Steel Authority of India Limited’s Rourkela Steel Plant has recorded its best ever April-July production performance in key areas in the fiscal 2022-23. During April-July the plant produced 1.435 million tonnes of hot metal, 1.329 million tonnes of crude steel & 1.224 million tonnes of saleable steel, up by 5% YoY, 5% & 9% respectively, thereby scripting its best ever performance in these three vital areas. The Steel Melting Shop-II contributed 1.173 million tonnes of crude steel, up by 5% YoY while Sinter Plants produced 2.359 million tonnes. By dispatching 1.224 miliontonnes of saleable steel, RSP clocked its best ever April-July despatch, thereby improving upon its earlier best performance of 1.149 million tonnes achieved in CPLY. One of the major highlights of the above period is the successful rolling of 2.3 millimeter thick SAILCOR Hot Rolled Coil from the State-of-the-art Hot Strip Mill-2 to enter niche market segment. Notably, the ultramodern Mill which is making rapid strides in the stabilization process also carried out trial rolling of newer grades MC40, API X70 and rolling of coil with 2000 mm of width and up to 5 mm thickness and wider LPG coil with 1680 mm width during the period.