The launch of the large pipe production department «Altitude 239» at Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant was on July 23, 2010.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin came to push the symbolic button. The head of government compared the new department with a Disneyland.
The number in the title of plant is not an accidental: 239 meters is the height above the sea level of the point where the Plant is situated. The launch of «Altitude 239» ChTPZ broke a stereotype that work with metal is a traditionally «black» and dirty industry. Here «white metallurgy» was created in Russia for the first time. It is based on a super-modern equipment, highly educated employees, environmental production and comfortable working conditions.
Now with the launch of «Altitude 239» Russian fuel and energy sectors are able to provide themselves with large diameter pipes. There are plans to produce up to 900 thousand tons of single-seam pipes with diameter from 508 to 1420 mm and wall thickness of 48 mm, strength class up to the X100, with outer and inner surfaces every year.
In April 2011, «Altitude 239» has released the first batch of striped LDP and became the first department in the world, which began producing branded colored striped tube. Today «Altitude 239» is one of the largest industrial centers of the country's tourism, more than 15 thousand people have already visited the department with excursions.
1. The first stone of the department «Altitude 239» was laid on Febrary 28, 2008. The launch was on June 23, 2010. In 2011 «Altitude 239» achieved the capacity.
2. The area of the department - 15 football fields.
3. The power of the Plant - 900 tons per year, the weight of the heavy pipes - 20 tons, 50 square meters of polyethylene is needed to cover one pipe with 1420 mm diameter.
4. The average cost of a pipe produced at «Altitude 239» - 30 thousand dollars.
Address: Mashinostroiteley Street 21
HOW TO GET THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Buses: 33, 81,
Trolleys: 8, 12, 18, 22,
Route taxis: 7, 30, 37, 46, 65, 67, 69, 72, 91.