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.
Staff and wages
* per worker before taxes
Charts and tables
Production results, thousand tons
Indicative sales structure by products in 2018
Indicative sales structure by markets in 2018
* structure of sales volumes, metric tons
Financial performance, $ million
|Net income margin||-2.7%||-12.5%||3.4%||6.9%||11.5%||3.3%||-0.3%|
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.
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.
Avdiyivka Coke Plant invested UAH 24 million in automation of its railway transport management system.
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.
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