Victoria is an enterprise of coal-coke line of business, traditional industry for that region, thanks to it the town came into being and developed obtaining the significance not only within a scale of region but in Europe as well. At the moment Wałbrzyskie Zakłady Koksownicze „Victoria” S.A. in Wałbrzych is a global leader in production of the special foundry coke with granulation > 100 mm.
The Victoria Koksownia belongs to the oldest coke-chemical plants in the country. The plant has 5 coke batteries of type Vi-75, and in December 2017 the most modern 6 battery was launched in Europe.
"Victoria" is a major manufacturer of Foundry Coke Special in Europe-BILSA 1 S with granulate + 100 mm.
Since March 2018, the total annual production was in the year. 600 k Tonnes.
Victoria is a solid and reliable business partner
Interview with Wojciech Maj, President of the Management Board of Wałbrzych Zakłady Koksownicze Victoria
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 600000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Coke plant
This plant produces the following type of products:
The first attemps of coke making in Walbrzych area are dating back to 1776. From the initiative of duke Heller four Otto-type coke plants were in operation by 1793 already.
In 1912 new coke plant was built on the grounds of Victoria coal mine (founded in 1892), later rebuilt and modernized completely in 1943 by Germans.
In the beginning of 90´s the downturn of local coal mining has begun and one pit after another was shutdown for good. The same destiny met the other three coke plants „Bolesław Chrobry”, „Biały Kamień” a „Mieszko”. Coke plant “Victoria”, newly formed as Wałbrzyskie Zakłady Koksownicze „Victoria” in 1999 and integrated within Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. mining company is still active as the western-most coke making facility in Lower Silesia.
With 5 batteries the annual production reaches 500 mio tonnes of coke, mostly the special foundry one.