Construction works of this by-product coke plant situated in Norilsk started in 1947, and by the end of 1948 the plant was put into operation.
Here they produced coke.
What’s left after a coke-oven battery.
The plant was the first by-product coke plant in the Soviet Union to work with non-ferrous metallurgy.
Traditionally, the plant consisted of all kinds of towers and passages.
The coke-oven battery.
This is where they would put coal into to heat it to 800 degrees Celsius.
The smelting rate in water-jacket furnaces was doubled…
While coke consumption almost halved.