SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), has demonstrated impressive performance in key production areas during the first two months of the current financial year 2023-24 (FY24). The plant showcases remarkable growth, producing 767,605 tons of hot metal, 692,333 metric tons of crude steel, and 644,673 metric tons of saleable steel in April-May, registering year-on-year growth of 2.6%, 3.3%, and 7.6%, respectively. This achievement marks the best April-May performance for any financial year.
The Sintering Plants also excelled, achieving their all-time best April-May performance with a total sinter production of 1,218,614 metric tons.
The Coke Oven Battery-6 achieved its best performance in the first two months, with an average of 91.3 pushings, surpassing its previous best average of 90.4 pushings achieved in 2022.
In terms of dispatch, RSP achieved its best April-May dispatch of saleable steel, totaling 635,544 metric tons, reflecting a year-on-year growth of 6.5%.
Furthermore, RSP set new production records in May, with 394,121 metric tons of hot metal, 349,912 metric tons of crude steel, and 333,257 metric tons of saleable steel. These remarkable numbers provide a significant boost to the entire production chain.
It is worth noting that RSP has set an ambitious Annual Business Plan (ABP) target for the financial year 2023-24, aiming to produce 4.6 million metric tons of hot metal, 4.3 million metric tons of crude steel, and 4.32 million metric tons of saleable steel.