Visakhapatnam: RINL CMD PK Rath launched multi-project commissioning activities of new Coke Oven Battery–5 project complex i.e heating up of Battery-5 on Wednesday. He inaugurated the pumping operations from KBR2, retail outlet at Peda Gantyada and commissioning of LPG 2 plant in the presence of directors and senior officials.Addressing the gathering, Rath congratulated the team involved in battery project and emphasised the importance of commissioning of battery as per schedule and exhorted them to achieve the same with strict adherence to safety standards. He requested them to show team spirit and commitment to complete COB-5 project as well. Later, he lauded the efforts made by those involved for pumping operations from Kaniti Balancing Reservoir 2 (KBR2). The battery charging will be taken after attaining required temperature, which will take about three months. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The COB-5 was constructed along with the existing batteries at an estimated cost of Rs 2,500 crore with a production capacity of 8.40 lakh tonnes of blast furnace grade coke per year, one of the key raw materials for hot metal production. Kaniti Balancing Reservoir-2 has been built to provide additional water storage facility to cater to the enhanced levels of production. It is built by L&T under the consultancy of WAPCOS. The capacity of the reservoir is about 12.32 million cubic meters (0.5 TMC) and built at the cost of Rs 465.85 crore. There are four pumps and capacity of each pump is 4,500 cubic meter per hour. With this, the reservoir water storage capacity has increased to 65 days at 7.3 Mtpa liquid steel production level.