On the 20th of December 2007 Power Machines holds 150th anniversary of Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod (LMZ), the largest Russian turbine manufacturing enterprise and branch of the company.
The plant was founded in 1857 and started manufacturing simple metalware and soon began to produce heating appliances and ventilation devices. In the 90ies of the 18th century the plant began to manufacture metalworks for production needs for construction of highway and railway bridges, floating docks. At the same time the plant manufactured a set of unique samples of ship gun mounts for Russia’s navy. By the end of the 19th century Saint-Petersburg Metallichesky Zavod turned into large engineering enterprise.
In early 20 century the plant began to work out and manufacture turbines and by the present time produces steam, hydraulic and gas turbines for various power projects.
Throughout the last century Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod was developing scientific research projects, laboratories were being built, new production areas were being constructed and the old ones were being reconstructed, highly professional staff was being created such as research engineers, technologists, and production workers who worked at modification of turbines designed by the plant engineers. This work is still being continued by the new generation of managers, manufacturing engineers, workers and other employees of the enterprise.
All in all Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod produced more than 2850 turbines with the total capacity of 300 billion kW. Every 10th turbine in the world is of LMZ production. The plant ranks forth among steam turbine manufacturers in the world. LMZ turbines were installed at 700 power plants in 49 countries all over the world. In Russia the plant’s equipment has been installed at more than 60% of power plants.
For years Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod remained pioneering turbine manufacturing enterprise. The most powerful turbines in Europe and in the world were designed and manufactured at the plant and gained international recognition.
At present LMZ as a branch of Power Machines is an active power projects participant both in home and foreign markets. Sales geography covers countries of North and Eastern Europe, Middle East and South-East Asia, Latin America and Africa. Among largest foreign projects are Sipat TPP and Barh TPP in India, El Cajon HPP in Mexico, Quilleco HHP in Chile, Se San HPP, Buon Kuop HPP and Pleikrong HPP in Vietnam and other projects. Among Russian projects are Bureyskaya HPP and Boguchanskaya HPP, Ivanovskaya CCPP, modernization and construction of power plants of Mosenergo and TGK-1.
Following the traditions Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod among other enterprises of Power Machines uses scientific and technological breakthroughs to create competitive equipment and makes the elite of Russian engineering.