45 delegates from different Steel Plants participated in the ’53rd Steel Making Operating Committee’ Meet
Jajpur, April 28, 2022: Tata Steel Kalinganagar hosted the ’53rd Steel Making Operating Committee’ (SMOC) Meet in association with SAIL’s Research & Development Centre for Iron & Steel at Hotel Brahmani, Jajpur of Odisha on April 27-28, 2022. The meet was attended by 45 delegates from different Steel Plants across the country.
Mr Karamveer Singh, General Manager (Operations), Tata Steel Kalinganagar & Co-Chairman, 53rd SMOC graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Professor Brahma Deo, MGM Chair Professor, IIT, Bhubaneswar, Mr Amitabh Paul, General Manager, RDCIS, SAIL, Ranchi and Secretary, SMOC and Mr R V Sangwai, Chief Operations (Steel Melting Shop), Tata Steel Kalinganagar & Convener, 53rd SMOC. The two-day meet was inaugurated by the dignitaries with lighting of the lamp. Later during the inaugural day, Mr Rajiv Kumar, Vice President (Operations), Tata Steel Kalinganagar graced the occasion and interacted with the dignitaries.
Among others present on the occasion were delegates from various steel manufacturing companies from across the nation including JSW (Bellary), JSW (Dolvi), Tata Steel Meramandali, Tata Steel Kalinganagar, RINL, Vizag & MECON Limited, SAIL (RDCIS & CET), JSPL (Raigarh), JSPL (Angul), etc.
Addressing the participants in the two-day meet, Mr Karamveer Singh, General Manager (Operations), Tata Steel Kalinganagar & Co-Chairman, 53rd SMOC said, “The future seems to be in the steel that we produce. The Indian standards of steel manufacturing is at par with any international standard. We have to focus on import substitution which is possible only with production of superior quality of steel with a lower cost of production and learning from each other. As responsible corporates, we also have commitment towards environment for which we also need to focus on CO2 emission. Last but not the least, we need to be future ready by digitalization of our processes to help boost the safety quotient of steel plants.”
Apart from technical sessions on innovative practices towards stabilization of new facilities in Steel Melting Shop, the two-day meet also included sessions sustainability and efficiency improvement initiatives in the steelmaking process. The two-day knowledge sharing meet concluded with a plant tour of dignitaries to the Steel melting Shop of Tata Steel Kalinganagar.
The Steel Making Operating Committee (SMOC) is a forum that fosters exchange of knowledge and experience on various aspects of steelmaking among different steel plants in the country. The forum also provides a platform to suggest measures to improve operational effectiveness in steelmaking.
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A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates, and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000. Tata Steel has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM and worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, featured amongst CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2021, received Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for four years in a row, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, RIMS India ERM Award of Distinction 2021, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.
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