Yingde Gases Officially Commences Coke Oven Gas Added-Value Utilization Project for Lanxin Steel
On May 28, Yingde Gases officially broke ground on a coke-oven value-added project supporting a large coking project for Lanxin Steel Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Lanxin Steel Group) with an annual capacity of 1.2 million tons.
Yingde Gases built two 15,000Nm3/h capacity air separation units for Lanxin Steel Group in 2015 to meet the Lanxin Steel's demand for various gases including oxygen, nitrogen and argon. Since its establishment in 2001, Lanxin Steel Group has fully realized an ecosystem linking all phases of production: sintering, ironmaking, steelmaking, steel rolling, oxygen generation, gas-fired power generation, the comprehensive utilization of furnace slag, dust emissions control, waste treatment, and recycling. Lanxin Steel Group possesses the technology and production capabilities to support an annual capacity of 3.2 million tons of high-strength seismic rebar.
Taking advantage of the overall capabilities in investment, construction and operations, Yingde Gases is now carrying out a coke oven gas high added-value utilization project for Lanxin Steel Group, proactively closing the loop from steel to coke, and from chemical to hydrogen in the production and added-value chain, realizing clean low-carbon development and diversity in the utilization of coal. This project has brought the two parties to a new level of trust and cooperation. Yingde Gases also plans to bring its wealth of resources into play to optimize and expand the business ecosystem, both at the economic and industrial level, thereby increasing competitiveness and the ability to achieve sustainable development.
Fang Shiwen, CEO of Yingde Gases expressed: "Yingde Gases is constantly exploring the potential of gases. By taking the lead in green industry and putting low-carbon first, we have been able to speed up construction of an all-in-one production chain comprising steel, coke, chemical and hydrogen processes, creating a paradigm for the merging of steelmaking and coking, and the fusion of steel and chemical industries. We are confident that the implementation of the coke-oven gas added value project will be highly modernized, resource efficient, and eco-friendly."