Nayara Energy inks Memorandum of Understanding with IIT-Delhi and Gexcon to strengthen Process Safety & Risk Management to set up Centre of Excellence (COE)

New Delhi: Nayara Energy, a new-age integrated downstream energy company, signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (FITT), IIT-Delhi and Gexcon to further progress development and implementation of process safety and risk management standards in the manufacturing industry. The MOU will enable Nayara Energy to advance its operational excellence journey and strengthen process safety coherent with global standards.
Committed to driving innovation in process safety and risk management, the Company is collaborating with IIT-Delhi and Gexcon, a leading company in the field of safety and risk management to foster high-performance safety standards and effective mitigation systems across projects at its Vadinar refinery.
A distinguished scientist, Dr. J. P. Gupta propositioned an urgent need for India to develop a Centre of Excellence (COE) to promote, education, research and development in process safety in line with several global institutes. He alluded that this COE will be the first-of-its-kind in India that will be involved in training, higher education, research, developing innovative solutions and consultancy work in process safety.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. B. Anand, CEO, Nayara Energy said, “Nayara Energy aims to achieve global leadership in process safety and risk management standards and we are delighted to partner with IIT-Delhi and Gexcon to help us in our process transformation journey. The MOU marks a significant milestone as it promotes cooperative research and facilitation of ideas in process safety, risk assessment and mitigation modelling.”
Dr. Anil Wali, MD, FIIT echoed Prof. K. K Pant, Head of the Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi who said, “The focus on innovation in process safety & risk management by Nayara Energy in academia shall enable development of new performance standards for the manufacturing sector. The capability to develop and implement these standards will help the industry to reduce environmental, personnel and asset risk in their operations and improve the overall standards in a more cost effective and sustainable manner.”
Mr. Raj Narkhede, Country Head, Gexcon India said, “We look forward to supporting Nayara Energy’s process transformation to better identify, manage and deliver innovative ideas in managing Process Safety & Risk Management while handling hazardous chemicals using Gexcon AS’s global experience”.

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