Uhde awarded €150m

Hyundai Steel has awarded Uhde €150m to build a new coke plant consisting of four coke oven batteries and a large single-train gas treatment unit.


Hyundai Steel has awarded Uhde a contract to build a new coke plant consisting of four coke oven batteries and a large single-train gas treatment unit.



The coke plant, which will be capable of producing 3.2 million metric tons of coke annually, is part of a new integrated steel mill complex being constructed by Hyundai Steel at Dangjin, Chungnam Province, around 100km south west of Seoul.



A consortium consisting of South Korea’s Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction and Uhde will implement the contract.



Uhde’s contract comprises the complete basic engineering, procurement of special equipment and the supervision of erection and commissioning. The Korean partner will perform the detail engineering and procure all local supplies. The total order value amounts to about €250m with Uhde gaining €150m from the deal.



The four coke oven batteries will produce around 8,700 metric tons of coke per day from approximately 11,600 metric tons of coal and will each comprise 60 large-capacity coke ovens with a chamber height of 7.6m. One of the world’s largest gas treatment units – 190,000m3/hour throughput – will be installed at the same location.



According to Uhde, the new coke plant will use large-capacity coke ovens with reduced space requirements, lower operating costs and considerably lower environmental pollution.



The first coke oven battery and the gas treatment unit are scheduled to go on stream in late 2009, and will be followed by the commissioning of the other three coke oven batteries by late 2010.