Heavy Industrial

Power to Perform

Kokosing, Inc. ranked 24th in ENR’s 2019 Top 50 Domestic Heavy Contractors list.

inside the project

Harnessing its vast experience in coke and cogeneration plant construction, Kokosing Industrial was selected to provide Design-Build services for a 100-coke oven facility along with five Heat Recovery Steam Generators, a 67-MW steam-driven power plant, pollution control facilities and coal and coke handling systems on a greenfield site. In addition to completing the site work and utility designs, Kokosing Industrial and its affiliates self-performed approximately 1,900,000 of the project’s 2,100,000 total manhours. Self-perform services included earthwork, underground piping, concrete, refractory brick, conveyors, mechanical piping and electrical cabling.  The plant supplies AK Steel Middletown Works with 600,000 tons per year of metallurgical coke and electrical power.

why it matters

The project was fast-tracked with much of the design released at the same time as construction. Compounding the unique needs of a Design-Build project, significant design changes were implemented mid way through construction. Meeting the Owner’s aggressive schedule required significant resources. Kokosing reached peak manpower with 884 employees and a weekly payroll expenditure of over $1,900,000. Kokosing delivered a successful project through innovation in our construction and management processes. This project won the prestigious AGC National Build America award for the best industrial project in the country.


Our decision to negotiate this contract and others with Kokosing was based upon Kokosing’s past performance, and ability to meet our expectations.

Private Industrial Client