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20.12.2008 Russian oil pipelines are 130 years old!
14.12.2008 The upper trade lines are 115 years old
03.12.2008 Monument to the Outstanding Russian Engineer, Inventor and Architect, Academician Vladimir Shukhov
On November7, 2008 there were 80 years to the “Grozny-Tuapse” oil pipeline built in accordance with the designs and under the technical guidance of Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov, Academician, constructor of the first domestic oil pipelines and equipment for the Russia’s oil enterprises.
The first domestic “Balakhany-Chyorny gorod” oil pipeline, built by V.G. Shukhov and put into operation in December, 1878 on the territory of the former Russian empire, and now of the modern Azerbaijan, was an enterprise one and was traced into history as a founder of the gigantic net of main pipelines operated nowadays.
After 50 years, in 1928, the 618 km “Grozny-Tuapse” pipeline, the project of which had been offered and substantiated by academician V.G. Shukhov for the transportation of oil from the Grozny area of oil extraction to the Tuapse port on the Black Sea coast, became the first big Russian main pipeline.
On March 2, 1927 the laying of the oil refinery and of the Tuapse branch of the oil pipeline to Grozny took place. The oil pipeline was built with a very high speed and already by the end of the year all 11 pump stations were erected.
The Tuapse oil refinery (at present belonging to company “Rosneft”) and the petroleum storage depot overloading oil products to the railway transport and sea crafts (belonging to “Rosneft-Tuapsenefteproduct” Ltd.) were built as elements of the “Grozny-Tuapse” oil pipeline infrastructure.
The “Shukhov Tower” Foundation is drawing attention of the public, administrative and commercial bodies to the state protection and restoration of few monuments of industrial culture located in the Krasnodar area. It is necessary to restore the monuments of industrial heritage and promote them as tourist attractions of the region, including the facilities for oil transportation, storage and refinery built according to the projects of Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov.
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