21 September 2011 // Press centre PJSC “Аvdiivka coke plant”
Metinvest Group is an international vertically integrated metal and mining company within the framework of continuous improvement program, reconstruction and rebuilding of production plants provides new equipment for Avdiivka Coke Plant in order to prepare coal blends to be coked. Equipment capacity and computer-controlled system of coal feeding reaches 500 tons of coals per hour that is half as small as preliminary to re-equipment. Total investments volume amounts to more than 16,5 million UAH aimed to re-equipment of coal preparing shops of the plant.
Replacement of old-fashioned home equipment for west modern analogues with automation of industrial functions makes possible to feed coal of various ranks precisely in accordance with nominal mix proportions for coking. Balance of base mixture has direct effect to the final product quality – blast furnace coke. 74 feeders were purchased at Avdiivka Coke within the framework of new computer-controlled coal feeding program that is realized.
The representatives of manufactures customize new equipment, maintenance it, as well as teach the staff of Avdiivka Coke. In 2011 it is planned to apply modern automatic control system and control of coal blends quality for coking.
“Investments directed to raise effectiveness allow increasing of production factors of the plant and improve steel quality manufactured by Metinvest”, –– said the general director of PJSC “Avdiivka Coke Plant” Gennadii Vlasov.
- Editorial notes:
PJSC “Аvdiivka coke plant” is the largest high technology coke plant in Europe. It produces almost 30 types of products, the basic one is coke for metal industry. Avdiivka coke is included in Coal and Coke Department of Metinvest Group.
Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies that controls the assets in every link of production chain starting from yielding of iron ore raw materials and coal and coke production up to issuing of semi-finished and finished products: steel, tube rolled products and coils as well as manufacturing of other products with high added value. The Group consists of metal and mining enterprises located in Ukraine, Europe and USA and possesses sale facilities comprising all key world markets.
The main shareholders of Metinvest are SCM (71,25%) and Smart Holding (23,75%) they manage it jointly.
METINVEST HOLDING, LLC – the management company of Metinvest Group.