Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Pokrov Plant of Concrete Goods produces concrete goods for Mosmetrostroy, a subway-building company, industrial engineering and housing construction.

The company was founded on May 1st, 1970 and in 2009 it was purchased by Mosmetrostroy. The plant today features up-to-date equipment to produce high quality concrete tunnel blocks of 5 types.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Let’s visit its carousel line first. The carousel line produces concrete blocks of three types.

This is where they make reinforcing cages for their concrete blocks.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Reinforcing cages.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Then each reinforcing cage goes into a special chamber to be filled with concrete.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

A vibration stand.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

They use scrapers to manually shape the surface of each block.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Then it goes into a curing pit.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Done!

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Dismantling the block.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

The block is almost completed.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

After that, the block goes into their quality department.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

“Mosmetrostroy”.

This machine turns the block over.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

This is where they store their concrete blocks. Before that, they separate blocks from each other with rubber washers and cover their sides with some substance.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

This conveyer-type line produces two types of concrete blocks for civil engineering.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Finished produce.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

Guest workers from Central Asia make up 30% of the staff.

Concrete Blocks For Subway Construction

A local cat.

Workers of the company make about $1,000 a month which is twice as much as average wages in the region.

Location: Pokrov

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