Rourkela: 9/9/20:The relined Blast Furnace-4 (BF-4), ‘Annapurna’, of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant was blown in for its 7th campaign by Mr. Dipak Chattaraj, CEO, RSP on 9th September, 2020. Mr. P K Dash, ED (Works), Mr. Raj Vir Singh, ED (P&A), Mr. D K Mohapatra, ED (MM), Mr. Pankaj Kumar, ED (Projects), several CGMs, HoDs and other Senior Officers, as well as employees of BF-4, were present during the major technological process for the resumption of the Blast Furnace operation. The event was organised strictly adhering to the guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. The programme was also live streamed through the Youtube channel of RSTV so that more number of employees can witness the historical moment.
It is worth mentioning here that the Blast Furnace with a useful volume of 1658 cubic metre was commissioned on 3rd July, 1967 and has produced 25,57,2921 tonnes of Hot Metal since inception. The Furnace has achieved many milestones in the successful journey of its operation for the last many decades
.In his message on this occasion, Mr. Dipak Chattaraj said, “The RSP collective has completed the massive job in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. I extend my heartiest congratulations to the employees of Blast Furnace as well as all the supporting units because of whose collective and determined efforts the blowing in of the furnace could be conducted successfully.”