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Its main task is to ensure the stable operation of the enterprise and reduce the environmental impact

Zaporozhkoks, one of the largest coke producers in Ukraine, has completed the next stage of overhaul of coke oven battery No. 2. This is stated in a press release on the company’s Facebook page.

The main goal of the work is to ensure stable operation of the enterprise and reduce the environmental impact.

«Zaporizhvognetryv’s specialists have overhauled three coking chambers, re-laid the entire length of the walls, replaced reinforcement elements, armor and anchor columns on the furnaces, gas supply and gas discharge valves,» the statement said.

The updated chambers have already been put into operation.

Since the beginning of 2022, Zaporozhkoks has allocated more than UAH 276 million for the capital upgrade of the coke shop’s furnace stock. In 2024, the company will continue to implement the overhaul program, in particular, coke oven battery No. 2 with an investment of UAH 60 million.

As GMK Center reported earlier, Zaporozhkoks increased its blast furnace coke production by 16% or 119.4 thousand tons in 2023 to 856.8 thousand tons.

At the same time, in 2022, the company reduced blast furnace coke production by 11.9% compared to 2021, to 737.4 thousand tons. Production decreased as a result of the plant’s shutdown on March 1, 2022, due to the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Production was partially resumed on April 1. The company’s products were supplied to Metinvest’s enterprises, including Zaporizhstal.