RSP continues growth momentum in Apr-Nov

Rourkela: Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has continued its growth momentum in the first eight months of the current fiscal by producing 2,00,052 tonnes of hot metal and 45,085 tonnes of plate mill plates.

With this performance, the steel plant registered the best ever November production. Another highlight of the month was a number of major units achieving the APP (Annual Production Plan) targets, RSP officials said.

More than 100 per cent APP was achieved in the production of coke, sinter, hot metal, crude steel, plate mill plates and HR plates. The plate mill achieved a new record for any single day both in slab rolling and plate production by rolling 2577 tones of slabs and producing 2430 tonnes of plates on November 10.

Best month since inception figures were also achieved in the two crucial techno-economic parameters – coke rate (524 kg/ton of hot metal) and specific energy consumption (6.8 G Cal/ton of crude steel), officials said.

The superlative performance in November propelled the steel plant to register the best ever saleable steel production of 13,46,301 tonnes in the April-November period.

Besides, in the production of plate mill plates, HR coil for sale, HR plates, ERW pipes, galvanised sheets, ET plates and saleable steel (total) RSP recorded growth of 2.6 per cent, 5 per cent, 2.9 per cent, 27.5 per cent, 4.4 per cent, 42.4 per cent and 1.5 per cnt respectively over the corresponding April-November of last fiscal.