Bhubaneswar: Fertilizer major IFFCO Paradip unit added another feather in its cap when Union minister for power Sushil Kumar Shinde conferred the National Energy Conservation Award-2009 on it at a conference in New Delhi recently.
IFFCO executive director MR Patel, who received the prestigious award expressed satisfaction over the continuous improvement in the performance of the Paradip unit. Besides achieving an all-time high production of 13 lakh tonnes during 2008-09 despite the instability in international price of raw materials, the unit has also started selling its surplus power to GRIDCO from this year.
On the ground of non-compliance of the environmental norms, the plant was almost closed for a long period. The company management took up the challenge of revamping and renovating the huge complex having the world’s largest phosphoric acid plant.