On September 22-nd 2016, one of Russia’s largest suppliers of boiler equipment, the Taganrog Boilermaking Plant «Krasny Kotelshchik» (TKZ), which is part of the Power Machines company turned 120 years of age. Having appeared on the map of Taganrog in the late 19-th century, this small joint stock company, as the time went by, became one of the most important links in the chain of the national power machine construction industry.
It was not for nothing that it was precisely in Taganrog that the company came into being. Proximity to the sea and the coal rich Donbass, railway connection with the central part of the country and the Caucasus, ample availability of labor – all these factors played a role in selection of the site where to construct the boiler making plant.
“At its mature age of 120 years, Krasny Kotelshchik is a state-of-the-art Russian enterprise, ready to offer customers top-notch products.” – points out Roman Philippov, General Director of Power Machines. – “ТКZ favorably compares with competition by pursuing unrelenting modernization of production, continuous quest of new solutions in the area of boiler construction and, certainly, with its unique team of employees: engineers with enviable work experience, brilliant professionals in the area of production organization, highly qualified workers.
Thanks to the boiler makers’ professionalism, dozens of major projects have been carried out to construct and reconstruct this country’s foremost energy facilities. Thus, for example, in 2016, on Power Generating Unit No. 9 of the Novocherkassk TPP, Russia’s first circulating fluidized bed boiler was put into operation for supercritical steam parameters as manufactured jointly by Krasny Kotelshchik and the Finnish division of Amec Foster Wheeler.
Krasny Kotelshchik is confidently looking ahead into the future, focusing on development of the four key lines of business: engineering, ЕРС-services, equipment manufacture, service support and upgrade services for both the equipment of the company’s own manufacture and for that manufactured by other vendors.
“Our company has experience and glory, it has its past, present and future. Each page of the history of Krasny Kotelshchik was written by distinguished individuals, design engineers, production personnel, workers for whom working for the good and prosperity of the company has been their way of life” – stresses Alexander Popov, General Director of Krasny Kotelshchik.