Ust-Ilimsk Hydropower Plant is one of the largest hydropower plants in Russia and the 14th most powerful hydropower plant of the world. This plant symbolizes the courage and hard work of the Soviet people. The highest tempo of construction fell on a period lasted since 1963 till 1980. The first thing that was built, was a builders' tent. These are some photos taken in the local history museum. In the picture: 'If you are a Komsomol member, prove it with your deeds!' '' 'Registration in the Book of Honor' certificate. Komsomol Certificate. Poster calling for a speeded-up tempo of work. Let's go back to the hydropower plant. Its average annual power production is 21
billion kw/h. The dam has a hight of 100 meters. Some part of the electricity it produces goes to the wood-chemical and aluminium production factories of the region. It has no navigation passes. The road to the power plant is a favorite place of school-leavers. These are views of the old city. This is a bridge which connects the two parts of Ust-Ilimsk. In the distance you can see another enterprise built in the time of the soviet Union. It is a timber-processing complex. t Location: Ust-Ilimsk via gavailer
Production Commercial Firm 'Stark', Ltd extracts sand which is used in metallurgy, glass-making, and dry building mix production. At first, it was able to produce metallurgy sand only, so the company depended on the demand for metal a lot. That is why they had designed and applied new unique techniques of sand concentration (by washing the sand, they reduced the ammount of clay and other admixtures in it), which resulted in expansion of the range of goods. Today PCF 'Stark', Ltd produces sand of the following kinds: ОВС-020-В, ВС-030-В, ВС-040-1, ВС-050-1, С-070-1, PK-020-З, PK-030-З,
PK-040-З, PK-050-З, PK-070-З. The company's success may partially be explained by the machinery it has. During the 90s, when all that businessmen cared about was their well-lined pockets, the management of the company invested all the money into the development of the production, which now is a competitive high-tech enterprise with over 200 emloyees. It is also the biggest taxpayer of the Shevchenkovsky Area of Kharkivs'ka Oblast' which as a matter of fact forms its budget. The sand pit you see in the picture, has an area of 270 000 square meters.