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RSP develops special steels to cater to niche market



       SAIL-run Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has been rendering invaluable contribution in nation building by developing a wide range of newer grade import substitute products as well as high strength defence grade steel. Sustained focus on R&D and best in class manufacturing facilities has helped the Steel Plant to make foray into the elite league of special steel manufacturers to cater to the niche market. The unwavering efforts of the Steel Plant is not only helping the country in saving valuable foreign reserves, but also fortifying the ‘Make in India’ campaign and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ outlined by the Prime Minister of India.

To cater to the ever increasing demand for Oil and Gas which has necessitated high pressure gas transmission pipelines for best transport efficiency, RSP successfully developed plates for API 5L X70 PSL-2 LSAW grade pipes. The Steel Plant supplied more than 6000 tonnes of the import substitute special grade plates to Wellspun Limited for use in the prestigious North East Gas Grid Pipeline Project. With very positive response from the customer, RSP is all set to meet the requirements of the domestic as well as global customers in the segment.

     RSP’s contribution to the defence sector has been widely applauded. It is continually developing newer grade plates to meet the requirements of the Indian Navy. RSP has been able to supply steel for various projects of the Indian Navy like INS Vikrant, INS Kamorta and many more.

In the last financial year, RSP made 1395 tonnes of quenched and tempered plates for the defense segment. It also rolled DMR 249 B Plates for the Navy and Maraging Steel Plates in grade MDN 250 for Space projects. The high strength plates made by RSP are being used by rail, road, and bridge projects like the Chenab Bridge, Dhola Sadiya Bridge, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Delhi-Vadodara Expressway, Eastern dedicated Freight corridor etc. Besides, plates have been supplied for airports, railway stations, prefabricated buildings, thermal projects, and various heavy industries.

While entering new market segments with its diverse product mix in the evolving business environment, RSP is making every effort to keep customers at the heart of its strategies, operations and innovation to ensure steady growth.

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