ArcelorMittal Poland Branch in Zdzieszowice , formerly Zakłady Koksownicze "Zdzieszowice" Sp. z o. o. - , the largest coke producer in Poland, producing over 4 million tons of coke (40% of the national share). In addition to fuel and metallurgical coke, the plant also produces coke oven gas , benzol , tar and liquid sulfur. Most of the coke is exported.
ArcelorMittal Poland is implementing investments worth PLN 165 million in the coking plant in Zdzieszowice
ArcelorMittal Poland is implementing investments worth PLN 165 million at the coking plant in Zdzieszowice, the company announced. As part of the investment, a new chimney was built, to which a duct discharging fumes from boiler no. 3 was connected, the installation of ducts for the other two boilers is nearing completion.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 4000000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Coke plant
This plant produces the following type of products:
Currently the largest European coke plant Zdzieszowice (Deschowitz) was founded by “Gräflich Schaffgottsche Werke” in 1930. First two batteries were built by couple of German architects Schupp & Kremmer, designers of famous Zollverein complex. Further expansion was made during 1962 – 1968, coking batteries no. 3 – 6 were constructed by Russian manufacture this time.
In 1972 new coking line was built one kilometer southern from the old one. This time polish company constructed the batteries no. 7 – 10. Meanwhile the last grand expansion was done during 2006 – 2008 when polish company Zarmen built brand new batteries no.11 and 12. Soon after the outdated batterries no. 1 and 2 were shutdown for good followed by no.9 and 10.
Despite of that the annual production of metallurgical and domestic coke is close to 4 mil tonnes.