mohone, Kalyan, Maharashtra.


Mr. V. K. Valmiki along with his colleague at National Peroxide receiving the Award.

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2013

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
BHARAT PETROLEUM CORPORATION LTD.

C I T A T I O N

BPCL Mumbai Refinery is the flag ship of Bharat Petroleum Corporation and one of the state-of-art refineries of India.  The Refinery was commissioned in 1955, by the erstwhile Burmah Shell Refineries Ltd, with a design capacity of processing 2.2 MMTPA of Crude Oil.  With the advent of time, through low cost debottlenecking and induction of new technology, this Refinery is currently processing around 13 MMTPA of crude oil.

BPCL Mumbai Refinery manufactures a wide range of petroleum / petrochemical products like the LPG, Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, ATF, Fuel Oil, Lube Oil Base Stock (LOBS), Bitumen, Mineral Turpentine Oil, Naphtha, Benzene, Toluene etc. from various types of crude oil, with specific emphasis on customer satisfaction. 

BPCL's complex refining process comprises of Crude/Vacuum units, secondary units such as Crackers/Hydrocracker and treatment units for products such as Merox, Hydro-Desulfurization, Sulfur Recovery units etc. The Process units are fully automated with microprocessor based DCS and intelligent optimization systems. It is also well connected by pipelines to supply products to consuming centres.

BPCL is an ISO: 9001, ISO: 14001, OHSAS: 18001 and ISO: 50001 (Energy Management System) certified company.

Refinery's commitment towards energy conservation is reflected in its continuous focus on reducing energy by undertaking power saving and fuel saving initiatives, adopting energy efficient design and technology, real time monitoring of significant energy parameters, supporting procurement of energy efficient products and services, introducing innovative approaches for reducing energy consumption, enrolling suppliers and contractors to inculcate a culture of energy consciousness. This is being achieved by having a well defined Energy Policy, establishing an Energy Management System, enrolling all the employees in energy conservation endeavors, inculcating a culture of continual improvement through generation of innovative ideas focused on energy conservation, conducting energy audits to establish energy performance, benchmarking activities with global standards.

The energy efficiency is monitored on daily basis and the monthly energy numbers like Specific Energy Consumption (SEC), and Fuel & Loss are compared with the previous best for sustained improvement. BPCL Mumbai Refinery's energy performance has been ranked as second best in the Energy Intensity Index (EII) among all PSU refineries in the country by Centre for High Technology.   The company's Specific Energy Consumption for the last 4 years has reduced considerably from 71.95 (2009-10) to 65.45 (2012-13).  Fuel and Loss trend has also reduced considerably during last 5 years (Fuel 6.385 in 2007-08 to 5.98% in 2012-13 and Loss 0.57% in 2007-08 to 0.37% in 2012-13).

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT for the year 2013 on BHARAT PETROLEUM CORPORATION LTD., Mumbai Refinery.


MR. S. S. SUNDERAJAN & P. K. GAYEN (BPCL) ALONG WITH COLLEAGUES RECEIVING THE AWARD.

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR EXCELLENCE IN
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2013

Conferred on
CENTURY RAYON
(A Div. of Century Textiles & Industries Ltd)

C I T A T I O N

Century Rayon is a private limited company having its manufacturing site at Murbad Road, Shahad.  It was established in the year 1956. The company manufactures Rayon Viscose Filament Yarn, Sulphuric Acid, Carbon Disulphide, Caustic Soda, Liquid Chlorine, Hydrochloric Acid and Compressed Hydrogen. The company is ISO 9001, ISO 140001, OHSAS 18001 and RC 14001 certified company. Century Rayon is also a Responsible Care Committed Company and is allowed to use the RC Logo by ICC. 

Century Rayon is observing 3R Policy i.e. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  Energy Conservation targets are well planned at the beginning of the year and taken as a mission by each department. 

The company has invested about Rs. 144 Lakhs in the year 2013 and energy realization is worth Rs. 145 Lakhs.  Century Rayon is committed to energy conservation through zero breakdown approach and is effectively utilizing preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance in combination of technical and administrative actions by providing in-plant personal training and considerable funding for technologies which has helped in improving equipment efficiency and reducing scrap rate, minimizing energy usage, optimizing the useful life of equipment, providing reliable cost and budgetary control, identifying and implementing cost reductions and minimizing unexpected breakdowns.

The company has a successful track record towards energy conservation and management and its methodology for energy conservation and management has broadly been on:

  • Setting of Energy conservation Target for the year
  • Identification of energy conservation opportunities in the plants
  • Working out techno-commercial proposals for the identified schemes
  • Submission of the proposal for the approval of management
  • Implementation of scheme and monitoring for achieving projected savings
  • Exploring the possibility of Reuse, Reduce, Recycle the waste.

These activities are carried out throughout the year & monitored by a committee constituted for the purpose under a designated Energy Manager.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT for the year 2013 on CENTURY RAYON (A Div. of Century Textiles & Industries Ltd.), Shahad, Maharashtra.


MR. O. R. CHITLANGE & MR. S. A.LUTHRA OF CENTURY RAYON RECEIVING THE AWARD ALONG WITH THEIR COLLEAGUES.

ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2013

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue Below Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
ASIAN PAINTS LIMITED
Phthalic Division

C I T A T I O N

Asian Paints Limited is a public limited company established in the year 1990.  Its Phthalic Anhydride Division, with a plant capacity of 25000 MT per annum, is located at Ankleshwar, Gujarat. 

The unit is certified under ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007, and is currently evaluating Energy Management System Certification under ISO 50001.

The Phthalic Division has well laid Energy Management System and the main features are:

  • Energy generation, distribution and consumption is monitored daily, monthly and annually.
  • Any deviation in energy consumption is recorded, reported and actions are taken to restore it
  • Energy Cell has been formed
  • Major energy saving projects are taken as required and executed in time
  • Load survey and energy audit is conducted regularly

Manufacturing of Phthalic Anhydride involves high temperature oxidation of Ortho Xylene generating large amounts of heat, recovered in the form of 22 bar steam. This is in turn used for generating power making the plant self-sufficient on power front. Increasing fuel prices - both NG & Diesel (162% & 88% increase, respectively, in last 4-5 years) has prompted innovative measures to be implemented to remain competitive.
Until the year 2000, the contract demand was 1200 KVA for power and 5500 M3/day for natural gas. Today, the contract demand for power is only 475 KVA and 3500 M3/day for natural gas. The steam turbine in operation till 2000 (specific steam consumption of 8.5 Kg/KW with 1085 KW power generation) was replaced in 2000 with improved efficiency of 7.1 Kg/KW with 1267 KW power generation.

This was further upgraded in the year 2012 by increasing the number of steam stages to increase the efficiency from 7.1 Kg/KW to 6.3 Kg/KW resulting into reduction of steam consumption by 1000 Kg/hr. Simultaneous improving pump efficiencies, use of energy efficient lighting and VFDs enabled reduction in the operating load from 1200+ kW to 1160 kW. 
The excess steam and part of the sensible heat of the superheated steam was recovered in an innovative scheme to achieve over 30% reduction in Natural Gas consumption. Specific energy consumption per MT has reduced by 30% in 2013 with reference to 2009.  Total equivalent CO2 emission in MT per annum is reduced by 923 MT (over 30%) in 2013 as compared to 2009.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT for the year 2013 on ASIAN PAINTS LIMITED, Phthalic Division, Ankleshwar, Gujarat.


MR. I. K. JAISWAL & SUNEEL ALSHI, ASIAN PAINTS, RECEIVING THE AWARD.

ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR EXCELLENCE IN
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT - 2013

Conferred on
NATIONAL PEROXIDE LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

National Peroxide Limited (NPL) is a public limited company established in the year 1954.  Its manufacturing site is located at Ambivali, Kalyan.  The company manufactures and supplies Hydrogen Peroxide, Sodium Perborate, Per Acetic Acid and Compressed Hydrogen Gas.

NPL has implemented various management systems which include ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 50001. NPL is also a Responsible Care Committed Company.

The company has well developed energy plan related to specific measures viz.

  • Energy conservation both at design stage and in operation
  • Benchmarking studies carried out
  • Innovative changeover to total energy integrated strategy
  • Techniques use for energy conservation like pinch analysis, modelling using software, etc

The installation of Variable Frequency drive units, Energy Efficient Oxidiser, UPS system with Super Eco feature & Replacement of old equipments with energy efficient equipments, has resulted in reduction of power consumption. The company has continued to carry out the accounting of its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, also known as Carbon Foot Print i.e. assessment and inventorization of GHG emissions. NPL has separated its GHG emissions for Hydrogen and Hydrogen Peroxide production.

The company has submitted its plant information to International Organization of Standardization.  This appears by way of example of energy review in ISO 50004. This is considered as a great technical achievement for the company.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT for the year 2013 on NATIONAL PEROXIDE LIMITED, Mohone, Kalyan, Maharashtra.


MR. M. J. SHAH AND COLLEAGUES, NATIONAL PEROXIDE LTD RECEIVING THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - 2013

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
ESSAR OIL LIMITED
Jamnagar Refinery

C I T A T I O N

Essar Oil Limited is a fully integrated oil & gas company of international scale with strong presence across the hydrocarbon value chain from exploration & production to refining and oil retail outlets. Essar Oil owns India's second largest single site refinery with a capacity of 20 MMTPA having Nelson Complexity of 11.8, which is amongst the highest globally. Further, Essar is enhancing its capacity to 36 MMTPA and diversifying into the manufacture of petrochemicals.

Its refinery at Vadinar produces middle distillates like aviation turbine fuel, kerosene oil and high speed diesel, as well as LPG and transport fuels conforming to Euro III, Euro IV and Euro V product quality standards for the domestic and export markets.  High automation, the latest technology and an ideal location on India's west coast give the company significant competitive advantages.
The refinery is supported by an end-to-end infrastructure setup including SBM (Single Buoy Mooring), crude oil tankage, water intake facilities, demineralization & desalination plants, captive power plant, product storage and dispatch facilities by sea, rail, road and pipelines for both liquid products and LPG.

Company has its own Essar Refinery Integrated Management System (ERIMS). The company is ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 50001 certified. Its ETP is designed on zero discharge facility. Tertiary treatment for ETP waste water has been provided in the form of RO and DM water quality is being produced which is also reducing down the overall requirement of fresh water. No ground water or surface water is used in the Refinery. A dedicated Water Management Cell has been made to manage the water conservation and it reviews the daily report showing the water balance across the refinery and is being issued to Top Management.

Rain water harvesting project has completed for 200000m3 near the truck loading area of the refinery. Also two existing sea water reservoirs converted for rain water harvesting with capacity of 175000m3.  The company has also adopted drip irrigation method for water conservation in entire refinery and township. As a part of social obligation, company understands its responsibility to contribute to the communities and economies of the area in which it operates. Essar Foundation has initiated many water harvesting projects in the adjoining villages.
The company has undertaken the study of measuring "water footprint" which might be the first of its kind exercise in the oil and gas industry and to figure out the blue / green and grey water footprint of the organization and to measure the water efficiencies of its key processes.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2013 on ESSAR OIL LIMITED, Jamnagar Refinery, Vadinar, Gujarat.


MR. DHAVAL DESAI, ESSAR OIL RECEIVING THE AWARD

ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - 2013

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
LANXESS INDIA PVT. LTD.

C I T A T I O N

LANXESS India Private Limited, established in the year 2004, is a wholly owned subsidiary of LANXESS Deutschland GmbH.  It has manufacturing sites at Nagda in Madhya Pradesh and Jhagadia in Gujarat. 

The company manufactures and supplies performance polymers, advanced intermediates and performance chemical products. Its products are used in automobiles, pharmaceuticals, dyestuffs, flavours, fragrances and coatings, etc. 

One of the notable sustainability achievements at their site in Nagda is in the area of waste water treatment.  This area is water scarce with regard to both residential and industrial consumption. The company has made consistent efforts in improving its water utilization at the site as it consumes high volumes of steam for production.  The company has sewage water treatment plant, which treats sewage from colonies around and renders it fit for use in production process. Subsequently, the company commissioned a RO plant to treat the sewage water further and finally accomplished the Zero Liquid Discharge goal through systematic efforts.

The zero liquid discharge concept implemented through the waste water post treatment plant (WWPTP) which was commissioned in November 2012, backed by an investment of Rs.35 crore. The WWPTP, built with exotic construction materials, treats discharge from the existing ETP in a manner that virtually no liquid effluents are discharged from the site. 

The company has treated a total volume of 51389 KL water through Waste Water Post Treatment (WWPT) in 2013 as compared to 16344 KL in 2012. The volume of water recycled and recovered through WWPT - RO system is 170884 KL in 2013 as compared to 38459 KL in 2012. The recovery has steadily improved since old RO reject is fed again into the WWPT. The net volume of water recovered and recycled through WWPT - Evaporator system is 29298 KL as compared to zero recovery in the previous years.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2013 on LANXESS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, Thane.


MR. N. ROY CHOUDHURY & MR. SUBHAT KUMAR JINDAL RECEIVING THE AWARD

ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - 2013

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue Below Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
SOLVAY SPECIALITIES INDIA PVT. LTD.

C I T A T I O N

 Solvay Specialities India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Solvay Group incorporated in the year 2005.  It enhanced its India presence through acquisition of Polymer business of Gharda Chemicals Ltd. in the year 2006.  The unit is located in Panoli, Gujarat, and manufactures range of specialty polymers like Poly Ether Sulphone, Poly Ether Ether Ketone, captive products Di-Chloro Di-Phenyl Sulphone and Di-Hydroxy Di-Phenyl Sulphone. These polymers find application in automotive components, oil & gas Components, coatings, cookware, water purification membranes, aerospace and healthcare.

Solvay is firmly committed to sustainable development and focused on innovation and operational excellence especially in the area of Health, Safety and Environment. The unit has ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 management systems. Solvay has committed by the year 2020 to (a) reduce further by 10% the withdrawal of drinking water and groundwater and, (b) implement a Sustainable Water Management system in entire site under water stress.

The site voluntarily adopted the ground water remediation based on historical contamination before acquisition. Remediation is done through hydraulic containment, and water is treated and recycled. Besides, a state-of-art waste water treatment facility is installed for treating the effluent streams and recycle them back into the process. This has been able to reduce effluent discharge quantity by 80%. The water treated from both these systems meets stringent water quality requirements such as boiler feed water.

Between 2011 and 2013, 2,20,095M3 ground water was remediated. The water consumption from of major products has come down from 53.28 M3/T in 2011 to 51.32 M3/T in 2013.  In the year 2013, it has recycled 1,00,000M3 water and saved Rs.28.05 Lakhs.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY for the year 2013 on SOLVAY SPECIALITIES INDIA PVT. LTD., Panoli, Gujarat.


DR. PRAKASH RAMAN & MR. S. SANKARANARAYANAN RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION.

ICC AWARD
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - 2013

[Category-I : Annual Sales Revenue Above Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED

C I T A T I O N

Reliance Industries Limited is India's largest private sector conglomerate and a Fortune Global 500 company with business in the energy and materials value chain.  Reliance has pursued the strategy of backward vertical integration - in polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics, petrochemicals, petroleum refining and oil and gas exploration and production to be fully integrated along the material and energy value chain. Group's annual revenues are in excess of US $ 74 billion with its activities spanning exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, textiles and retail.

During the period April 2012 to March 2013, some of the projects undertaken by the company in the neighbouring villages includes Safe Motherhood Initiative, Tuberculosis Control Initiative, HIV/AIDS Combat Initiatives, Blindness Control through Drishti Project, Annual health Support activities like Padyatri Seva Shibir, Kanya Kelvani Abhiyan consisting of school kits distribution for increasing enrolment of girl child, Training & support to the local youth to increase employability. Large numbers of activities are also undertaken for total welfare and upbringing of children including Save Girl Child, Project Bal Kalyan & Project Gift for HIV afflicted children, Care & Support for Malnourished children - Project Shishumangalam, Healthy Baby initiative, Pulse Polio camp etc.

The company has enthused development of Sports through its activities throughout India. It has also successfully implemented social activities like Fodder support for livelihood - Project Gaushala, Building Social Institution for community bonding, educational activities with added emphasis on girl child, infrastructure development, promotions of Social & cultural welfare. Major CSR initiatives of RIL are spread in the close proximity & peripheral villages of all manufacturing divisions covering lakhs of people but initiatives through Reliance Foundations, Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation and other charitable institutions covers wider geographies & communities beyond the areas of their operation.

All manufacturing locations are having full-fledged full time CSR Team working under Corporate Affairs directly reporting to Senior Leadership Team who is essentially member of Site Apex Committee.  This Committee meets on daily basis and all the issues relating to business and community welfare are suitably addressed in accordance with the spirit of corporate CSR Policy.  CSR Team consist of village coordinators, agriculturists, social workers, people having expertise in disaster management, professionals having capabilities in health services, sociology, infrastructure planning etc.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2013 on RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED.

ICC AWARD
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - 2013

[Category-II : Annual Sales Revenue Below Rs.500 crore]
Conferred on
ULTRAMARINE & PIGMENTS LTD.

C I T A T I O N

Ultramarine & Pigments Limited (UPL) is located at Ranipet Industrial Complex about 100 km from Chennai.  The Company manufactures Inorganic Pigments and Organic Anionic Synthetic Surfactants. 

Giving back to the community is considered as necessity and not a choice in the company. Most of the CSR activities of the company are accomplished and continued through its social wing Thirumalai Charitable Trust. 

CSR activities mainly include:

  • Support to schools and students: UPL creates cleanliness awareness program in many rural Government schools and built sanitary blocks for girls, higher secondary schools at Ranipet.  It distributes books and conducts awareness program as a part of Environmental Day Celebration.
  • Industry Institute Partnership: Informative classes to students of local schools and colleges are conducted providing them additional knowledge of subject of importance to them.
  • Alcoholism, Education and De-addiction: Under this program, 33 alcoholics were treated by TTK Hospital through Ultramarine and Pigments Ltd.
  • Women Entrepreneur / Self Reliance Training: Entrepreneur training at women's college has been conducted in the areas of animal husbandry, small businesses, manufacturing of small materials, handwork and trading.
  • Service to Physically Challenged: The comprehensive rehabilitation and counselling centres provides physiotherapy, surgery assistance and distribute assistive devices. From April 2012 - March 2013 it has treated more than 25000 patients which include 113 surgeries.

In recognition of the above, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC AWARD FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the year 2013 on ULTRAMARINE & PIGMENTS LIMITED, Ranipet, Tamilnadu.


MRS. BHOOMA PARTHASARATHY AND MRS. INDIRA SUNDARARAJAN RECEIVING THE AWARD AND CITATION

ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

(For Management of Industry)
Conferred on
MR. D. P. MISRA, FNAE, FIChemE, FIIChE, FIE
Director, Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

C I T A T I O N

Durga Prasanna Misra is a first class Chemical Engineering graduate from Jadavpur University and a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals from Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.

During his fifty years with the Chemical Industry, his major experience has been in Engineering Consultancy Organisations serving the Indian Chemical Industry. During his initial years with Krebs and Cie India Pvt. Ltd, he was instrumental in executing Projects with First Time Technologies for India, such as Continuous Leaching, Purification and Electrolysis of Zinc and Cadmium for Hindustan Zinc, Manufacture of Phosphoric Acid by Hydrochloric Acid Route for Ballarpur Industries at Karwar, Neolyte Pickling of Stainless Steel for Salem Stainless Steel Plant and Chlorine Dioxide plants at Nowgong and Cachar for Hindustan Paper Corporation.
His tenure of 15 years as Dy. Managing Director at Jacobs Engineering witnessed substantial growth and diversification of the organisation including stand alone Centre for Pharma Projects at Delhi. During his tenure as Director, Tata Consulting Engineers underwent substantial growth and diversification to Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals.

His contribution to the Indian Chemical Industry was visible when he worked as the first Director General of Indian Chemical Council. During his tenure Indian Chemical Council was vibrant with large number of Seminars in the areas of REACH, Responsible Care®, Chemical Weapons Convention and several sectors of Chemical Industry. He represented the Indian Chemical Industry in various International Seminars at Singapore, Manila, Paris and China besides Chemical Weapons Convention at the Hague. He was instrumental in organising World Chlorine Council Conference and World Coal to Liquid conference at Delhi. CHEMICAL NEWS, the monthly publication of Indian Chemical Council, witnessed significant prominence with High Quality contents during his Editorship.

Mr. Misra was the President of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers during the year 2004 when CHEMCON 2004 witnessed a joint session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Institute of Chemical Engineers at Mumbai in 2004. In 2008 at Birmingham, Institute of Chemical Engineers elected Mr. Misra as Fellow. Later he was elected as Fellow by Indian National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Misra was a member of the Committee set up by Indian National Academy of Engineering which submitted Report on the Impact of R&D in Indian Chemical Industry to Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India in April 2011. He served as member of the Board of Governors of Engineering Council of India.

His contribution to Academia includes Professor G. P. Kane visiting Professorship at Institute of Chemical Technology during the year 2003 and INAE Distinguished Professorship of Chemical Engineering at D. J. Sanghvi Engineering College at Mumbai during 2013-14. He has written and delivered more than 50 lectures in India and abroad.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY (Management of Industry) for the year 2013 on MR. D. P. MISRA, Director, Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd.


ICC D.M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FOR CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

(Education & Research)
Conferred on
DR. M. O. GARG
Director, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

C I T A T I O N

DR. M. O. GARG is a gold medallist of Nagpur University standing first in B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) from Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT), Nagpur.  He is the first 10 pointer obtaining A grades in all courses in M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur.  He completed his Ph.D. with world authority Prof. H.R.C. Pratt at University of Melbourne, Australia in the area of solvent extraction. Returning to India, he joined Engineers India Limited where he used his expertise to develop and commercialise 18 technologies related to solvent extraction in the refining and petrochemical industry. In addition to solvent extraction, he has been the first in India to implement advanced process control and energy conservation using Pinch technology in oil refining industry. He has also made significant contributions in developing innovative and advanced application of simulation and modelling and data reconciliation.

Dr. Garg is currently the Director of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, a constituent laboratory of CSIR.  Acknowledged and highly respected for providing outstanding scientific leadership to the Indian petroleum refining and petrochemical industry, he has brought the Indian Institute of Petroleum to an international level providing high science based innovations to not only the Indian oil sector but also to several companies and research institutions globally.

Recognising the growing need of alternative energy and conservation of precious hydrocarbon resource, Dr. Garg conceived several path breaking research projects which have resulted into commercially viable technologies; some of these have already been commercialised. Hydroconversion of non edible vegetable oil to Biojet meeting all jet fuel specifications, catalytic conversion  of  waste plastic to gasoline and diesel, bio cutting lubricant, low cost conversion of fuel oil to diesel, advanced technology for wax production are few examples which are recognised as milestones today of cutting edge Indian technologies.

Known for his unique ability to take research projects from concept to commissioning, he is perhaps one of the very few in the world who can bring high science to the industry and pursue the same with extraordinary vision, initiative and continued perseverance, against all odds including severe international competition. The recent success in commercialising the technology for recovery of pure benzene from FCC gasoline in a large private refinery in India will always be an example for others to follow. This is the first unit of its kind in the world.

He has been bestowed with several prestigious awards including the CSIR Shield for his commercialization efforts; Alkyl Amines Prof. B. D. Tilak Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award; C. K. Murthy Memorial Lecture Speaker Award; Prof. R. A. Rajadhyaksha Memorial Lecture Award. During his illustrious academic career he has bagged several awards: Institute Studentship, LIT Alumni Association Prize in B.Tech, NELP Gold Medal in B.Tech, Mahadeo Dajiba Memorial Silver Medal and Adjudged Best Ph.D. Student by University of Melbourne. He is the most respected invited speaker in all prestigious conferences and forums related to the oil sector.

Under his leadership over the last 10 years, the Institute has won several prestigious awards namely: National Award for Technology Innovation (2013); OCCEANTEX 2012 Leadership and Excellence Award; CSIR Technology Award (1999, 2000, 2001 & 2007) and Most Admired Organization in Oil & Gas Sector (2013).

Being himself a scientific leader with strong academic interests, he initiated two post graduate programmes and expanded the doctorate programme as well the flagship training courses being given by the institute to the refining industry. The institute now has a vibrant culture for research and applied academic training with 40 Ph.D students and M.Tech programmes in Applied Petroleum Science and Technology and Advanced Automotive Technology, besides, around 500 officers from industry getting trained every year in advanced topics of interest to the oil industry. In all of these courses, Dr. Garg himself delivers lectures which are highly acclaimed and appreciated. To quote the leader of SABIC after one of his lectures: "Dr. Garg has a heart of a teacher along with great practical knowledge, a combination which is rare and valuable."

Dr. Garg has been the author of 245 papers published in high impact refereed scientific journals and has 33 national and international patents to his credit. He is an elected Fellow of the prestigious Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Overall Dr. Garg, an outstanding chemical engineer and has been an exemplary leader who believes in leading by example.

In recognition of his yeomen services to education, research, industry and profession, Indian Chemical Council is pleased to confer the ICC D. M.TRIVEDI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR  CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY (Education & Research) for the year 2013 on DR. M. O. GARG, Director, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.

ICC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2013

Conferred on
Mr. CHIMANLAL KHIMCHAND MEHTA
Chairman, Deepak Group

C I T A T I O N

"I'm not rich, but I'm resourceful!"
These are the words that empowered Mr. C. K. Mehta to create an empire called Deepak Group.

He began his entrepreneurial pursuit at the tender age of 16 years and was both in domestic and international trade for a good 25 years.

At the age of 40, he set up his first manufacturing company, Deepak Nitrite Limited (DNL) in 1971.  DNL turned profitable in less than two years of commencing operations and was the recipient of the Acharya P.C. Ray Award for the best indigenous technology.  By its fifth year in business, it declared a bonus; by the 8th year another bonus and in the 10th year promoted Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corporation (DFPCL), a company ten times the size of DNL. 

Within 5 years, DFPCL drew up a plan to grow almost 8 times again and created history by having the Mahadhan public issue.  The largest public issue, only after Reliance at that time, added 2 lakh shareholders.
Mr. Mehta set an example even in a crisis - when 70% plants closed due to change in government policies, during the survival struggle, not a single person was asked to leave. The shareholders who lost their dividend were rewarded with a never-before Personal Accident Insurance Cover, creating history by being the largest cover provided by an Insurance Company, with a value of Rs. 10,000 Crore for personal accident.

Moving mountains when society needed it the most, he set out to re-establish an end-to-end Animal Husbandry business in Amreli Dist., Gujarat, which was wiped out in floods in the past one year.  He created the largest program for reduction in women and child mortality rate, working with 150,000 families in rural Gujarat.  His work won several laurels, such as the FICCI award at the hands of the then Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. I. K. Gujral in the year 1997 for Family Welfare; the CII Women Exemplary Award in 2009; the World Bank Awards for Innovative Projects in 2009; the best CSR performance award by FICCI in December 2012 and the similar award by ICC in 2013.

At 82, he continues to be the inspiring force.  Many initiatives - whether in education or healthcare, continue to receive his support.  At the same time, humility and simplicity have remained his forte.  Mr. Mehta is a great role model for an entrepreneur who dares to dream big - be it in industry or in service towards the society - and achieve these dreams.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL is pleased to confer the ICC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for the year 2013 on MR. CHIMANLAL KHIMCHAND MEHTA, Chairman, Deepak Group.

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