Have you ever seen how vessels and ships are taken down to water by means of a special construction named a boat lift? The work of one of them is presented below in the pictures.
This boat lift constructed in Russia in 1976 operates on the Yenisey river at the power station in Krasnoyarsk. It is located at the place where the dam of the power station which is over 100 meters high reaches the left bank of the Yenisey river.
The boat consists of an outer harbour, inferior access channel, steering circle and is represented by a platform that moves along the rails.
Movement is realized by means of electric motive power.
In 2011 it is planned to launch the second reconstruction stage of the Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam and install 10 new hydraulic units.
On June 17 the first batch of hydraulic units for the aggregates was shipped in Saint-Petersburg.
The load was taken to the Yenisey and put on the boat lift.
Construction of the boat lift was started in 1963. Its aim was to restore navigation on the Yenisey river that had been stopped due to building of the Krasnoyarsk power station.
An official launch of the boat occurred in 1982. The platform goes beyond the water level and puts load on water surface.
It costs 4000 USD to carry load by the boat.
As soon as the vessel reaches water, the boat lift gets closed.
The platform starts its upward movement.
The view from beneath.
The vessel with equipment needed for the dam construction has reached the water successfully. From here it will be taken to the Mainskaya power station and loaded onto special transport which in its turn will take the aggregates to the Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam.