Rourkela: With the production of 1,95,031 tonnes of hot metal, 1,82,002 tonnes of crude steel and 1,73,167 tonnes of saleable steel, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has registered an impressive capacity utilisation creating best ever production in the month of July since its inception.
Capacity utilisation for the month was - hot metal 115%, crude steel 113% and saleable steel 122%, RSP sources said.
During April-July 2008, the steel plant achieved output levels of 0.739 million tonnes of hot metal, 0.694 million tonnes of crude steel, 0.623 million tonnes of saleable steel and dispatch of 0.643 million tonnes of finished products.
These achievements were not only the best ever for any April-July since the plant’s inception but also represent impressive growth of 6.3%, 8.8%, 7.5% and 8.4% respectively, compared with the corresponding period of last year.
During the period, the steel plant’s finishing units like plate mill, hot strip mill, cold rolling mills, both spiral weld (sw) and electirc resistance weld (erw), pipe plants as well as silicon steel mill also came up with impressive performance.
Further the finished products like plate mill plates, hot rolled coils for sale, cold rolled sheets and coils, galvanised sheets, tin plates, erw pipes, sw pipes and crno steel registered outputs that were significantly higher compared with the corresponding periods of fiscal 2007-08, the sources said.