Welcome

Join us now to get access to all our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, and so, so much more. It's also quick and totally free, so what are you waiting for?
Join

Post a thread

Post a thread in one of the forums

Browse the forums

Browse threads and contribute to reports

Contact Staff

Contact the team

Germany Kraftwerk Vockerode (Feb. 2021)

Tomvandutch

Full member
Joined
Jan 20, 2014
Messages
284
Reaction score
667
Points
93
Location
Düsseldorf/Germany
Website
www.tomvandutch.de
Vockerode was a power station location for almost 60 years.
The first half of the lignite power station (6 × 35 MW) was built from 1937 to 1940. From 1943 the first HVDC cable was laid from the Vockerode power plant to Berlin to supply Berlin with electricity, but it never went into operation due to the war.

The hall built for the converter was converted into a workshop building after dismantling and is still standing today. After the Second World War, the plants and equipment of the power plant were dismantled from 1945 to 1947 as a reparation payment to the Soviet Union. From 1953 to 1959 the power plant was rebuilt and expanded by a second half-plant (12 × 32 MW) in the west and with bunkers in the north. The successive recommissioning took place from October 10, 1954 with the first trial run after dismantling and expansion.

The greenhouse facilities were shut down in 1991 and demolished in 1997; the lignite power station was shut down in 1994. In the summer of 1998, the state exhibition right in the middle of the power station's twelve boilers took place. In the same year, the gas turbine power plant was also in operation for the last time. On September 22, 2001, the four 140 m high chimneys of the brown coal power plant were blown up. In 2005 the oil tanks of the gas turbine power plant were dismantled. The two remaining chimneys of the gas power plant were blown up on September 18, 2013.
During the GDR era, 1,300 people were employed here.

Today the industrial monument can only be viewed from the outside.
The power plant is massively secured. On the one hand, there is a 24/7 security service on site and, on the other hand, there are hidden cameras that alert the security service directly if there is movement.

DSC02568-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02577-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02580-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02586-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02598-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02610-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02613-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02619-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02622-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02637-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02640-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02643-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02646-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02649-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02652-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02658-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02661-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02663-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02664-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02673-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02676-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02679-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02682-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02693-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02703-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02709-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02715-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02723-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02724-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02739-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02742-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02748-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02760-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02763-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
DSC02783-HDR-Bearbeitet.jpg
 

Dubbed Navigator

Administrator
Staff member
Forum admin
Joined
Aug 17, 2015
Messages
2,089
Reaction score
680
Points
113
Location
Leicestershire
So much win here.
Such a rich and long history, I guess the towers were removed for safety. Shame really.

Thanks for posting.
 

The_Raw

Administrator
Staff member
Forum admin
Joined
Dec 16, 2013
Messages
4,279
Reaction score
2,155
Points
113
All about that control room really. Would look better with a bit less HDR in my opinion though.
 
Top