Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP), a public sector unit of Steel authority of India (SAIL) has recorded the best ever August performance since its inception in all important steel production parameters. The productions of hot metal, crude steel, and saleable steel were 105, 103 and 96 percents of the targets respectively in the just concluded month of August, 2012 and were all time high in the month of August since inception of the plant.
"We have adopted multi-pronged strategies to improve the production performance in every front. Our strategies have yielded results with surge in production in the plant", said Mr. P. K. Singh, CEO, Durgapur Steel Plant. DSP also witnessed the best August performance in the production of blend mix, sinter, blooms and billets through energy efficient continuous casting route and also special steels & value added products.
For the first time in the history of DSP, the bloom caster of the plant crossed the rated capacity and operated at 102% of its capacity. As against steel productions in August, 2011, the production of hot metal, crude steel, concast production and saleable steel notched up a stupendous growth of 20, 16, 12 & 6 per cents respectively on August, 2012. The production of special steel and value added products in the month recorded a growth of 6% over CPLY and it constituted 73% of total saleable steel production of DSP.