Construction of Belovskii Zinc Plant in 1928-1932

N.M. Morozov
2020 Izvestiya of Altai State University  
The history of Belovsky distillation zinc plant in 1928–1932 — the first child of non-ferrous metallurgy of Soviet Siberia, the scale of construction of which at that time in Kuzbass was inferior only to Kuznetskstroi is considered. The stages of selecting the site of the future enterprise, its economic justification, design and creation of a raw material base in Salair in the form of mines and a enrichment factory have been studied. The difficulties that prevented the construction of
more » ... uction of production facilities are shown: repeated revision of the cover lists, lack of qualified construction personnel and metal specialists, shortage of construction materials, months of delay in the supply of metal structures and equipment, lag in the development of the social sphere in comparison with the production sector. The measures that mobilized the first initiative and labor enthusiasm of workers and engineers for commissioning of the plant in the scheduled time frame were considered. It was concluded that the organization of the design and construction of the Belovsky zinc plant did not go beyond the culture of inter-economic relations and intra-production relations characteristic in the USSR for the period of the I five-year plan.
doi:10.14258/izvasu(2020)2-09 fatcat:yoxbgixifjh6vhnampv6my3a4e