Paul Wurth recently announces that the company has been awarded recent orders for engineering services, the supply of coke oven machines as well as of SOPRECO valves to be implemented at two new Jumbo coke oven batteries of stamp charging type built by the end customer Xinxing Ductile Pipe Co Ltd in Handan City in Hebei Province in China. The Chinese customer is relying on proven Paul Wurth stamp charging technology for large size batteries of the next generation.
In the frame of a cooperation agreement on stamp charging technology with Shandong Province Metallurgical Engineering Co Ltd, Paul Wurth will provide engineering services for the construction of two new stamp charged coke oven batteries, featuring 69 ovens each with an oven height of 6.73 meters and designed for a gross production of 1.940 million tonnes of coke per year. Relying on Paul Wurth expertise for eco-friendly cokemaking solutions, this project is part of the Chinese government’s environmental programme to reduce emissions generated by coking plants. The batteries’ environmental performance will be significantly enhanced by the installation of Paul Wurth’s SOPRECO system for Single Oven PREssure Control and reduction of fugitive emissions. Start up of the plant is expected in the third quarter of 2021.
For the same project, Paul Wurth also secured its first order for Stamping Charging Pushing machines in China. This represents a major project for stamping machines technology after the assets of KOCH Industrieanlagen entered Paul Wurth’s cokemaking portfolio in 2018. Paul Wurth will execute the complete engineering of the new 6.73 meter Stamping Charging Pushing machines and supply its stamping systems as part of a key equipment package to Zhangjiagang Changli Machinery Co., Ltd, who is in charge of manufacturing, erection and commissioning of both SCP machines at the new Jumbo coke oven batteries of the final customer, Xinxing Ductile Pipe, in Hebei Province. The challenging timeline foresees a first pushing of coke by end of August 2021.