Tata Steel Marks Tata Aggreto & Tata Nirman’s first shipment to the Border Roads Organization

Jamshedpur, 02 November 2022

~Tata Steel to supply 1,200 tonnes of Steel slag for the Arunank Project to build a road in Arunachal Pradesh~

~ Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman (processed steel slag aggregate) are used as a substitute for natural aggregates for building roads~

~Steel slag increases durability and reduces road building costs, while promoting a circular economy~

Tata Steel today delivered its first shipment of Tata Aggreto, the company’s branded steel slag aggregate to the Border Roads Organization (BRO) for road construction in Arunachal Pradesh under the Arunank Project. By supplying value-added industrial by-products for road construction, Tata Steel has reaffirmed its commitment to building a more sustainable steel sector by adopting circular economy principles and also spearheading nation-building initiatives, the company said.

The first batch of Tata Aggreto (branded Steel Slag Aggregate) was virtually marked by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Honorable Minister of Science & Technology, and physically by Mr Uttam Singh, Vice President of Steelmaking, Tata Steel, Mr Manoranjan Parida, Director CSIR -CRRI, Mr Rajesh Kumar, EIC IBMD Tata Steel and Satish Pandey, Principal Scientist, CRRI, Colonel Naveen Kumar Sah, Director of Works Planning, Arunank Project from Platform No. 4 at Tatanagar Railway station. Senior officials from BRO, Tata Steel, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and NITI Aayog.

Dr VK Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog, Dr N Kalaiselvi, Director General, CSIR, Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhary, Director General, BRO were also connected virtually throughout the event.

Uttam Singh, Vice President of Steelmaking, Tata Steel said, “The slag that we are now sending to BRO for building roads in Arunachal Pradesh is a great example of how the circular economy works at Tata Steel. We are committed to delivering sustainable products that have minimal ecological footprint by adopting new technologies and developing new products & applications.” He further said that “We are pleased to know that Border Roads Organization (BRO) under Arunank Division in collaboration with CRRI will be building a road in Arunachal Pradesh and we are proud to partner in this pioneering initiative for nation building.”

With the goal of “Zero Waste”, Tata Steel has created a dedicated profit center for by-product management – ​​the Industrial By-product Management Division (IBMD) to ensure efficient management of by-products. By-products are processed to maximize their value so that they can be recycled or reused in various applications. In 2018, Tata Steel launched Tata Aggreto, India’s first branded product manufactured from refined steel slag. This brand recognition has been part of Tata Steel’s journey of excellence and value creation for its customers. Tata Steel has also commissioned a first-of-its-kind accelerated weathering facility via steam aging at Jamshedpur & Kalinganagar for steel slag processing.

Tata Aggreto has been widely used in the construction of National Highways, State Highways, City and Rural Roads in Jharkhand and Odisha. NH33 is the first National highway in India to be constructed using treated Steel Slag. More than 40 km stretch of NH33 has been constructed using approx. one million tonnes of Tata Aggreto. In recognition of our efforts to promote the Circular Economy, Tata Steel has received prestigious awards including and notably the CII 3R award in 2020 and 2021, the FICCI Indian Circular Economy award 2021, the Most Innovative project award at the CII National awards for Environmental Best Practices 2022.

Tata Steel’s Industrial By-product Management Division will supply ~1200 tonnes of treated steel slag aggregate to the BRO project in Arunachal Pradesh. The success of this initiative will open new avenues for the sustainable utilization of Steel Slag in road construction near the Border area.

About Tata Steel

The Tata Steel Group is one of the top global steel companies with an annual raw steel capacity of 34 million tons per year. It is one of the most geographically diversified steel producers in the world, with operations and commercial presence worldwide. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US$32.83 billion in the financial year ending 31 March 2022.

A Great Place To Work CertifiedTM organization, Tata Steel Limited, together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of more than 65,000. Tata Steel has been part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has consistently been among the top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. In addition to being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM, Worldsteel Climate Action Program and World Economic Forum Global Parity Alliance, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognition including World Economic Forum Global Beacon recognition for Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Mills, and Prime Minister’s Cup for best performing integrated steel mill for 2016- 17. The company, which is ranked as the most valuable Metals & Mining brand in India by Brand Finance, is among CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2021 and top 10 sustainable organizations of India Hurun Research Institute in 2021 Capri Global Capital Hurun India Impact 50 , received Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for five consecutive years, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, RIMS India ERM Award of Distinction 2021, Masters of Risk – Metals & Mining Sector award at The India Risk Management Awards during six years in a row, and the FY20 Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting from ICAI, among others.

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