RSP registers best first half production

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Bhubaneswar,Oct 03 (UNI) The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), a unit of Steel Authority of India Limited, has registered the best first-half production during April to September 2008 .

The steel plant, since its inception, achieved all time best production with hot metal output of 1,87,036 tonnes, total crude steel production of 1,75,504 tonnes and total saleable steel production of 1,71,640 tonnes.

Incidentally, the production in each of these areas was more than 100 per cent of the targets envisaged in the Annual Performance Plan for September 2008.

RSP sources said an all-time best April-September performance was also achieved in Finished Products like Plates from Plate Mill: (2,36,047 tonnes), Hot Rolled Coils (3,94,867 tonnes) and Cold Rolled Non Oriented (CRNO) steel(40,608 tonnes).

The Plant's endeavour by way of improving operating parameters has also led to improvements in 'energy consumption' per tonne of crude steel, 'coke rate' per tonne of hot metal, refractory lining life of SMS.

The LD Converters and several other parameters has helped in controlling the cost of production contributing to improving its profitability,the RSP sources said.

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