Coke Oven Battery No 5 at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited’s Vizag Steel Plant was commissioned with the first coke pushing done by RINL CMD Mr PK Rath. The battery could be first charged with coking coal on 21st December 2020 and all the 67 ovens were charged within 24 hours which. The first pushing was completed on 22nd December 2020, marking commissioning of Coke Oven Battery No 5.
Coke Oven Battery No 5 project was envisaged with a total cost of about INR 2500 crores. Principal consultant for the project is MECON and the principal contractors are BEC consortium and TATA Projects Limited.
The Coke Oven Battery No 5 is constructed along with the existing batteries with a production capacity of 0.840 million tonnes of Blast Furnace grade Coke per year. The Coke Oven Battery No 5 is similar to the existing ones, 7 metre tall and 67 Ovens each and a By-product recovery Top charge type battery. The Coke Oven Batter 5 will generate 14 MW of power through waste heat recovery project also. RINL is presently having four coke oven batteries producing 2.48 million tonnes of BF grade coke.