Rourkela: The Plate Mill of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) created a new record by rolling 502 number of slabs into plates on 27th December, which is its best ever performance since inception.

RSP CEO Ashwini Kumar said this achievement was made possible because of the meticulous planning and superb coordination amongst the Plate Mill collective in every step right from slab transfer from SMS-I and SMS-II to rolling, finishing and finally stacking the plates in the yard. The Plate Mill DGM incharge, AK Pradhan, said that almost the entire 24 hours of the day were utilised for plates rolling which is also a record in itself.

The RSP Plate Mill in spite of being a 56 year old unit, it is consistently performing beyond its rated capacity.