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Indian Navy to use DMR grade high strength steel of RSP for submarine making



           State-run Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has been certified by the Indian Navy to produce high strength DMR Grade steel for use in making submarines, a senior Naval officer said.

“SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant has received the certification for producing DMR Grade high strength steel and this steel will be used by Indian Navy for making of submarines,” said Rear Admiral R Vishwanathan, PD (SC), ATVP, AKANKSHYA during his visit to Rourkela on Thursday. 

A high level delegation led by him including Commodore PR Kulkarni and Captain R K Sehgal, held interaction with RSP ED (Works)  S R Suryavanshi and other senior officers of the Steel Plant in which commercial production of the DMR grade high strength steel at RSP was discussed threadbare.

During the interaction, Rear Admiral Vishwanathan said, “As a policy, the Indian Navy is using indigenous steel for its ship and submarine building. RSP fulfilling the needs of a tough and meticulous customer like Indian Navy for the last 10 years, proves its adherence to stringent quality parameters in its products. The Steel Plant commencing commercial production of the submarine grade steel will further strengthen our association.”

Lauding the efforts made by RSP in the field of Environment and CSR, the Rear Admiral said, “Coming to Rourkela has always been a wonderful experience, as RSP does not only makes steel but takes care of its surroundings and community so sincerely.”       

To recall, RSP has so far supplied more than 7,000 tonnes of tailor-made steel adhering to stringent quality specifications for use in various naval applications.

The Special Plate Plant of RSP that is dedicated to make defence and navy grade steel, has been relentlessly working towards developing newer grades of customised steel that can absorb high ballistic impact. These high quality steel are being developed with years of research, technological and process modifications as well as several rounds of testing.

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