Uhde GmBh has been awarded contract in china for the two new coke oven batteries to expand the annual coke production capacity at its size in Maanshan (Anhui Province) , by 2 million tones to approxiamtely 4.7 million tonnes of blast furnace coke. The contract is worth about Euro 20 million in total for Udhe GmBh. The first coke oven battery is due to come in November 2006, followed by the second in Feb 2007. Uhdes scope of sevices includes the entire basic engineering, supply of special equipment and supervision of the erection and commissioning activities. Uhde will carry out the detail engineering in conjunction with its Chinese partner Anshan Coking and Refractory Engineering Consulting Corporation (ACRE). In order to meet Chinese environmental standards, Uhde was also commissioned by the customer to engineer a coke oven gas desulphurisation plant with an integrated sulphur recovery unit. Uhde will use its proprietery Vacasulf and Monoclaus processes, which are characterised by a high degree of desulphurisation and relatively low investment and operating costs and high purity of the sulphur recovered.