ROURKELA, AUG 3, 2023
Riding on the best-ever monthly steel production in July this year, SAIL-run Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) recorded its best ever April-July production performance in key areas in the current financial year (FY24).
During April-July 2023 RSP produced 1503879 tonnes of hot metal, 1373483 tonnes of crude steel and 1381750 tonnes of saleable steel, thereby scripting its best ever performance in these three vital areas for the said period. The Steel Plant clocked a growth of 4.8% in Hot Metal, 3.3% in Crude Steel, and a whopping 12.9% in Saleable Steel over the CPLY (Corresponding Period Last Year) which also were the earlier best April-July performances of the plant. Blast Furnace- 5 produced all time best 967097 tonnes of Hot Metal in the first 4 months of the current fiscal surpassing the earliest best production of 928529 tonnes achieved in CPLY 2018.
Similarly, the Steel Melting Shop-II made 1203142 tonnes of Crude Steel in the above period with a year-on-year growth of 2.5 %. The Sinter Plants also put up a brilliant performance in the 1st four months of the current fiscal by producing best April-July sinter production of 2373507 tonnes.
By dispatching 1339540 tonnes of saleable steel, RSP clocked its best ever April-July despatch, thereby improving upon its earlier best performance of 1218146 tonnes achieved in CPLY.
The month of July, 2023 saw a remarkable surge in production, with the Steel Plant achieving its best monthly output in crude steel (370,523 tonnes) and saleable steel (408,776 tonnes), while Hot Strip Mill-2 and New Plate Mill also recorded their highest monthly productions of 2,23,081 tonnes of HR Coils and 90,200 tonnes of plates, respectively. Besides, CPP-I and CPP-III collectively generated 74.1 Mega Watt in July 2023, marking their best monthly performances.
Congratulating the collective on the enthusiastic performance, RSP Director In-charge Atanu Bhowmick urged them to continue marching ahead with special focus on safety and techno-economics to thrive and set new benchmarks in the industry.