Russia's only ship lift

• The only Russian ship lift

I'm sure many have seen as the ships moved out of the river into the reservoir via a gateway - a special structure located between the reservoirs with different levels. But the gateway - this is not the only option for the courts.

Yet there are boat lifts - complex mechanisms to raise and lower the huge ships from one level to another waterway. Their cost is much higher than the cost of the gateway in your organization, so there are only a dozen of the world's four. One of them is located in Krasnoyarsk. It is the only ship lift in Russia.

Lifts in action - an incredible sight. Especially when you stand under the overpass, and the machine of eight thousand tons of majestic floats over your head, pouring water from the Yenisei River.

Russia's only ship lift

Construction of Krasnoyarsk Lifts began in 1963 and lasted almost 10 years. Construction was due to the need to restore navigation on the Yenisei, terminated with the construction of a dam in the river bed of the Krasnoyarsk HPP.

Russia's only ship lift

Lifts Krasnoyarsk Dam on the Yenisei River was built in 1976 and commissioned in 1982. It is located at the site of joining the dam of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station (the height of which is greater than 100 meters) to the left bank of the Yenisei River.

Russia's only ship lift

For information: Krasnoyarsk HPP - the second power in Russia. Its gravity concrete dam is impressive - the length of 1065 meters and a height of 124 meters:

Russia's only ship lift

Lifts consists of the outer harbor, the lower approach channel, of the lift and the turntable. Linkage is a platform movable on the track, with the track width of 9 m and having a toothing:

Russia's only ship lift

Each of the track rails is based on a separate rack. Movement is carried out by electric drive (850 tons)

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The level difference between the lower and upper pool - 104 meters (more than a 30-storey building)!

Russia's only ship lift

The speed of the lift - 20 meters per minute, or 1.2 km / h. For scale, the workers are at the bottom, which slowly moves down 4,500 tons - is the weight of the camera without water:

Russia's only ship lift

For ship loading in the lift platform is lowered below the water level. If you want to transport your boat over the dam of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, prepare 120 thousand rubles.

Russia's only ship lift

a driving force to the movement of the camera ship-ways are created using 156 radial piston sudomotorov:

Russia's only ship lift

Filling ship-chamber water. Ship lift transports ships carrying up to 1,500 tons, with dimensions of 78 * 15 meters and a draft of 1.9 meters:

Russia's only ship lift

On the day of our shoot at the only in Russia Lifts moved here this barge:

Russia's only ship lift

The total operational length of underwater sites - 1510 meters. Tug barge starts at Gateway ship-camera:

Russia's only ship lift

The barge comes into and goes up along with the water, the water:

Russia's only ship lift

Barge chamber. Everything is ready for recovery. A feeling that the current collectors was removed from the wagon trains:

Russia's only ship lift

in the Krasnoyarsk HPP view. Power Station - 6000 MW:

Russia's only ship lift

crossing. Bottom slowly creeps laden lift.

Russia's only ship lift

At the foot of the overpass:

Russia's only ship lift

I decided to hide from the rain under the lift, but I was even more flooded with water:

Russia's only ship lift

Again, jogging back to move. Only there it is possible to come close to the ski lift:

Russia's only ship lift

8000 tons:

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The swivel device which is intended for ship-transfer chamber from one pond to another, or for repair and mounting pad:

Russia's only ship lift

the rotator Length -. 104.6 m Circumferential speed of rotation radially circular paths - 20 meters per minute.

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