Avdiyivka Coke Plant

Avdiyivka Coke Plant is the largest coke plant in Europe. It purchases coal from Ukrainian, U.S. and Russian producers in approximately equal proportions. Part of raw materials is supplied as run-of-mine coal, enriched at the plant. The capacity of the company’s beneficiation plant is 6.4 million tons of run-of-mine coal. Coke is produced on dry-quenching equipment. Avdiyivka Coke Plant is a part of Metinvest Holding.

Location: Avdiyivka, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine
Shareholders: Metinvest Holding
Markets: Ukraine
Products: Furnace coke

Production capacity

Coke production 9 coke batteries, 6,800 thousand tons

Staff and wages

Number of employees 3558
Average wage* UAH 222,000 per annum

* per worker before taxes

Charts and tables

Production results, thousand tons

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2012 4312 kt2012
2013 3656 kt2013
2014 2543 kt2014
2015 2154 kt2015
2016 2641 kt2016
2017 2971 kt2017
2018 3615 kt2018
2019 3199 kt2019

Indicative sales structure by products in 2018

Indicative sales structure by markets in 2018

* structure of sales volumes, metric tons

Financial performance, $ million

 2013201420152016201720182019
Sales 916.8 532.0 421.5 460.3 936.11158.1935
EBITDA46.5 -56.738.2 59.3 150.0135.934
EBITDA margin 5.1% -10.6% 9.1% 12.9% 16.0%11.7%3.6%
Net income -24.4 -66.614.331.6107.238.0-3.2
Net income margin -2.7% -12.5%3.4%6.9%11.5%3.3%-0.3%
CAPEX 13.7 7.0 4.6 9.3 9.311.918

Key facts

2020

Avdiyivka Coke Plant planned repairs of the coke oven batteries No. 5, 6, 7 and 8. During repair works, 70 coke chambers will be updated, which will increase blast furnace coke production by 1 thousand tons per day. ₴280 million will be spent for the project.

Avdiyivka Coke Plant is to invest over ₴10 million in the construction of a new cooling tower. It is designed to replace the cooling tower No. 10, decommissioned due to damages during shelling in 2015. The new equipment will decrease the need for fresh water recharge, improve coke oven gas cleaning and reduce air emissions.

2019

Avdiyivka Coke Plant put a modern cooling tower into operation. The tower cools technical water, which is used for benzene production. Investment in the project amounted to UAH 25 million.

Avdiyivka Coke Plant built nitrogen station for avoiding emissions of coal tar products. It allows reducing emissions and increasing production of chemical products. Investment in the project is equal to UAH 4 million.

Avdiyivka Coke Plant put into operation a tube-type furnace for resin heating. This will reduce emissions from resin heating by 90%. Investment in the project amounted to UAH 51 million.

2018

Avdiyivka Coke Plant invested UAH 24 million in automation of its railway transport management system.

2017

Avdiyivka Coke Plant has put the coke oven battery No. 8 into operation. The battery was temporarily shut down/frozen in 2014 as a result of power outages. Due to technical interruptions and temperature drops, the blast-furnace masonry of 15 out of 65 furnaces was destroyed. In 2017, the company invested UAH 4 million in reconstruction of 4 blast furnaces.

In May 2017

Avdiyivka Coke Plant was connected to alternative new high-voltage power lines, which made it possible to put all divisions of the company into operation.

2014-2016

Avdiyivka Coke Plant is located in close proximity to the demarcation line. During the period of active hostilities in 2014–2016, the company was shelled more than 300 times, leaving 10 workers killed. Avdiyivka Coke Plant was repeatedly shut down because of problems with electricity supply.

Sources: websites of the companies, media outlets