The new Plate Mill of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has created a single-day production record by rolling 3423 tonnes of slabs and 3110 tonnes of plates yesterday.
The previous record of rolling of 3214 tonnes of slabs and 2957 tonnes of plates was set on November 9, 2016, RSP said in a statement today.
RSP Chief Executive Officer Ashwini Kumar visited the mill and congratulating its employees on the success, asked them to gear up from the beginning of the present financial year to achieve the annual target while simultaneously improving the quality and yield.
The 4.3 metre-wide new Plate Mill of RSP was set up as part of the latest phase of modernisation and expansion has been scaling new heights of success in every field of endeavour.
Established to cater to the niche segments of the plate market both domestic as well as off-shore, the state-of-the-art new Plate Mill can produce a wide range of plates with close tolerances to meet stringent international standards, the statement added.