At 10: 28 on May 7, a 2.6 million t/y coke project in Tsingshan Industrial Park, Indonesia, constructed by Nanjing Nangang Iron & Steel United (Nangang) and contracted by Shanghai Electric Guokong Global Engineering (Global Engineering), yielded its first batch of coke after 527 days of construction. It is a major project of Shanghai Electric to follow the national “Dual Circulation” strategy and promote its global strategy. As the first project launched by the Group in the international coke market, it has far-reaching significance for the implementation of the Group’s 14th Five-Year Plan and the development of its overseas businesses.
Since the commencement of the project on November 26, 2020, Global Engineering has been working with the owner and stakeholders to overcome various difficulties and push forward all tasks as scheduled. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia suffered three national lockdowns lasting for nearly 100 days during the construction period, resulting in the impossibility for project personnel to carry out their tasks and deliver materials as planned, posing great challenges for the construction. Workforce supply was also a top priority in addition to material supply. Global Engineering has sent more than 40 managers for the project, most of whom arrived at the construction site at the very beginning and stayed there for more than a year. With the joint efforts of all staff, milestones such as the completion of No.2 coke oven, No.1 chimney and gas pipeline, and commissioning of coal preparation production line were reached smoothly.
At present, the project team and the owner are exerting their best efforts to promote the follow-up work, aiming to set a new record in the construction of overseas coke projects with top-notch engineering standards.