VISA SunCoke Limited, a joint venture company between VISA Steel Limited and SunCoke Energy, USA, is operating a 400,000 MT per annum heat recovery coke plant and associated steam generation units at Kalinganagar in Odisha. VISA Steel is holding 51% stake and SunCoke Energy is holding 49% stake in VISA SunCoke.
SunCoke Energy, Inc. is the largest independent producer of metallurgical coke in the Americas, with 50 years of experience in supplying coke to the integrated steel industry. SunCoke Energy is recognized as a leading provider of heat recovery coke making technology that meets or exceeds applicable environmental standards.
The plant is equipped with 8 Batteries of 11 Ovens each and is ideally located near the deep-draft Paradip and Dhamra Ports allowing import of Australian Coking Coal in panamax vessels.
This Coke plant is equipped with highly advanced Chinese technology with Stamp Charging facility. This technology is best suited for getting uniform granulometry in the coke with consistent physical and thermal properties in the finished product which is extremely important for the end consumers for better operation of their blast furnaces / sub-merged arc furnaces / foundries.
This advanced technology also provides for heat recovery from flue gases for generation of Clean Power. Under full capacity utilisation this plant will generate steam for about 25 MW of power generation during the Coking process.
About 35% of the production is allocated for VISA Steel’s consumption at the Blast Furnace located inside the same complex, and balance quantity is sold to various consumers for use in their Blast Furnaces, Foundries and Ferro Alloy units.
The superior quality Coke produced by VISA SunCoke Limited results in lower coke rate and higher productivity in the Blast Furnace. The Coke produced is of consistent quality having better CSR and CRI characteristics.