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Voronezh Mechanical Plant boosting production of engines for Russia's carrier rockets

December 25, 2013, 19:08 UTC+3 VORONEZH
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VORONEZH, December 25. /ITAR-TASS/. The Voronezh Mechanical Plant (VMP) - a leading enterprise of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre, in 2013 increased the production of items for carrier rockets by 12.4 percent, the plant’s Director General Ivan Koptev told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

According to him, the enterprise in the outgoing year has produced liquid-propellant engines for the Proton and Soyuz carrier rockets, the Energia upper stage, as well as the combustion chamber for the Angara carrier rocket to a total worth of 3.2 billion roubles. A total of 20 various carrier rockets with engines made by the VMP have been launched in the outgoing year, Koptev said.

In the sphere of civilian manufacturing, the enterprise’s output on the year results remains the same - 1.4 billion roubles. In addition, the VMP concluded a contract in the supply of the first series wellhead equipment control stations for the Russian-German company Achimgaz and won a tender on the delivery of oil and natural gas production equipment for Arktikgaz worth 700 million roubles.

The outgoing year has been successful for the plant’s personnel, Koptev believes. In addition to output growth, the average monthly wage at the plant had increased by 15 percent to reach 25,000 roubles. And the number of personnel remained the same - 6,500 people, he added.

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