Steel Authority of India Limited’s (SAIL’s) Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has achieved a new feat by successfully rolling out the first coil from its newly installed world class Hot Strip Mill-2 (HSM-2), last week. The mill would primarily cater to the domestic requirements of high end steel, which at present is mostly being imported.

 The new Hot Strip Mill with 3 Million Tonne per annum (MnTPA) capacity is a state-of-the-art mill with few parallels in India and will be producing world-class hot rolled (HR) coils. Incidentally, within two days of the commencement of hot trails of the mill, it has rolled out its first coil successfully. The Mill has been set up at an cost of about INR 3000 Crore and will enrich the product basket and will enhance the Company’s market share.

With high level of automation, this mill would produce coils of Carbon Structural Steel, High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel, High Carbon Steel, LPG Cylinder Steel, Low Alloy Steel, API (up to X100) Pipe Steel and Auto-grade steel. The thickness of the coils would be between 1.2 mm to 25.4 mm, while the width would be between 725 mm to 2150 mm. The maximum coil weight will be to the tune of 35 tonnes. The Mill also has a 0.4 MnTPA sheet shearing line for production of HR sheets. Equipped with the latest and sophisticated technology, the Mill will meet the stringent requirements of the customers in terms of quality, finish, dimensions and other parameters.