Nippon Steel to Improve Coke Making Efficiency with New No.5 Oven

Nippon Steel’s Nagoya works is constructing new No.5 coke oven with state of the art technology for around 60 billion yen. The works starts the operation in March 2013. The works secures 1 million tonnes of coke output capacity along with 1.7 times of productivity and environmental friendly operation.

The works has 4 coke ovens. The new oven replaces old No.3 oven. The new oven, which introduces technology from Super Coke Oven for Productivity and Environmental enhancement toward the 21st Century (SCOPE21), can make coke at shorter time or lower energy consumption.

Nagoya works produced 6.24 million tonnes of raw steel in fiscal 2011 ended March 2012 compared with 7 million tonnes of capacity. The production decreased due to major earthquake and Thai flood. The works keeps high level production now to meet strong demand from automakers.