RSP set to reach target of 2.3 million tonnes in 2010-11

Rourkela, Feb 2 (PTI) Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) isall set to reach its target of 2.3 million tonnes of steelproduction after maintaining its growth tempo during the firstten months of this fiscal, company officials said today.

During April-January, the steel plant recordedproduction of 1.928 million tonnes of hot metal, 1.803 milliontonnes of crude steel and 1.669 million tonnes of saleablesteel indicating growth of 2.6 per cent, 2.3 per cent and 1.7per cent over the April-January 2009-10 of last fiscal.

The production of hot metal and crude steel duringthis period is the best ever compared to any April-Jan periodsince the inception of the plant, officials said.

Finished products like plates, hot rolled plates fromhot strip mill electric resistance weld (ERW) pipe, spiralweld (SW) pipes and cold rolled sheets and coil alsoregistered the growth as compared to April-January of the lastfiscal while hot rolled plates stood out with the best-everApril-Jan performance since inception of the plant.

The steel plant added a feather to its cap byestablishing a new benchmark of just 16 hours in wagon turnaround time in 2011, they said.

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