The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

This time we’ll show you Vyksa Metallurgical Plant (VMP) which is located in the city of Vyksa in the Nyzhniy Novgorod Region. Founded in 1757, it is the most powerful pipe and train wheel producer in Russia. The main event of the recent days became the opening of the new ‘Stan-5000’ metallurgical complex (or ‘MKS-5000’).

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Construction of the ‘MKS-5000’ began in 2008 and this fall they put it into operation. They invested over 1.5 billion dollars into the complex and by 2013 they hope to make domestic pipe producers independent of metal sheets supply from abroad.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The metallurgical plant in Vyksa is the main employer for the city’s population (60 thousand people).

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

Most of the city sights are somehow connected with it.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

This is a monument to brothers Batashev, powerful Russian industrialists who played a great role in the country’s industry development and factory construction. However, people say thay they were also savage and bloodthirsty and tell stories about some gibbets, tortured people and animals, mysterious vanishing of their worker and so on and so forth. Who knows if it’s true or not.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

‘Vyksa Metallurgical Plant’.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

VMP produces up to 3 million tons of pipes a year and is the only pipe maker in Russia that produces pipes for underwater pipelines.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

Everyone who enters the plant must wear a hard hat (orange for regular workers, white for the management and specially designed hard hats for visitors of the plant).

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

Preparing for the grand opening.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The ceremony went great. They even showed a video from the International Space Station where Russian flight engineers congratulated those present on the big event.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

Pipes like this were used in the famous Nord Stream gas pipeline construction in the Baltic Sea.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The ceremony consisted of 4 parts: an official part, awarding best workers, a concert and a guided tour around the ‘MKS-5000’.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

This is the first pipe made of the metal sheet made by the ‘MKS-5000’. Wall thickness: 41 mm, withstands pressure of up to 220 atmospheres. No pipe producer in the world can make pipes this strong.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The show’s going on. Officials from different organizations have come to congratulate the plant.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

‘MKS-5000. The Metallurgical Complex Stan-5000. Start. Vyksa. 25 November, 2011’.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

‘MKS-5000’.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

‘MKS-5000. The Metallurgical Complex Stan-5000. Start. Vyksa. 25 November, 2011’.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

At the complex, they use one of the most powerful stands in the world (1200000 kilonewtons!).

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

These rollers move red-hot steel plates for another processing stage.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The complex is equipped with an up-to-date cooling system which allows to chill 1000-degrees hot steel without changing its characteristics.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

Metal sheets they make here may be used not only in pipe production but can also become a part of a ship, a bridge or a nuclear power construction.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

Watching the rolling mill.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

The production process is really impressing. Looking at it, you can feel the power and heat involved in it.

The MKS-5000 Opening At Vyksa Metallurgical Plant

Location: Vyksa

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