Union steel and mines minister Narendra Singh Tomar has inaugurated a 4,300 mm wide plate mill at Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), a unit of the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) in Feb’15. The mill includes advanced features such as computerised control system to maximise yield and high capacity levelers with hydraulic control to produce distortion free plates. It has a capacity of one million tonne per annum (MTPA) with provision for expanding the output to 1.8 MTPA in future. The new plate mill facility is part of RSP's Rs. 12,000 crore expansion project that aims to double the capacity of steel production at the unit from 2 MTPA to 4.5 MTPA.
Extracted from BS, Feb 01,’15