Plant producing coke, coke oven gas, tar, detergents, concrete mix and large building blocks.
Construction of the plant began in 1937. The plant was built to produce not only coke, but also coke gas to add to natural gas supplied to Muscovites. A village was built to house the plant’s employees, which in 1965 became the town of Vidnoye. In 2009, New state-of-the-art equipment was installed in the benzene facility of the plant’s by-product recovery shop. This enabled the plant to radically reduce its emissions of benzene hydrocarbons. Three additional mechanical draft cooling towers were installed, which helped improve primary coke gas cleanup.
06 March 2023 Mechel’s Moskoks production continues despite fire
Russian miner and steel producer Mechel's Moscow Coke and Gas Plant (Moskoks) located in Vidnoye continues to produce coke despite being hit ...
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 1250000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Coke plant
This plant produces the following type of products:
The construction of Moscow coke and chemical plant (Московский коксогазовый завод) in Vidnoe district started in 1938, however the plans were ceased by the 2nd world war.
The very first coke was pushed out on 1st of April 1951.
Since 2006 the coke works are part of Mechel enterprise. With four running batteries the production is focused on metallurgical coke, benzen and coal tar.