ROURKELA, MARCH 11, 2022
The state-of-the-art New Plate Mill of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has surpassed the 5 Million Tonnes (MT) production mark on Thursday. The ultra-modern Mill began its journey with commencement of rolling in the year 2014. It produced the last one million tonnes of Plates in a record 13 months which signifies its high rate of rolling. Another important achievement of the New Plate Mill is that, in the current financial year for the first time it is going to surpass its annual rated capacity of 0.92 MT.
Congratulating the collective at a function today, RSP Director In-Charge Atanu Bhowmick said, “The milestone has been achieved with the hard and smart working of the New Plate Mill and associated departments. I am sure that the greater New Plate Mill collective will continue to work dedicatedly so as to bring more glory for RSP and SAIL.”
The DIC cut a cake to mark the occasion and interacted with the senior officers and employees of the department. CGM (New Plate Mill) Pinaki Chowdhury spoke about the achievement and thanked the associated agencies for their continuous support.
The Mill with cutting edge technology produces a wide range of plates with high strength and close tolerances to meet stringent international standards. It has received the approval of DNV-GL (Det Norske Veritas-Bermanischer Lloyd) Business Assurance to produce CE Mark Plates for the European market. With a rich product profile and diverse grades including key import substitutes, the Mill has been able to carve a niche for itself. The products of the mill have wide applications in boilers & pressure vessels and its support structures, earth moving equipment, railway projects, roads & bridges, urban Infrastructure etc. In the current financial year, the Mill has exported more than 1 lakh tonnes of plates to South East as well as European countries.