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September 2018, No. 88


Zarand Coke Making and Tar Refinery Complex

Hamidreza Askari, Managing Director of Zarand Coke Making and Tar Refinery Complex

Zarand Coke Making and Tar Refinery Complex, as the first coke and tar producer was founded thanks to the efforts of Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO) and in line with the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran based on sustainable development. The complex is located km 7 from Zarand-Kerman Road in an area of 100 hectares. The ground was broken for its construction in 1380 (2001/02) and construction operations were launched a year later with the selection of the contractor and the executive consultant. After concluding a contract with CITIC of China operations for the installation of pieces started and finally in the month of Aban (October/November) 1387 (2008) the complex became officially operational. The nominal annual capacity of the complex is 400,000 tons of metallurgical coke. The complex is capable of extracting 19,000 tons of tar resulted from the coke making process and 5,000 tons of raw benzol and 1,100 tons of sulphur from the produced gas. The complex is equipped with four main units of preparing the coal and coke grading, coke making furnace, gas refinery and tar refinery.

 

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