ArcelorMittal Poland (AMP) announced that it will invest PLN 165 million ($38.5 million) in the modernization of its coke plant in Zdzeszowice.
The modernization will include the installation of three flue gas denitrification units for the cogeneration plant, which will significantly reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. Using coke gas, the CHP plant provides heat to more than 7,000 consumers. In addition, a coke gas balancing tank renovation project will be initiated on the coke plant site.
AMP CEO Frederick Van De Velde said the company has reduced CO2 emissions by 50% over the past ten years at its coke plant in Zdzeszowice.
AMP plans to complete all modernization projects at the facility within three years. On the other hand, ArcelorMittal Poland will shut down the plant's No. 2 blast furnace in Dąbrowa Górnicza for maintenance, and more than PLN 720 million ($167 million) will be allocated to the three-month capital modernization of the unit.