New plate mill of RSP surpasses ABP target of 920k tonnes for first time since inception

The state-of-the-art New Plate Mill (NPM) of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has surpassed the Annual Business Plan (ABP) target of 920000 tonnes in the current financial year 2021-22 for the first time since inception.

The ultra-modern Mill went past the benchmark which also is the rated capacity of the Mill in the A Shift on 28th March, 2022 i.e. 3 days before the end of the current fiscal.

The Mill is all set to create a fresh milestone in the FY-22 having already gone beyond the previous best fiscal rolling record of 875458 tonnes achieved in 2019-20.

Congratulating the New Plate Mill collective and all the associated departments over the superlative performance, Mr. Atanu Bhowmick, Director-In-Charge, RSP has said, “Your efforts have been invaluable in achieving the feat. Let excellence be our hallmark as we march ahead in the days to come.”

It is noteworthy that the Mill with cutting edge technology produces wide range of plates with high strength and close tolerances to meet stringent international standards. It has received the approval of DNV-GL (Det Norske Veritas-Bermanischer Lloyd) Business Assurance to produce CE Mark Plates for European market.