statesman news service
KOLKATA, 3 JUNE: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has reported best-ever performance in saleable steel production in May 2013 registering a growth of 11 per cent y-o-y. Production of saleable steel stood at 1.087 million tons (MT) during the month. Production of crude steel at 1.152 MT was also the best ever as against the previous best of 1.135 MT.
SAIL&’s continued thrust on improving key techno-economic parameters resulted in reduction of energy consumption at 6.57 giga calories per ton of crude steel showing an improvement of three per cent over the corresponding period last year (CPLY). Power generation and blast furnace productivity also improved eight per cent and five per cent respectively, over CPLY, SAIL chairman, Mr CS Verma said in a statement.