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Avdiivka Coke Plant renews fixed assets

22 February 2012

Metinvest Group is an international vertically integrated metal and mining company within the framework of constant improvements proceeded to capital building partial oven relaying of coke oven batteries at Avdiivka Coke. Till the end of the year without suspending of production process 65 coke ovens of coke oven battery No. 9 are planned to be relayed. At the moment three ovens are put into operation after the hot repair had been conducted.

Hot repairs are directed to eliminate the oven wall reduction that reestablishes the initial chamber capacity and provides the maximum load of coke oven. The capital repair of all coke ovens at battery No. 9 makes possible to restore the design capacity of this production area up to 910 thousand tons of bulk coke annually.

Relaying of coke ovens is the necessary condition to provide stable and effective functioning of the fixed assets of the plant. Except for the increase of bulk coke output the capital repair allows improvement of its quality due to production cycle accuracy improvement during coking process.

Elimination of  the oven wall reduction is to decrease the load to the equipment while coke pushing and to extend the service life of the facilities. As well as the working conditions of shift and service personnel shall be improved at this production area owing to the reduction of current maintenance quantity.

“The priority direction of development for Avdiivka Coke Plant is to increase the quality of final product, the investments directed to modernize and sustain of existing facilities tend to it. And our plant possessing the growing opportunity steadily looks forward” said Gennadiy Vlasov, the general director of PJSC “Avdiivka Coke”