"Norilsk" inside

• "Norilsk nickel" from within

"Norilsk Nickel" - the largest in Russia and one of the world's largest companies for the production of precious and nonferrous metals.

the Polar Division of MMC "Norilsk Nickel" is located in the Norilsk industrial district in the Taimyr Peninsula in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, which is entirely located within the Arctic Circle.

Entities are connected to other regions of the country, via the Yenisei river and the Northern Sea Route (only during the warmer months), as well as by air.

Norilsk - city in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, 90 km to the east of the Yenisei. His appearance, he is obliged to build the world's largest mining and simultaneously metalproducing plant. Analogs industrial area "Norilsk" (including the city) anywhere in the world no longer exists.

View on Leninsky Prospekt, the Old City and Mount Shmidtiha.

Norilsk - the second largest in terms of population in the world, a city located in the Arctic Circle after Murmansk.

All in the Norilsk industrial district is home to more than 170 thousand people. It is surprising that in spite of the harsh climate, living here is not "shift workers", but whole generations of families who are not going to go anywhere.

In the city there are polar days and polar night.

Polar day at a latitude of Norilsk lasts about 2 months (the sun goes around the circle without touching the horizon), polar night lasts for about 1, 5 months (in the streets of complete darkness, and not light off).

Guards area and Leninsky Prospect - the main squares and streets.

The architecture of many buildings is traced Norilsk stylistic similarities with the architecture of Leningrad / St. Petersburg - is explained by the fact that the construction of Norilsk attended Leningrad architects.

Talnakh deposit. Rudnik "Taimyr"

To descend into the mine used the cage. The deepest cage shaft goes into the ground at 1532 meters!

Dispatch remote trunk lift installation. The cage is lowered to a depth of more than a kilometer for 5-7 minutes.

Horizon "minus 1100 meters." On this level is a kind of "waiting room". The starting point under the ground - passenger station, by the way, one of the deepest in the world.

Paths for mine trolleys

The underground trains are driven by electricity that is supplied via the contact wire

Mountain passenger transport

The developed system of underground roads to the mines in the thousands (!) Kilometers.

Self-propelled drilling rig during the drilling of a vertical well

Cab driller

The manipulator of self-propelled drilling rig

mine workings

of the rock mass shipment is carried out via the delivery vehicle cargo (VSD). Weight of VSD - 14 tons, the bucket capacity - about 4, 7 cubic meters capacity - 335 horsepower

The front wheel loading and delivery machines. The chain wheel is dressed to save wear.

It is interesting that before the excavation excavation driver exits the PDM.

Further work is carried out using the remote control, and the driver stays away at a safe distance and controls the loading. Once the bucket is full, the driver returned to the cockpit and sent to unload

a mine temperature considerably higher than on the surface, and can exceed 30 degrees Celsius due to proximity to the subsoil. Comfortable work environment supported only thanks to a powerful ventilation

The camera tipper.

Slightly lower tumblers mounted crushing plants, where the ore is crushed to the required fraction, and then sent to the conveyors Dosing and from there on the surface.

workshop for repair and maintenance of underground mining equipment

The Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant. BI Kolesnikov. It comes here and enriched ore mined.

Pyrometallurgical production processes nickel and copper concentrates of Talnakh concentrating plant, the sulfide concentrate for the hydrometallurgical production of copper concentrate and CPF Nickel Plant.

bottling workshop of converter matte in the mold

converter unit. Unloading of slag into the ladle.

The melting shop

pouring the melt

Overhead crane crane

Perhaps it is the most responsible and the most "hot" work in the converter station. It manages the crane directly from above the molten metal

to breathe inside the converter branch is possible only through a mask

Mechanized cleaning of the converter

anode furnaces

The casting copper mold

finished products of the factory are: matte, copper anodes and elemental sulfur. Feinstein sent for further processing at the Nickel Plant and Plant "North", anode copper - by Copper Plant.