SAIL Chairman opens new units at RSP

Rourkela: As part of measures to raise output substantially, Chairman of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) C S Verma today inaugurated some new units at Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) including an Air Separation Unit (ASU) of tonnage Oxygen plant.

The ASU-III of Tonnage Oxygen Plant-II has a production capacity of 700 tonnes per day of Oxygen.

This unit comes at a very opportune time as the enriched oxygen generated in the oxygen plant would help the Blast Furnaces to achieve the enhanced output of 7000 Tonnes of Hot Metal per day, RSP sources said.

ASU, when in operation, would also facilitate simultaneous blowing of the converters in SMS-II which will in turn improve the efficiency of the steel melting shop.

Verma, who arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to the steel city, also inaugurated the High Top Pressure at Blast Furnace-III. Thereafter, a presentation on the performance of the plant in production and productivity was made before the SAIL chief.

The SAIL Chairman also visited other modernisation units like te New OBBP, New Sinter Complex, Blast Furnace-V and Coke Ovens Battery-VI, where he interacted with Project collective about progress of work in these units.

Chairman, SAIL also interacted with the cross-section of employees at the Gopabandhu Auditorium. During the day, Verma spent time with school children at Deepika Ispat Shikha Sadan, run by RSP as part of its CSR initiative to benefit the underprivileged.