Nizhnekamsk is an industrial city in Russia, the largest oil refinery and chemical plant in the whole of Europe. The city is in the Tatarstan region of Russia, which has huge oil reserves – they say there will be enough to produce the same amounts of oil as they do now for at least thirty more years – the same volume each year. So one of our favorite photographers, Slava, has visited this place and we can see its huge chemical facilities from the air.
So this city has 235,000 people living in.
Because it is in the Tatarstan region of Russia, it’s considered to have a large muslim population, so it has a big mosque.
The main street of the city is called… “Chemical Industry Workers Avenue”. The living blocks of the city are separated from its huge chemical industries.
This is probably the only city to have a spiral “@” like house.
So let’s get down to business. Nizhnekamsk city is the largest oil and chemical industrial city in Russia.
It makes rubbers, plastics, tires, etc, etc.
Over 17,000 people work here.
It’s the largest electric energy consumer in the whole of Tatarstan.
In another part of the complex are the refineries for making fuels.
The biggest place in Russia producing petrol and gas.
It produces 13,000,000 tires a year.
And this is a power plant to supply all those other plants with electricity.
Thanks, Slava, we like your photos!