Mechel Completes Reconstruction of Coke Battery 8 at Mechel Coke
Leading Russian mining and metals company Mechel, a Metal-Expo regular exhibitor, has completed another stage of its production facility's ecological modernization at Chelyabinsk Coke and Chemical Products Plant. The plant has revamped its coke battery 8, which will enable it to decrease waste emissions. Investment in the project totaled 218 million rubles. The coke battery 8’s reconstruction which included replacement of two gasholders, is one step in a series of measures outlined in the company’s ecological program as set in the agreement signed by Mechel Group with Chelyabinsk Region’s government, Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry and Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service.
The coke battery’s coke gas offtake system was upgraded, with two new gasholders, gas exhaust pipes and a crude coke gas main installed. The battery’s upper paving and a loading chute for raw materials were also replaced. New cooling water and pressed air supply lines, steam pipes and other systems were also installed to ensure the coke battery’s reliable and ecologically friendly operations.
The plant installed best available technologies, sealing systems for the gas exhaust pipes, smoke-free coal loading. This will increase the facility’s leak tightness and reduce emissions of 1-4 hazard category substances (benzopyrene, benzene, phenol, ammonia, coal dust) by four tonnes a year at this facility alone.
Chelyabinsk Coke and Chemical Products Plant (Mechel Coke) is a by-product coke plant with over 10 shops and departments. Its primary product is metallurgical coke, manufactured in eight coke-oven batteries. Mechel Coke supplies the needs of Mechel enterprises as well as markets its products domestically and internationally.