In a tale of perseverance and ingenuity, the Coke and Chemical Division of Dniprovsky Metallurgical Plant, under the stewardship of DCH Steel led by businessman Mr. Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, is navigating its operations with three batteries functioning at 50-55% capacity while diligently repairing other furnace aggregates.According to the corporate newspaper DCH Steel, the division is currently executing an ambitious investment project aimed at restoring the masonry of coke oven heating walls. Batteries numbered 1, 4, and 5 are undergoing comprehensive repair work utilizing a specialized ceramic mixture that impeccably mirrors the chemical parameters of refractories.Mr. Oleksiy Horbulia, Director for Coke Production, lauds ceramic surfacing as the most effective method for mending heating walls. The division has been at the forefront of adopting this technology since 2020. The relentless temperature fluctuations over time lead to the deterioration of masonry. However, ceramic welding enhances resistance to thermal shocks, prevents cracks, and effectively seals the seams. With standard coke oven battery operations, the ceramic material extends the masonry's lifespan to three years.Despite the challenges posed by the war, the coke production was successfully reinitiated thanks to swift solutions. However, the cooling period during the blackouts had a detrimental impact on some furnaces, leading to masonry defects and temporary cessation of operations. The current repair project aims to address these issues by restoring damaged sections and revitalizing the idle capacities, ultimately bolstering efficiency and reducing environmental impacts. The division aims to conclude this comprehensive endeavor by the end of August.Earlier this year, the Coke and Chemical Division of Dniprovsky Metallurgical Plant resumed the production of metallurgical coke, having procured additional K-grade coking coal. Notably, amidst the war, the division continued supplying essential coal coke, nut coke, and coke breeze to the country's ferroalloy enterprises.