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.
Сoal extracted in Norilsk is hard to coke. It contained 17.75% flue and 26.83% ash which made it necessary to clean coal before coking.
Time and climate are gradually reducing the constructions of the plant to ruins.
They used railways to unload coke.
That mount is called Baryernaya.
A top view.
The roof of the coke-oven battery.
Apparently, these pipes were used to produce kerosine and diesel fuel.
Water or diesel fuel tanks.
Another gloomy tower.
That was all about the plant.
Some views of the plant from the side.