SAIL commissions Hot Strip Mill at its Rourkela Steel Plant

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Bhubaneswar: The newly built Hot Strip Mill at SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has been commissioned on 31st January 2020. The 3 Million Ton Per Annum (MTPA) capacity Hot Strip Mill has been built by L&T and Mitsubishi Corporation with the technology from Primetals Technologies and Hitachi, Japan.

The new Hot Strip Mill-2 at SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant rolled out its first HR Coil, within 2 days of commencement of hot trials. The mill will roll out Carbon Structural Steel, HSLA, High Carbon Steel, LPG Cylinder Steel, Low Alloy Steel, API (up to X100) Pipe Steel and Auto-grade steel, to cater to high-end market segments.

“With this remarkable achievement, we have once again proved our mettle to execute large scale EPC projects across metallurgical units. We are delighted to have delivered on the faith reposed on us by a long-term customer of ours, SAIL and look forward to keep building vital infrastructure for the country” said Mr. S N Subrahmanyan, CEO a Managing Director, L&T.

One of the largest of its kind in India, the mill will produce coils with thickness between 1.2 to 25.4 mm, width between 725 to 2150 mm and coil weight of up to 35 tonnes. It is equipped with a shearing line to produce of custom cut HR Sheets and supporting infrastructure like a 16.5 km, 220 KV power transmission line, a GIS switchyard, an intake well with a 3 km-long twin pipeline to convey water to the plant. The world class HR coils produced from this mill will give SAIL’s market share a huge boost.

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