MAY 2011
                                        

Mechel launches coking battery facility

Mechel OAO, a Russian mining and steel company, announced the launch of the reconstructed coking battery #6 facility at Mechel Mining OAO’s subsidiary, Mechel-Coke OOO.

The launch will enable the company to step up production of coke and chemical products, as well as provide an independent supply for Mechel’s Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant OAO and Southern Urals Nickel Plant OAO.

Due to the reconstruction, the battery nearly tripled its capacity to 470,000 tons of coke annually.

Special attention was paid to environmental protection measures, which include an autonomous system for dustless discharge of coke with dry cleaning, a smokeless furnace loading system and pneumatic seals on ascension-pipe lids. This will enable the plant to significantly improve ecological safety.