Strategic alliance: thyssenkrupp to support JSW in improving environmental standards and efficiency in coke production
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa (JSW), one of the largest European coke producers based in Poland, have entered into a long-term strategic alliance. Under the technological agreement, thyssenkrupp will support JSW’s strategy to improve the sustainability and efficiency of its coking plants and to enable the production of environmentally friendly by-products. The agreement was signed during the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, on the 12th of December.
Dr. Uwe Boltersdorf, CEO of the business unit Industrial Specialties of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions: “We are very happy to collaborate with JSW and to support them to further develop their coking plant facilities. Due to increasing environmental awareness and regulation, it will become more and more important for coke producers to minimize the impact on their natural environment. Based on our extensive expertise in the coke plant industry, we enable operators to optimize existing plants by applying the latest technologies and integrated operation concepts.”
Combining more than 140 years of experience, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is a market leader in coke plant technologies. The plant engineering and construction specialist has continuously developed solutions to make coke production more efficient and sustainable. These include, for example, technologies for the reduction of emissions like nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx) and aromatic compounds as well as solutions to lower both investment and operating costs. In recent years, thyssenkrupp continued its developments to optimize the cleaning of coke oven gas in order to facilitate the cogeneration of clean by-products such as hydrogen, sulfur derivatives and aromatic hydrocarbons.
As one of the leading European coke producers, JSW is continuously strengthening its environmental efforts. Therefore the company intends to modify its existing assets base in Poland to improve both production efficiency and capacities as well as its environmental footprint. In order to diversify its portfolio, JSW is taking intensive actions to implement technologies for the production of high value by-products such as for the separation of hydrogen from coke-oven gas.
Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will cooperate to apply thyssenkrupp’s technologies and knowledge to the assets of JSW in Poland in order to support the strategic transformation of JSW. The agreement will enable the implementation of pioneer technological solutions that will set new standards in coke plants operated by JSW.