Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd, India (TNPL) through a public tender has appointed BTG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Voith, as a consulting partner to assist with the Industry 4.0 roadmap development for their Units 1 & 2. This roadmap project will provide a set of methodical and scientific steps as part of a larger theme of sustainable continuous improvement thanks to digitalization.
BTG’s grounded approach to digitalization encompasses specific Pulp & Paper capability, knowledge and experience which will simplify the adoption process and carve out a customized roadmap for TNPL. The deliverables include providing a prioritized list of Industry 4.0 projects for Unit 1, Unit 2 and Head Office spread over the next few years. The comprehensive roadmap will provide information on the required infrastructure needs, estimated cost and potential benefits. The project will involve the BTG local and global digital teams, working together with TNPL to understand their specific objectives, situation, direction and constraints.
In addition to fulfilling the digitalization goals, the efforts will be focused on making the journey commercially attractive by phasing and combining the foundation building initiatives with projects that deliver economic and environmental benefits as well as product quality improvement.
“TNPL, by partnering with BTG, is hopeful of achieving superior business performance with the required integration of IT-OT platform, in their digital Journey” as per Mr. SVR Krishnan, Executive Director – Operations of TNPL, India.
“BTG is excited to partner with TNPL team in chalking out a profitable and integrated digitalization pathway that provides a mill-wide optimization plan as an ultimate goal. Our in-depth audits across the mill sites will unravel the missing foundation stones of data infrastructure, process measurements, process control capability and unit operations balancing. We look forward to providing TNPL an integrated roadmap that is grounded, profitable and practically executable for sustainable benefits”, says Akhlesh Mathur, Head of Business South Asia & Southeast Asia for BTG group.
Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd is a leading pulp and paper producer in India with two manufacturing plants producing >600,000 Tons per annum of fine paper and packaging paper board grades from agri-residue, wood and recycle papers. TNPL aims to manufacture paper and paperboards of top-notch quality and achieve over 1 million tons per annum by the end of 2030. Besides that, they also focus on becoming the number one choice for their customers and provide their products at the most affordable and competitive prices, meet their financial goals and create a culture of safety and sustainability.
BTG Group is a multinational provider of integrated, highly specialized process solutions for the global pulp and paper industry. BTG is committed to help its customers achieve significant, sustainable gains in business performance.
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