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RSP’s Silicon Steel Mill sets new benchmark in monthly production



              Continuing its record breaking spree, Silicon Steel Mill of SAIL-run Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has registered a new record in monthly production by rolling 7,525 tonnes of saleable steel in August 2022. This is the highest saleable steel production of the unit. The previous best of 7,505 tonnes was achieved in May 2008.

          The Reversing Mill of Silicon Steel Mill had recorded its best ever single-day production of 470 tonnes on August 8, 2022 surpassing the previous best of 458 tonnes achieved in September 2005. These success stories could be scripted with continuous support from associated units as well as the good quality input from the new Hot Strip Mill-2.

RSP Director In-Charge Atanu Bhowmick, accompanied by ED (Works) SR Suryawanshi, ED (P&A) PK Satapathy, ED (Projects) PK Sahoo, ED (MM) Somnath Tripathy and other senior officials of the steel plant,  visited Silicon Steel Mill on Thursday to congratulate the collective on the outstanding performance.

            Congratulating the collective, Bhowmick said, “The splendid performance signifies the spirit, determination and professionalism of the collective. It indicates that if you desire, plan and execute, then the goal is certainly attainable. Let’s sustain the momentum to scale new peaks of success”. He presented flowers and sweets to the employees to mark the occasion.

            Commending the exemplary teamwork of SSM, Suryawashi urged everyone to remain undeterred in their pursuit for excellence and to strive further and make all out efforts to meet the new set targets.

            Satapathy expressed happiness over the brilliant performance of the Mill, while Sahoo spoke highly of the team SSM which has helped the Mill continually improve its performance. Tripathy reiterated the whole hearted support of the Materials Management department in terms of consumables and spares to SSM.

           GM In-charge (SSM) CR Mishra thanked CGM (CRM, SSM & PPs) Kartikeya Behera, the SSM collective and all the supporting departments, namely Hot Strip Mill-2, SMS-1, PPC, RCL, Roll Shop, T&RM and CMO for the well synchronized effort. He also assured the senior executives that the collective would make determined efforts to create new benchmarks.

            Notably, SSM produces energy efficient Steel Cold Rolled Non-Oriented (CRNO) which is an essential raw material for manufacturing of electrical equipment like generators, motors, relays, small transformers etc. RSP has the distinction of being the first in the country to start commercial production of the CRNO.

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