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.