Modernization 3/28/2024 Read 2 min

Zaporizhzhia Coke Continues to Overhaul Coke Oven Battery #2

Metinvest Group's Zaporizhzhia Ccoke continues to implement the major overhaul programme for the coke shop's furnaces, including the major overhaul of coke oven battery #2 with an investment cost of UAH 60 million.

In 2024, two walls of coking chambers were relined, and reinforcement elements, armour and anchor columns of the furnaces were replaced. As part of the programme, two more coking chamber walls are planned to be relined in 2024. The repair of a quenching car, upgrade of auxiliary platforms and railway tracks is also performed at COB #2.

Despite the proximity of the frontline and other challenges associated with the full-scale war, the plant continues its stable work to provide steelmakers with high-quality coke. The key factor in stable production is the correct function of the main equipment - coke oven batteries. Since the beginning of 2022, the plant has spent over UAH 276 million for the major overhaul of coke oven batteries #2 and #5-6. 

— Oleksandr BEKHTER, General Director of Zaporizhzhia Coke

The main contractor for the overhaul is Zaporozhogneupor, which since the beginning of the full-scale war has expanded its portfolio of refractories for coke oven batteries of Zaporizhzhia Coke and mastered the process of their lining.

The major overhaul is being carried out in the current production environment, which allows to maintain the planned coke production volumes. The overhaul will extend the life of the unit and reduce the environmental impact.