Company News, 2005-09-15, 10:01 AM
Uhde wins follow-up order for a coke plant in China
Uhde GmbH of Dortmund, Germany, has been awarded another contract in China, this time by Masteel International Trade & Economic Corporation for the construction of two new coke oven batteries to expand the annual coke production capacity at its site in Maanshan (Anhui Province), some 300 km west of Shanghai, by two million tonnes to approximately 4.7 million tonnes of blast furnace coke.
Uhde's scope of services includes the entire basic engineering, supply of special equipment and supervision of the erection and commissioning activities. Uhde will carry out the detail engineering in conjunction with its Chinese partner Anshan Coking & Refractory Engineering Consulting Corporation (ACRE).
The contract is worth some € 20 million in total for Uhde GmbH.
Each of the two coke oven batteries will produce some 3,000 tonnes of coke a day from around 4,200 tonnes of coal and comprise 70 large-capacity coke ovens with a chamber height of 7.6 m. The foundations are currently being laid. The first coke oven battery is due to come on-stream in November 2006, followed by the second in February 2007.
In order to meet Chinese environmental standards, Uhde was also commissioned by the customer to engineer a coke oven gas desulphurisation plant with an integrated sulphur recovery unit. Uhde will use its proprietary VACASULF® and MONOCLAUS® processes, which are not only characterised by a high degree of desulphurisation but also comparatively low investment and operating costs and the high purity of the sulphur recovered.