Rourkela : Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has set new benchmarks of success by recording best ever production in key areas during April-June (Q1) of 2022-23. In the first quarter of current fiscal, the Steel Plant produced 1084034 tonne of Hot Metal, 1001456 tonne of Crude Steel and 920582 tonne of saleable steel thereby scripting its best ever performance in these three vital areas for any Q1. The Steel Plant clocked a growth of 11.1%, 11% and 9.3% in these areas respectively over the CPLY (Corresponding Period Last Year) which also were the earlier best Q1 performances of the plant. The Steel Melting Shop-II contributed 887894 tonnes of Crude Steel in the above period with a year-on-year growth of 11.5%. The Sinter Plants also put up a brilliant performance by producing best Q1 sinter production of 1777439 tonnes.

By dispatching  905971 tonnes of saleable steel, RSP clocked its best ever Q1 despatch, thereby improving upon its earlier best performance of 834533 tonnes achieved in Q1 of 2021-22.

Notably, one of the major highlight of the first quarter was the rapid strides in the stabiliastion process made by the the State-of-the-art Hot Strip Mill-2 soon after its commissioning towards the end of March, 2022. The 3 Million Tonne ultramodern Mill rolled 273904  tonnes of  slabs in Q1 with a record rolling of more than 1 lakh tonne slabs in May, 2022. The Mill also has  successfully carried out the trial  rolling  of SAILCOR, MC40, API X70 and rolling of coil with 2000 mm of width and upto 5 mm thickness and  wider LPG coil with 1680 mm width. This has enriched the product basket RSP to a great extent and strengthening its entry into various niche market segments.