ROURKELA, DEC 28, 2021
The first consignment of Hot Rolled coils from the newly installed world class Hot Strip Mill-2 (HSM-2) of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) was flagged off today by S R Suryawanshi, ED (Works) in presence of senior officers and employees of RSP.
A total of 16 HR coils weighing 246 tonnes, were loaded through EOT Cranes and the state-of-the-art MES and CYC automation system on 4 railway wagons for dispatch to SSYS, Kolkata (Dankuni Stockyard).
Notably, rolling from the highly sophisticated Mill equipped with latest cutting edge technologies recommenced on 31st October, 2021.
The new Hot Strip Mill with 3 Million Tonnes per annum (MTPA) capacity is a state-of-the-art mill with few parallels in India; and will be producing world-class hot rolled (HR) coils. The mill set up at RSP will not only enrich the product basket of SAIL-RSP but also enhance the Company’s market share. With high level of automation, this mill would produce coils of Carbon Structural Steel, High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel, High Carbon Steel, LPG Cylinder Steel, Low Alloy Steel, API (up to X100) Pipe Steel and Auto-grade steel. The thickness of the coils would be between 1.2 mm to 25.4 mm, while the width would be between 725 mm to 2150 mm. The maximum coil weight will be to the tune of 35 tonnes. The Mill also has a 0.4 MTPA sheet shearing line for production of HR sheets.