Lake Charles, LA Calciner


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.

Rain CII's network of six calcining facilities across the United States provides for greater flexibility in our continual efforts to meet our customers’ needs. Each plant has an established track record and each is strategically placed to take best advantage of local resources. Our operations provide for direct shipment to terminals with customized CPC blending capabilities.