ROURKELA, JUNE 8, 2022
SAIL-run Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) registered remarkable performance in production areas in the first two months of current financial year (FY23). The Steel Plant produced 7,48,139 tons of hot metal, 6,70,498 tons of crude steel and 6,01,337 tons of saleable steel in April-May of FY-23 to register a corresponding Year-on-Year (Y-O-Y) growth of 7.94 per cent, 5.25 per cent and 3.32 per cent respectively.
The Sintering Plants too excelled in sync to produce all-time best April-May performance with a total sinter production of 11,88,002 tons. Sintering Plant-2 achieved best monthly production of 1,83,109 tons of sinter in May, 2022 to contribute in the overall improvement. The Coke Oven Battery-6 clocked an average pushings of 90.5 to register its best performance in the first two months to improve upon its earlier best average of 89.7 pushings achieved in 2018.
Similarly on the dispatch front, RSP achieved the Best April-May dispatch of saleable steel of 5,99,692 tons with a Y-O-Y growth of 2.32 per cent.
Notably, the state-of-the-art Hot Strip Mill-2 of RSP successfully rolled more than 1 lakh tonnes of slabs in May, 2022. The ultra modern mill which is making rapid strides in the stabilization process is showing promising results. The Mill has so far produced more than 3 lakh tonnes HR coils and dispatched more than 2.5 lakh tonnes. Designed to make wide varieties of world class products, the Mill will cater to varied demands of the niche market.