Bhubaneswar (OdishaLIVE Bureau): Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) Chairman, P.K. Singh visited SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), and interacted with employees. Throwing light on the current scenario in the steel industry, Mr. P. K. Singh said, “In the present circumstances, only the best in the class will survive.”

Addressing the gathering, Chairman, SAIL, PK Singh further said, “Rourkela has one of the best workforces in the industry where the ramping up after modernization was achieved in one of the shortest times.

SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant has a modern New Plate Mill which produces special grades of steels. Under the programme ‘Make in India,’ the Plant has teamed up with the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) and the Indian Navy to develop special grade DMR-249A steel plates for Indian Naval requirements of special  grade steels  for defence applications and tempered plates with ballistic qualities.

The plant aims to meet the requirements of various sectors like manufacturing, construction, power etc. The plant also aims to reduce the import burden on Nation. Cost effective and quality plates for the construction sector produced using TMCP (Thermo Mechanically Controlled Process) are featured in the product basket of SAIL and import substituting products aimed for defence sector are under development.

SAIL’s Director (Finance) Anil Chaudhary, Director (Technical) Raman and CEO, RSP Ashwini Kumar were part of the interaction with the employees.

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