Industrial

Complex Wharf Construction Near Operating Facility

Kokosing Industrial safely delivered a new coke wharf system within an operating coke facility.

INSIDE THE PROJECT

This project included the construction of a coke wharf and tunnel, settling basin, quench tower, conveyors and equipment erection, screening plant upgrades and associated pipe and electrical upgrades by Kokosing Industrial and our affiliate company, McGraw Kokosing. All of these improvements were constructed to accommodate the 100 coke ovens built for Phase II of the Haverhill project. Deep structure construction took place adjacent to operating coke ovens within the operating 200-oven facility.

WHY IT MATTERS

One of the unique challenges of this project was working within the operating plant and coordinating construction with the plant’s operations staff to minimize disruption to operations. After a few months of operating Phase I and II, the decision was made to add a second wharf. The wharf needed to be constructed immediately and was designed adjacent to the trackwork and operating equipment. Once the ovens are heated, they are unable to be taken offline, so work had to proceed within the plant operations.