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Rourkela Steel Plant

Rourkela Steel Plant

There's a little bit of SAIL in everybody's life

View of RSP from New Suraksha Path bridge Near Indira Gandhi Park

Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), in Rourkela, was set up with West German collaboration with an installed capacity of 1 million tonnes in the 1960s. It is operated by Steel Authority of India (SAIL), one of the Maharatna company.

Recently, a Rs 12,000-crore modernisation and expansion project at the RSP was dedicated to the Nation by Prime minister Narendra Modi on 1 April 2015. RSP presently has the capacity to produce 4.5 million tonnes of hot metal, 4.2 million tonnes of crude steel and 3.9 million tonnes of saleable steel.

It is the first plant in Asia to adopt the energy-efficient LD process of steel making and the first integrated steel plant of SAIL which adopted the cost-effective and quality-centered continuous casting route to process 100% of steel produced. The plant has also, for the first time in India, had adopted external de-sulphurisation of hot metal by calcium carbide injection process. RSP is one of the unique units under the SAIL umbrella with a wide variety of special purpose steels.

View of RSP from the Vaisnodevi temple

RSP’s Steel Township is the first Township of SAIL to be certified for both ISO 9001 QMS and ISO 14001 EMS. Entire RSP has been certified to internationally acclaimed Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001: 2007). n order to have synergy and synchronization in implementation of various management systems, concept of Integrated Management System (IMS) has been initiated in RSP. An IMS Policy covering Quality, Environment, Occupational Health & Safety and Social Accountability of RSP has been introduced. RSP is the first unit in SAIL to adopt IMS policy.

RSP is committed to improving the quality of life

Life thousands of workers and their families are dependent on this single plant. RSP brings prosperity and pride to Rourkela. Workers waiting to enter the plant on a typical morning.
Women empowerment is a fact in Rourkela. RSp directly and indirectly is responsible for providing employment to women and making them self sufficient. Rourkela is a city safe for woman. It is a city where women are actively participating in the development and more importantly treated with equality and earned respect. 


RSP is located in the north-western tip of Odisha and at the heart of a rich mineral belt. Being situated on the Howrah-Mumbai rail mainline, Rourkela is very well connected with most of the important cities of India. The nearby airports are Ranchi (173 km), Bhubaneswar (378 km) and Kolkata (413 km). Rourkela also has an airstrip maintained by RSP.



  1. Nice pics with a brief information Paresh !!

  2. SAIL is surely a part in everyone's life and that too you can relate more to it if you are from a steel city ..Even I am from a steel city and its really great to see a post on this.. Thanks for sharing ..!

    Arun ..

  3. A great write-up with wonderful pictures... :-)


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