05 April, Bhubaneswar
Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) a unit of the Maharatna Company SAIL, has registered its best ever production performance in all major areas like Hot Metal production and Crude Steel and Saleable Steel during 2016-17.
RSP sources said the New Blast Furnace-5 made 27,57,210 tonnes of steel which is an increase of 30.5 per cent over previous year. All time high records were also set in the field of total Sinter (5270089 Tonnes), total Crude Steel (2932460 Tonnes) and total Saleable Steel (2741972 tonnes).
The average rate of pushing in the New Coke Ovens Battery-6 was 87.9 per day as compared to 74.9 of previous year, while another key unit which has come up as part of the modernisation and expansion such as the New Plate Mill rolled out 5,40,388 Tonnes of plates which is a rise of 149 per cent over the previous fiscal.
With this the total plates production in RSP too touched a new high at 964001 tonnes.
This apart on the techno-economic front which plays a major role in the financials of the Plant,the Coke Rate in the year 2016-17 was 419 kg per tonne of Hot Metal which is a big improvement over the previous best of 464 kg per tonne of Hot Metal recorded in 2014-15.
Similarly the Specific Energy Consumption during the year was all time best at 6.430 Giga Calories per tonne of Crude Steel and Blast Furnace productivity touched the highest ever figure of 2.067 tonnes/ metre cube/day in the year 2016-17, RSP sources said.