Leningrad – Large Turbine Plant

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Another blogger, Dmitri, has gone to a famous Leningrad factory – a place where the huge turbines and other parts for the nuclear power plants and other large components of Russian and foreign electro power plants are manufactured. If you want to see in detail how they are made, have a look inside!

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

This corporation is one of the largest Russian companies and it ships huge machines for most Russian power plants.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

To enter the factory, you need to pass multi level security checks. Including tests for alcohol!

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Some say that this factory is a perfect example of how a modern Russian factory should look.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

The best employees are rewarded with their photos on the local leaderboard.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Inside, the shops are huge.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Here you can see parts of huge turbines.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Here is Dmitri standing next to one.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

And this is a huge welding robot.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

And in the background there is a gas heater that heats parts to 300+ degrees C and higher.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

And these are shafts used in power plants.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

And an Italian lathe that machines them.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Some shafts are up to 3 meters or 10 feet in diameter.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Some floors are made of wooden blocks installed vertically. They are probably made this way to protect parts from damage if they land on the floor.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Working on the inside of the parts.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Every inch is meticiously inspected.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

And those are huge bolts used to put this stuff all together.

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Leningrad - Large Turbine Plant

Hope you liked the photos taken by Dmitri! His site is below:

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3 thoughts on “Leningrad – Large Turbine Plant”

  1. Compared to the UK large electrical machine factory that I worked in during the 1970’s it is a lot cleaner but so are all modern European factories. Cleanliness motivates people, even those who abuse it.

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