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Steel, power projects costing $115m inaugurated in central Iran
4/25/2013 8:48:12 AM
The coke production plant, which is said to be the largest of its kind in the Middle East, will have an annual production capacity of 900,000 tons, the Fars News Agency reported.
 
Each of the power stations has the generation capacity of 110 megawatts.
 
The projects will create about 540 direct jobs and more than 12,000 indirect jobs. The coke production project will save around €300 million annually.
 
Coke is a fuel with few impurities and high carbon content, usually made from coal. It is a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals.