7 A Big Plant For Big Details

A Big Plant For Big Details

Posted on May 12, 2011 by team


There is a metal plant in Saint-Petersburg that produces details for hydropower and nuclear power stations. That is why its machine tools are simply huge with the size of a small house, as are the parts they make.

The plant occupies the enormous territory with endless workshops.

The generator cover of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hyrdopower plant.

A rotor.

Just compare sizes of the worker and the detail.

A worker sets a machine for drilling of turbine details.

Parts of a steam turbine.

The turbine rotor for the Sayano-Shushenskaya plant.

A turbine detail brought for repairing.

The electrified platform for details transportation.

Universal launching slipways allow to assemble turbines of different sizes.

Treatment with cold or hot steam is also possible.

Everything is so big!

And in some way beautiful.

The turbine workshop.

Blades of a piloting aggregate.

And a small part of its rotor.

Location: Saint-Petersburg
via russos

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7 Responses to “A Big Plant For Big Details”

  1. asssaa says:

    So good

  2. intrigued says:

    It is one thing to build these huge pieces of equipment in giant manufacturing plants.

    But how do they transport the products to their destination?

  3. DaveWeek says:

    Mechanical and civil engineering is truly beautiful.

  4. marxistworker says:

    The Industrial Revolution lives (forever)!

  5. opticalsound says:

    Hmm. I’m gonna need to get a bigger toolbox in this shop.

  6. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    Chicks in the last pic are the Boss Man’s in-laws.

  7. Jon says:

    I love all the series about metal manufacturing since I did this for most of my life. Thanks and keep up the good work.

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