ArcelorMittal Italia announced that the first Coke from Battery 9 of the Taranto steel plant was baked on 2 February 2021. The plant, which has been shut down since March 2013, was subject to a complete environmentalization, in accordance with the provisions of the AIA prescription of the Prime Minister's Decree of September 2017.
The technological innovations concern: the installation and commissioning of the SoPreCo system, for the pressure control of each single furnace of the Coil; the filter to the flue gas stack of the Battery; of the new transfer-car for the abatement of dust during the churning of Coke and the new extinguishing shower 5. All these interventions have already been verified by the ISPRA control body.
In the coming months, the same adjustments will also be operational in the remaining Batteries 7, 8 and 12.