2019 Event Agenda

See what was presented and discussed at the 2019 Eurocoke Summit.

Site Visit

SITE VISIT TOUR - THE TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN FACILITIES IN AMSTERDAM - TUESDAY 2 APRIL 2019

  1. A site visit tour - The Tata Steel Ijmuiden facilities in Amsterdam

    08:30 – 09:00 Pick-Up from the Novotel Amsterdam Hotel
    09:00-09:30 Start with coffee at Dudok Huis (Tata main building)
    09:30 – 10:15 Tata film and site tour past Coke Plants, visit to continues caster, HIsarna
    11:30 12:00 Coffee at Dudok
    12:00 – 12:30 Return to the Novotel Amsterdam Hotel

Pre-conference workshop

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – TUESDAY 2 APRIL 2019

  1. Part 1: “Blending for Coke-Making and PCI: An Alternative for Diversification”

    Jorge Caldeira | Consultant of Coalbiz, Brazil

    • From Coal to Coke: Coal Formation, rank and mechanisms of carbonization
    • Characterization (testing) of Coal and Coke
    • Blending Philosophies
    • The Role of Coke in the Blast Furnace and PCI
  2. Mid-afternoon Refreshments

  3. Part 2: “Different refractory materials, wall pressure and bracing system”

    Ingomar Köhler | Consultant of PROCOMCO, Germany

    • From concrete structure and pinion walls, refractory block and design, oven doors and u-gas piping, through reversing of the heating system and raw gas system

Day 1

Day 1 - WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL 2019

  1. Registration and Morning Refreshments

  2. Chair’s Opening Remarks

Session 1 - GLOBAL & LOCAL VIEWS OF THE COAL, COKE AND STEEL INDUSTRIES

  1. Opening Keynote Address: Technology Developments for a Low CO2 Steel Industry

    Johan Van Boggelen | Technology Manager HIsarna Pilot Plant of Tata Steel IJmuiden

  2. Metallurgical Coal Market Drivers and Status

    Jim Truman | Director - Global Metallurgical Coal Markets of Wood Mackenzie, USA

    • Impact of China winter environmental policies on coal demand
    • Issues with infrastructure on coal transport
    • Shifting trade patterns due to steel tariffs
    • Global outlook for coal demand and price trends
  3. An Update of the Canadian Metallurgical Coal Industry

    Kobie Koornhof | Coal Marketing and Quality Consultant of Kobie Koornhof Association Inc.

    • The role of major producers - tonnages, costs and issues
    • New projects - will they come to fruition?
    • Metcoal quality going forward
    • Impacts on the global and local markets
  4. Networking Break

  5. An Update on US Coking Coal Industry Status

    Frederick Cushmore | Vice President International Market of Corsa Coal

  6. Impact of environmental restrictions in China on Seaborne metallurgical coal trade

    Jason Fannin | Senior Vice President of Contura Energy

    • Effects on coke production, pricing & import/export
    • Shifting balance between iron and steel production (BF v EAF usage)
  7. Demand Growth in India and South East Asia: How will it impact the global Demand profile for Met Coal?

    Christopher Urzaa | Coal Marketing Manager of Jellinbah Group, Australia

    • Bankruptcy Outcomes for the Indian Steel Mills
    • Met Coal Demand Growth in India
    • Met Coal Demand Growth in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
  8. Networking Lunch

Session 2 - PLANT OPERATIONS, MATERIALS & NEW TECHNOLOGIES

  1. A Case Study: Blending Philosophy at Ternium to Reduce the Cost of Hot Metal

        This co-presentation will be featured by: 

    • Ana Patricia Jaccard, Senior Coal and Cokemaking Specialist, Sant Cruz plant, Ternium, Brazil
    • Andrés Jorge Aused, Senior Coal & Cokemaking Specialit, Siderar Plant, Ternium, Argentina
  2. Smart Solutions for Coke Machines

    Mathias Hoffmann | Assistant Vice-President, Head of Coke Oven Machines of Paul Wurth

    • How deep the solutions developed by Paul Wurth can transform the daily work, from maintenance to process management, by properly processing the available data
    • The age of digitization and industry 4.0 solutions for the modern coke making machines
  3. Effects of Mineral Type and Size on Coke Quality

    Qun Zhang | Sr. Research Engineer of Teck Metal Ltd

  4. Networking Break

  5. Coke Oven Diagnosis and Life Prolongation in POSCO

    WeonHui Lee | Senior Researcher, Ironmaking Research Group of POSCO

    • Evaluation and visualization of carbonization chamber damage by 3-D scanning investigation
    • Entire coke oven structure deformation assessment by measuring oven expansion rate
    • Reduction of coking pressure in large size coke oven(7.63m height) to prevent crack generation from excess pressure  
  6. Feasibility and Impact of Introducing Manless Coke Oven Machines

    Oana Niculita | Head of Sales and Marketing of JOHN M HENDERSON

    • The Human aspect of Cokemaking: Health and operational hazards, challenges, risks and concerns
    • Manless Automation: Requirements and pre-requisites for implementing manless operation
    • Case studies: Implementation of Manless Automation Projects on coke batteries in different parts of the world
    • Evaluation of the impact of manless automation on areas like: Manpower, production and productivity, energy savings and environmental effects

Session 3 - RESEARCH, INNOVATION & QUALITY CONTROL

  1. The Future of Coal-Related Research in the EU in the Light of EU 2050 Policy Objectives

    Brian Ricketts | Secretary-General of EURACOAL aisbl (European Association for Coal and Lignite)

  2. Improving Environmental Performance across the Coal Value Chain: The Importance of a Responsible Coal Supply Chain

    Anne-Claire Howard | Executive Director of Bettercoal

    • Decarbonisation and focus on CO2 emission
    • Dangers linked to focusing on ending use of coal and end of coal-related financing
    • Importance of due diligence and responsible sourcing (OECD Guidelines, French Loi de Vigilance, UN Business Principles) and increasing requirements to demonstrate scrutiny on coal value chain
    • Improving the environmental performance across the coal value chain
    • Experience and conclusions following the assessment of over 20 coal mining companies across the globe including Poland / Indonesia / South Africa
  3. Chair’s Closing Remarks

    Jan Soonius | Managing Director of HeatTeQ, The Netherlands

  4. Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by Xcoal

Day 2

DAY 2 - THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2019

  1. Registration and Morning Refreshments

  2. Chair’s Opening Remarks

  3. A Keynote Address

    Jack Porco | President & Chief Commercial Officer of XCoal Energy & Resources, USA

Session 5 - HOLISTIC APPROACH: TRADE ACTIONS, DEMANDS & LOGISTICS

  1. Panel discussion: Logistics Issues to the Seaborne Coal Market

    Panel discussion: Logistics Issues to the Seaborne Coal Market

    This session will feature a short presentation per each panellist followed by a Q&A.

    Moderator: Dr. Neil J. Bristow, Principal/Managing Consultant, H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

    Panellists include;

    • Jason Fannin, Senior Vice-President, Contura Energy Inc., USA
    • Mark Bolton, General Manager Marketing, Jellinbah Group, Australia
    • Marcio H. Silva, Manager Procurement of Solid Fuels, Gerdau Steel, Brazil 
  2. The Influence of CO2 Prices for Coke Production Profitability

    Aleksander Sobolewski | Director of Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland

  3. Networking Break

Session 6 - MARKET OVERVIEW & NEW DEVELOPMENTS FROM INDIA

  1. Novel Plant Operations and Planning from JSw

    Ravikumar.S | VP-Coke Ovens of JSW Steel Limited, Dolvi Works

    • General description of coke plant in JSW Dolvi/JSw group
    • Coal, coke, and steel planning in JSw/ Dolvi/Group as a whole  
    • Dissemination on the recently commissioned 6.25 Mtr tall Stamp Charged batteries
  2. Title to be confirmed

Session 7 - WHAT IS IN THE PIPELINE?

  1. Title to be confirmed

    Further details are coming soon..

  2. Networking Lunch

  3. Colombia: The Silent Coke Supplier

    Juan Manuel Sanchez Vergara | CEO of C.I. Carbocoque S/A, Colombia

  4. Challenges to 2030 – will there still be a need for coke in 2030?

    Dr. Neil J. Bristow | Principal/Managing Consultant of H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

    • Steelmaking in the next 10 years, will the EAF takeover?
    • Scrap – the coke killer?
    • Where will coke’s raw materials come from: coking coal to 2030
    • China and India in 2030 – a coking coal and coke vision
    • A world view of 2030, China, India and Africa?
  5. Panel discussion: Impact of Tariffs and Pricing on Market Fundamentals

    This session will feature a short presentation per each panellist followed by a Q&A

    Panellists include;

    • Jordan Permain, Analyst, CRU, USA
    • Charles Dayton, Vice-President of Market Analytics, Doyle Trading Consultants, Canada
    • Ellie Saklatvala, European Editor, Ferrous Markets, Argus Media, UK 
  6. Wrap-up Panel with Members of the Advisory Commette

    Panellist: Advisery Board members

    Moderator: Dr. Neil J. Bristow, Principal/Managing Consultant, H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

    • Ingomar Koehler, Consultant, PROCOMCO, Germany
    • Aleksander Sobolewski, Director, Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland
    • Jorge Caldeira, Manager Technical Marketing, Jellinbah Group, Brazil
    • Oana Niculita, Head of Sales and Marketing, John Henderson Machines Ltd.,UK
    • Jim Truman, Principal Analyst Metallurgical Coal - Coal Markets Research, Wood Mackenzie, USA
    • Jan Soonius, Managing Director, HeatTeQ, Netherlands
  7. Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Eurocoke Summit 2019