Rourkela: The Rourkela Steel Plant’s (RSP) New Plate Mill has achieved 3 million tonne plate production within 4 years of its inception.

Hailing the New Plate Mill team, the RSP CEO Dipak Chataraj said, “Let’s make RSP a model plant and our country’s pride.”

To mark the occasion, a celebration was held at New Plate Mill on Tuesday where in Raj Vir Singh, ED(P&A), Gautam Banerjee, ED(Works), D.K.Mohapatra, ED(MM), Pankaj Kumar, ED(Projects) and P Nigam, CGM (F&A) spoke. Several Chief General Managers, General Managers and Senior Officials of associate Departments were also present on the occasion.

In his congratulatory note the CEO emphasised upon the need for  exploring exclusive market segments by rolling out plates with niche quality and grades.  Referring to the various upcoming projects of national importance, the CEO said that these projects offer huge opportunities for the steel industry. He mentioned about the API grade plates rolled out from the New Plate Mill used for manufacturing  high quality pipes, and said that products like these can be game changers.

Rajiv Ranjan, CGM, NPM thanked the dignitaries and assured them of their efforts to meet their expectations.   

The state-of-the-art 4.3 metre wide New Plate Mill  has the capability of producing a wide range of plates with close tolerances to meet stringent international standards and heavy and wide plates for the growing ship building and boiler sectors. The New Plate Mill has also achieved the approval for DNV-GL (Det Norske Veritas Bermanischer Lloyd) Business Assurance to produce CE mark plates, which has helped RSP attain a strong hold in the European market.