Our Lake Charles plant has an interesting history. The site was originally the Pak Tank grain terminal before becoming a cement plant. In the late 1970s it was converted to a coke calciner by Gulf Oil.
Lake Charles has a unique pyroscrubber design compared to the others in the Rain CII family. It features two vertical, cylindrical combustion chambers that are referred to internally as the combusticlones.
- Commissioned in 1979 by Gulf Oil Corporation.
- Located in Calcasieu Parish on Calcasieu ship channel in Louisiana.
- Product targeted for aluminum smelter anode applications, titanium dioxide applications, and other specialty applications.
- Two rotary kilns with a combined capacity of 400,000 tons.
- Green coke storage for 60,000 tons of raw material.
- Receives raw material by barge and truck.
- Provides direct truck, rail, and barge shipments to customers.
- Integrated with deepwater terminal for bulk ocean-going vessel shipments.
- Lake Charles Laboratory located within plant site.
- Energy recovery connected to Entergy power grid.
- Power generation capacity is 36MW.
- Employs ~73 people.