SAIL RSP Crosses 100 Million Tonne Hot Metal Mark
Steel Authority of India Limited’s Rourkela Steel Plant has cumulatively produced 100 million tonne of hot metal on July 5, 2021. @sailrsp1 tweeted “It's time for celebrations! SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant has crossed the 100 Million Ton Hot Metal production mark! Heartfelt thanks to each of our stakeholders for being there with us in this historic journey!”
Time Line – Hot Metal Production
First 50 million tonne – 44 Years
Last 50 million tonne – 18 Years
Last 10 million tonne – 2 years 8 months
Rourkela Steel Plant was the first integrated steel plant in the public sector in India. It was set up with West Germany collaboration with an installed capacity of 1 million tonnes in the 1960s. German metallurgical firms Mannesmann, Krupp, Demag, Siemens and Austrian company Voestalpine provided machinery and consultancy to the plant among others. Rourkela Steel Plant was the first steel plant in Asia to use the LD (Linz-Donawitz) process of steel-making. On 3 February 1959, then president Dr Rajendra Prasad had inaugurated RSP's first blast furnace named 'Parvati' when the company was known as Hindustan Steel Limited. Subsequently, the RSP became a unit of SAIL. RSP presently has the capacity to produce 4.5 million tonnes of hot metal, 4.2 million tonnes of crude steel and 3.9 million tonnes of saleable steel.