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Thyssen Krupp Awarded EPC Contract for Coke Oven Battery at Brazilian Steel Mill

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Thyssen Krupp through its Industrial Solutions business area has recently won a contract from Arcelor Mittal to supply a new coke battery for the Tubarão steel plant.
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Thyssen Krupp through its Industrial Solutions business area has recently won a contract from Arcelor Mittal to supply a new coke battery for the Tubarão steel plant. (Source: Arcelor Mittal Bremen)

Thyssen Krupp through has recently won a contract from Arcelor Mittal to supply a new coke battery for the Tubarão steel plant, located in the Espirito Santo state in southeastern Brazil. The new coke battery will replace an existing one thus ensuring the production of 600,000 tons of coke per year.

Essen/Germany — Paulo Alvarenga, CEO of Thyssen Krupp South America, explained that this order was a further important milestone in the close and longstanding partnership with the customer, who attaches particular importance to environmental protection. To reduce coke oven emissions to a minimum, the latest environmental technologies are to be integrated into the new system.

The German group will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the entire coke battery containing 49 coke ovens in total. It will replace one of the three original batteries of the coking plant which were also designed by the company in the early 1980s. The construction is expected to start in mid-2019. During the peak of the works, more than 700 jobs will be created.

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The new battery is to help reduce the environmental impact of the plant while at the same time being operationally compatible with the existing batteries. The latest generation of the Envibat pressure regulation system and an advanced heating system ensure a high quality of coke and significantly reduced emissions, the company claims. The project is part of Arcelor Mittal's new environmental investment plan in Brazil.

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