First explosion at Komsomolsky mine thundered in 1965
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First explosion at Komsomolsky mine thundered in 1965

September 29, 2020

The decision to build the mine was made in 1964.

On April 30, the Council of Ministers of the USSR decided: there will be the Mayak-2 underground mine. A year later, at the initiative of young builders, it was renamed Komsomolsky.

The Komsomolsky mine was also a testing ground and a production laboratory for the introduction of new technologies and equipment. For the first time in domestic practice, with the use of sliding formwork, multi-meter tower piles of monolithic reinforced concrete were erected there, a new version of pile foundation was used in the construction of the filling complex. Also, for the first time, a large field was developed using new self-propelled diesel equipment.

Many things at the Komsomolsky mine were done for the first time in Russia

Drivers set speed records at Komsomolsky: for the first time in the history of the plant, Yevgeny Astashin’s brigade covered 200 meters in one slaughter in a month. On December 26, 1975, the fifth stage of the construction was put into operation, and the mine reached its design capacity.

On March 29, 1971, on the eve of the XXIV Congress of the CPSU, a train with ore was sent from the mine (situated in Talnah) to Norilsk. On that day, the state commission accepted the first stage of the Komsomolsky mine into operation with a good rating of.

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Text: Svetlana Samokhina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

September 29, 2020

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