Taganrog Boiler-Making Works «Krasny kotelshchik» (TKZ), a part of Power Machines, has completed the reconstruction of the air supply system. The economic effect of the investment project implementation will be more than 14 million RUB annually.
Previously, there was a centralized air supply system at «Krasny kotelshchik»: compressed air required for the operation of the equipment installed at TKZ was produced by a powerful turbocharger. This kind of air production was energy-consuming. Moreover, it was ineffective, since it did not take into account the needs of individual workshops. Therefore, it was decided to decentralize the existing system and install individual compressor units made in Belgium in the structural subdivisions of Krasny Kotelshchik. The investment in the project amounted to 32 million RUB.
The company's investment program for 2016 also provided the commissioning of a liquid oxygen storage system. The project cost was about 16 million RUB with a payback period of two years. In general, in 2016 Taganrog Boiler-Making Works spent a total of more than 148 million RUB to overhaul its production facilities and increase efficiency.
In 2017, TKZ plans to invest over 220 million RUB. In particular, the company intends to purchase a gas cutting robotic system and to overhaul the intra-plant logistics, which will allow it to transfer intra-plant cargo transportation from railway to road transport, to reduce the costs of maintaining the railway service, and to stop, for lack of necessity, spending funds on railroad repair.
The total amount of investment made by TKZ over the past three years (from 2014 to 2016) is 338 million RUB.