Rourkela: Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) completed the first quarter of fiscal 2021-22 registering its best ever production in key areas.

During the quarter, RSP produced 975751 tonnes of Hot Metal, 901829 tonnes of Crude Steel and 840146 tonnes of Saleable Steel to achieve the feat. The earlier best performance of the Steel Plant in all these areas were achieved in the year 2019.

Besides, the Plate Mill rolled out 134505 tonnes of Plates to clock its best ever April-June performance thereby improving upon its previous best Q1 performance achieved in 2014. The Sinter Plants performing exceedingly well produced 1625232 tonnes of Sinter to record their best ever Q1 performance. The earlier best of 1561460 tonnes of sinter production was recorded in 2018.

It is noteworthy that the record performance also helped RSP surpass 100 million tonnes of Hot Metal recently.

By despatching  842587 tonnes of saleable steel, RSP clocked its best ever Q1 despatch, thereby improving upon its earlier best performance of 785048 tonnes achieved in 2018. The New Plate Mill (NPM) dispatched 228414 tonnes of plates to register its best April-June dispatch. The earlier best for NPM was 222423 tonnes achieved in Q1 of 2019. Similarly, Hot Strip Mill-I with a dispatch of 295711 tonnes of HR Coils for sale clocked its best ever April-June dispatch performance. The ERW Pipe Plant also despatched 7638 tonnes of Pipes in the Q1 to register its best 1st quarter performance with a growth of 25.7% over corresponding period last year (CPLY). Besides, following the growth trajectory, many major units of the Steel Plant achieved their best performance in June 2021 and fulfilled APP targets. CPP-I and CPP-III produced an average of 34.39 and 22.67 Mega watt hours during the Q1 period thereby registering a growth of 3.4% and 2.6% respectively over CPLY.