SMS group member Paul Wurth announced the signing of a contract with the South-Korean steelmaking group POSCO for the new Coke Oven plant 6 at Pohang steelworks. The contract was officially signed on October 23, 2020 and includes engineering, the supply of refractories and key equipment as well as supervision services to erection and commissioning for two new Coke Oven Batteries and a complete new Coke Oven Gas treatment plant.
Equipped with an under jet heating system, the top charged batteries will feature 48 ovens each with an oven chamber dimension of 7.6 meters height and 20 meters length. The batteries are designed to reach a total annual production of 1.5 million tonnes of coke, while the Coke Oven Gas treatment and by-products plant is designed to treat a coke oven gas flow of 100,000 normal cubic meters per hour.
A particular focus is given to the environmental aspect thanks to in-house developed products such as Paul Wurth’s SOPRECO system, Single Oven Pressure Control, for emission control and COKEXpert level-2 automation system for coke oven plants. All these features will enable the customer to meet the highest standards in terms of coke productivity and quality, emission control, energy consumption, user friendliness and plant safety.
The start-up of the new Coke Oven Plant is expected in 2023.