Thyssenkrupp’s Industrial Solutions business will supply ArcelorMittal with a new coke battery at its Tubarão steel plant, located in the Espirito Santo state in southeastern Brazil. The new coke battery will replace an existing one and will ensure the production of 600kt/yr of coke.

Paulo Alvarenga, CEO of thyssenkrupp South America, commented: “This order is a further important milestone in the close and longstanding partnership with our customer ArcelorMittal. We have been working together in (sic) various projects for more than 15 years and are happy to again contribute our experience gained in building hundreds of coking plants worldwide. Just like our customer, we thereby attach particular importance to environmental protection. To reduce coke oven emissions to a minimum, we will integrate the latest environmental technologies into the new system.”

Thyssenkrupp 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 designed by thyssenkrupp in the early 1980s. Construction will start in mid-2019, and at the peak of construction will create 700 jobs.

According to Thyssenkrupp, the new battery will help reduce the environmental impact of the plant and will be operationally compatible with the plant’s existing batteries. “The latest generation of the EnviBAT pressure regulation system and an advanced heating system will ensure a high quality of coke and significantly reduced emissions,” said Thyssenkrupp.

The project is part of ArcelorMittal's new environmental investment plan in Brazil.