Rourkela: Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has bounced back with renewed vigour in A 2020-21.

In the July-September 2020 period while battling with the COVID-19 pandemic the Steel Plant has produced 967700 tonnes of Hot Metal, 922713 tonnes of Crude Steel and 865103 tonnes of Saleable Steel thereby registering growth of 17.6%, 16.1% and 19.2% respectively as compared to the Corresponding Period Last Year (CPLY). The total HR Coil production has seen a YoY growth of 16.6%, while the rolling of plates from New Plate Mill rose by 14.2% over CPLY.

The same trend could be seen in other Mills too.

YoY growth in GP/GC production was 9.8% while for ERW pipes SW pipes and CRNO Coil it was 18.6%, 33.3% and 35.2% respectively.

The Steel Plant has also notched up Best September performance on several fronts including the key areas like production of Hot Metal, Crude Steel and Saleable Steel. Out of this Blast Furnace-5 has produced 219195 tonnes thereby clocking 110.7 % of its target. Sinter production and Plates rolling from New Plate Mill were also highest for any September since inception. Besides, both the Pipe Plants viz. ERW Pipe Plant and SW Pipe Plant have achieved 133.6% and 105.5% of their targets respectively.