Arvind bags national energy conservation award

Virendra Pandit Ahmedabad | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 16, 2015

Arvind Ltd, a leading integrated textile and apparel major, has again bagged the first prize in the National Energy Conservation Award 2015 in textile sector given by the Union Ministry of Power.

After competing with 32 players contesting for this award, Arvind bagged this award consecutively for the second year in a row on account of its energy savings achieved through various initiatives by its unit situated at Santej in Gujarat, the company said in a statement here on Wednesday.

The award was given by the Union Minister of State for Power, Piyush Goyal, on December 14, observed as National Energy Conservation Day. The award was received for Arvind Ltd by Susheel Kaul, CEO- Lifestyle Fabrics (Shirting, Khaki & Knitwear), and Harvinder Rathee, Head-Engineering, Santej Plant.

The award of excellence given to Arvind is on the back of nearly 13 per cent reduction in specific consumption in thermal energy and 10 per cent reduction in specific consumption in electrical energy compared to last financial year.

Arvind introduced various initiatives in its plant to conserve energy like replacement of TFL with energy efficient LED lighting, installation of energy efficient compressors, VFDs in various machines, using of day lights in production halls, and replacement of existing pumps with energy efficient pumps.

The thermal energy savings were achieved by economisers in boilers, trap replacement, thermal insulations, heat recovery from hot effluent etc.

Published on December 16, 2015
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