RSP steel to be used by Indian Navy for making submarines

The Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of Maharatna public sector undertaking SAIL, has received a certificate from the Indian Navy for producing high-strength steel for making submarines, a statement said on Sunday.

A high-level navy delegation led by Rear Admiral R Vishwanathan interacted with SR Suryavanshi, executive director (works) and other senior officers of the Odisha-based RSP here on January 13 for commercial production of DMR grade speciality steel, it said.

Senior officers of the chief minister’s office and SAIL headquarters also attended the meeting virtually.

During the interaction, Vishwanathan said, “As a policy, the Indian Navy is using indigenous steel for its ship and submarine manufacturing.

The RSP is fulfilling the needs of a tough and meticulous customer like the Indian Navy for the last 10 years…commencement of commercial production of the submarine grade steel will further strengthen our association.”

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