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  1. ForgottenBuildings

    Belgium The steelworks of Usine Gustave Boël. - Jul. 2020

    History: The history of this former steelworks dates all the way back to the middle of the 1800s. At this time a small forge in the Belgium town of La Louviere began expanding its operations. By 1900 over 1200 employees were active on the terrain. When the first world war broke out nearly all of...
  2. Industry_Explorer

    France Coal-fired power plant, France 2020

    History This coal-fired power station was commissioned in the 1950s and has remained one of the largest thermal power stations in France since the 1960s. The two older units were stopped in the 1980s and the original turbines from the 1950s were unfortunately dismantled short before my...
  3. WildBoyz

    Otahuhu Power Station (Sites A and B), Auckland - June 2017

    History “Originally the station [Otahuhu A] was designed to be maintenance free but this proved to be a fallacy early on. Although we all knew very little about gas turbines, we learnt quickly that there was a great team environment” (Allen Morrison, former generation technician).  Otahuhu...
  4. R0tt3nW00d

    Fife Power Station, August 2016

    Fife Power Station was a gas fired power station located in Cardenden, Fife and was a gas-fired station that was able to generate a combined cycle output of 109MW. The site was bought out by Scottish and Southern Energy for £12.3 million which secured the work of the 10 members of staff that...
  5. AndyK!

    France Centrale De Schneider Power Station, France - January 2016

    Headed over with @SpiderMonkey for a weekend of Euro powerstationing. This place had some seriously huge turbonnage! History Opening in the late 1950s Centrale De Schneider was a coal-fired power station in France. The original configuration two turbines made by Cie Electro-Mecanique (the...
  6. Urbexbandoned

    Lostock Power Station - Northwich - January 2016

    History - Sorry @Hydro3xploric I stole it from you!    Bowman Thompson & Company originally owned the site but was sold in 1900 to Brunner Mond whom with a seven year closure reconstructed the site producing sixty tonnes of soda ash a day. This figure rose to 800 tonnes a day in 1926 with...
  7. Otchie

    Battersea Power Station 10/2015

    Went with SK, Miss_anthrope and one non member Everyone knows the history but a quick copy and paste from Battersea.org The proposal to site a large power station on the south bank of the River Thames at Battersea in 1927 caused a storm of protest that raged for years. Questions were raised in...
  8. AndyK!

    SSI Redcar Power Station - December 2015

    So, we were at the top of the Blast Furnace, and @SpiderMonkey calls me over. "That chimney looks familiar, just like Littlebrook.... You don't think it's a....."  Looking at the not too distant building, I thought the same thing, "Yep, looks like one to me too". A few minutes later we're...
  9. AndyK!

    Battersea Power Station 2015

    Had the chance to revisit everyone's favourite power station a few months ago. Yep, still doable! It was good to get in and grab some shots with the lights on. Nothing you haven't seen before, with the possible exception of some original Control Room Feeder Log Sheets we found in there - Dated...
  10. WildBoyz

    New Plymouth Power Station, New Plymouth (New Zealand) - October 2014

    History The New Plymouth Power Station, located at Port Taranaki, is a former thermal power station and was fuelled dually by both gas and oil; it was originally designed to produce power using coal until the Maui gas field was discovered off the coast of Taranaki. The plant was commissioned in...
  11. AndyK!

    Report - Derwent & Spondon H (Celanese) Power Station

    History Derwent Power Station was built as a Combined Heat and Power Plant to supply both electricity and steam to the neighbouring British Celanese chemical factory. The plant had a capacity of 241 MW, around 50 MW of which was supplied to the National Grid. Derwent Power Station is the third...
  12. hamtagger

    Willington Cooling Towers, Derbyshire - May 2015

    Willington Cooling Towers The Explore Stopped off here with Fatpanda and Raz a few weeks ago on the way home from our primary targets and the sheer size of them amazed me. I would highly recommend giving these an hour of your time if you're ever in the area. The echo was crazy too, I spent...
  13. The_Raw

    Chernobyl Reactors 5 & 6 - October 2014

    Construction of Chernobyl's reactors number 5 & 6 continued throughout the night of the explosion at the 4th nuclear power plant. If the glow of the fire wasn't visible from the upper levels then as dawn broke the smoke must have been. Despite the disaster unfolding next door at 8am that...
  14. The_Raw

    Battersea Power Station, London - July 14 (Revisit)

    What went down There is currently an event taking place for the duration of the summer called the 'Power of Summer' directly in front of Battersea Power station. It includes an open-air cinema, street food stalls and bars. I went along with Sentinel and extreme_ironing for a couple of beers and...
  15. Perjury Saint

    Cyklonkessel... April '14

    After the vintage delights of Dr Dents, it was time for the 'main event'!... Another 3 and a half hours drive and I was there, a few hours kip and up with the lark! And what a setting!! Picture postcard German valley cloaked in mist and thick with forest, alive with sounds of the dawn chorus...
  16. sentinel

    Battersea Power Station, London, April 2014

    History Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames. The station ceased generating electricity in 1983, but over the past 50 years it has become one of the best known landmarks in London. On 7 June 2012 it was sold to SP...
  17. Robert Dupon

    East Yelland Power Station Jan 2014 (2013)

    The East Yelland Power Station was once an operational coal-fired electricity production plant located in a partially hidden area on the estuary, next to the tarka trail. The power station was one of only two located to the west of Hinkley Point. The power station was opened on 21 April 1955 by...
  18. AndyK!

    Battersea Power Station November 2013

    The Icon of Power Battersea Power Station As the iconic four chimneys and the shell of Battersea Power Station begin a phase of redevelopment we decided it was time to get down to London and take a look around the place. Everyone will instantly recognise the exterior, but few have seen the Art...
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