Vyksa Steel Works (VSW) hosts groups of up to 15 people.

Cost: 12,134 rubles per group.

  • The service is available to tourists 14 years of age (accompanied) and older.
  • The recommended maximum visitor age is 70 because we will be visiting a potentially dangerous production site and your health is our priority.
  • All visitors are issued protective clothing and footwear, hardhats, and audio equipment to be able to listen to a professional guide.

We know that these days, no visit to a unique installation is complete without photos and videos. We cannot promise you touching shots with cute kittens, tropical sunsets, or mesmerizing mountaintops. What we can promise you for sure is tons of molten metal, steel plates, huge wheels, pipes of varying diameters, process control panels, confident employees that photograph like advertising models.

Take and post pictures and get your likes. There are no restrictions. There is no doubt that you will be able to make your own day as well as those of your friends and subscribers.

What will you see at the facility?

Itinerary # 1

Watch large-diameter pipes being born.

This is where you will see Wide-Plate Rolling Mill 5000 in action. It took a concerted effort by specialists from 20 nations to get WPM-5000 going so you can easily replace “wide” with “worldwide” without being too far off the mark. The 5-meter wide mill was commissioned in 2011 and is the most advanced of the three mills of this type currently being operated in Russia. 

This is where the incredible happens every day: red-hot steel slabs are turned by the rolling stand into plates that are 5 meters wide and up to 8 centimeters thick. You will be able to see it happen right before your eyes.

Afterwards, your tour will take you to the pipe mill which turns the steel plate into unique “Russian size” pipes that have a diameter of 1,420 millimeters and a wall thickness of up to 48 millimeters.

Itinerary # 2

Miraculous Metamorphoses

The Integrated Casting and Rolling Facility is yet another gem in VSW’s steel crown of new facilities. Commissioned in 2008, it makes hot-rolled coils for casing and line pipe as well as shaped steel. Visitors will be introduced to the entire rolled steel-making process. From the Integrated Casting and Rolling Facility, the tour will move to Electric Resistance-Welded Pipe Mill No. 3 where rolled steel is converted into pipe of various types. Such as shaped square and rectangular pipe for constructing and re-building stadiums where the FIFA World Cup soccer games will be played. After the tour is complete, you will be an expert in pipe production. 100% guaranteed

Itinerary # 3

World of Hot Wheels, Literally!

The wheel rolling mill makes hundreds of thousands of different whole-rolled wheels for RZD and subway trains every year. Vyksa wheels are also shipped to VSW's partners outside Russia. VSW operates Russia’s only facility to make wheels for high-speed trains, including Lastochka electric trains and commuter trains running on the Moscow Girdle Railway. VSW's train wheels are sold to over 30 countries all over the world, including the US, Canada, Slovakia, Czechia, India, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, South Korea, the Baltic States, CIS, and others.

Itinerary # 4

Art of being the metallurgist

We invite visitors aged 10 and older.

Price for guided tour – 6500 rubles for a group of 15 people.

Would you like to see something special except guided tour to running production? We will prove that modern art and metallurgy are not just compatible, they are able to coexist harmoniously, provoking people to move forward to new heights and self-development. You will discover how the art has influenced the thinking of the metallurgists, their work and leisure, and the life of the city.

In 2019, the first Industrial Street Art Park in Russia was opened on the territory of the existing plant Vyksa Steel Works as part of the festival of urban culture " Vyksa | Art-Ravine" (Art-Ovrag). Within 10 years, the park will be replenished with unique paintings by famous artists on the facades of production workshops in different areas of painting.

After visiting the tour along the new route, you will see the giant art objects of the Industrial Street Art Park:

Mural "Evolution-2" on the facade of the Metallurgical complex Mill-5000

This is the largest work of monumental art in Europe, made by one author – street artist Misha Most. The area of the painting is 10 thousand 800 square meters. If you look at the work from left to right, you can catch the development: from small to large, from research to creation, from idea to result. The record was fixed by representatives of the Russian Book of Records and the European Book of Records.

Mural in the style of cubism on the facade of the mechanical repair shop

The work was created specifically for the Industrial Street Art Park by Moscow artist Alexey Luka together with employees of VSW. The total area of the painting is 900 square meters.

Mural "Stop-Go" on the facade of the Pipe shop- 4

On October 3, 2020, a unique work of art appeared in the Industrial Street Art Park – the mural "Stop-Go" by the world-famous artist, the founder of social art Eric Bulatov. In this work, two of his paintings came together: "Stop-Go" and "Barn in Normandy". The area of the mural "Stop-Go" is 2 thousand 500 square meters.

During the route, you will also get acquainted with the modern office culture of Vyksa metallurgists by visiting the Engineering Building No. 2. Four famous Russian artists worked on its interiors and wall paintings.

The employees who work in this building offered to integrate modern painting into the interior of the office premises. And also you will take part in an interesting interactive game and get acquainted with the iconic art objects of the city, the idea of which belongs to the employees of Vyksa Steel Works.