Saturday, June 25, 2022

SAIL’s RSP exports special grade slabs to China & Vietnam

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Rourkela: While putting up a tough fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) is simultaneously making all-out efforts to generate revenue in one of the most sluggish market environments the world has ever seen. With the orders drying up because of lack of economic activity in the country during the lock-down period, the management of the Plant led by Plant’s CEO Dipak Chattaraj explored the overseas market for business. The efforts made in association with the Central Marketing Organisation (CMO) of SAIL, paid off as the steel Plant managed to bag a number of export orders. 

In a press release, the said that it swung into action, garnered all resources and put in place an effective strategy. As a part of this, RSP recently completed export of 60,000 Tonnes of special grade slab to China and 2700 Tonnes of New Plate Mill Plates to Vietnam. Earlier, on June 9, SAIL’s Rourkela Plant had also exported cast slabs to China.

The Plant further said that these special grade slabs were despatched to China in two consignments. The first consignment of 29,314 tonne of slabs was despatched through 11 rakes between April 27 and May 6. The slabs were sent through Vizag port to Jiangyin port of China.

The second consignment of 30,592 tonne was despatched in 10 rakes between May 17 and June 7. This consignment was also sent from Vizag port to Zhangjiagang port of China.

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On May 25, RSP bagged an order of 2700 tonnes of ASTM A-36 grade Plate Mill Plates from Dufferco SA, Vietnam in thickness 12 mm to 40 mm and in the width of 2000 mm. In some cases, the length requirement was of 6,000 mm which was never made in New Plate Mill, earlier. However, with necessary modifications and adherence to stringent quality parameters, the entire consignment was rolled in New Plate Mill within the shortest possible time. In all 2668 Tonnes of plates were despatched on 5th June to Paradip port from where they would be shipped to Vietnam. 

Earlier, in April, RSP had also sent 485 Tonnes of 250 BR plates with 20mm thickness to Bangladesh by road through Dankuni Stockyard of CMO, SAIL.

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