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  1. A former powerplant that ran on gas from blast furnaces, now being demolished. ----
  2. One of the more fun powerplant explores i ever did. This location was pretty active and there was still a lot of electronics and lights turned on. I've been here twice, and still didn't have the chance to see the whole location. The highlights of these place (for me) are the modern controlroom with all the screens, photographing the lights outside on the roof, climbing the 143m/469feet chimneys (twice) and watching the security car doing its rounds on the terrain from the chimney. Combine this with great weather and great friends, and this makes it one of my favorite locations. Oh, and i also shot some photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  3. Ok lets GO back a month, myself and Fishbrain wonder to ourselves if theres a cooling tower whats it cooling ?? Not knowing of the plant only the tower we start to look around the area of the tower eemmmm whats that over the river ?....YUP THAT WILL BE A POWER STATION ......so we try a night time recce .....now lets say the access was not the one i ended up using for this report ...the access we used was fucking outrageous to say the least but we were in . After looking around in total darkness we made our way back to the van were Tweek and llogical were trying to sleep ....wake up boys we found a power station !!!(so we thought) .We made plans to come back and shoot it in the morning so our next stop was noisy for a night shoot ... Ok stars .........anyway two hours sleep freezing our nutz of in the van ....time to back to I.M. DOWNER POWERPLANT FAIL OF ALL FAILS......... On arrival at I.M. & to our disappointment we saw a large barge in the river being filled by a jcb right in front of out entry point ....FUCK !! ALRIGHTY THEN .........back to last week a revisit with Illogical,Critical Mess & Host and with a different access still at night and still and serious head [email protected]@k but hey beats the last access . After tumbling around for what seemed an hour we found the control room Host and Critical Mess hit the sleeping bags for some sleep whilst myself and illogical cracked open some beers and had a urbex catch up (TAILS OF FAILS AND EXPLORES)....Now not having any light we didn't know what we were sleeping on or in really just a room i woke up in the morning with 10mm of dust over my face in my ears and in my mouth ....great, any way nuff bitchin bitches on with the photos ...;-) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Big THANKS to Illogical,Critical Mass & Host..........
  4. Hello, This was my 16th visit to Belgium for Exploring! Was a great little explore, only history I could find is below. It is a mix between DLSR and phone photos. This power plant was built in 1960 and operated on gas . In 2014, the plant was closed. 40 jobs were lost. It turns out that the electricity in the whole place is still working and the computers are still running!
  5. Peppermint Powerplant The Peppermint Powerplant was built in conjunction to a nearby paper mill with the purpose of supplying electricity to it. The plant features a stunning peppermint colour scheme on the singular turbine and control panels. The turbine itself was produced by Siemens, a company established in 1904 in Berlin and is currently one of the most prominent manufactures of high powered gas turbines worldwide. In addition to this the power station also hosted two Steinmüller boilers. One of which was commissioned in 1954 and the other in 1965. Both the power station and the paper mill were decommissioned around 1999. From what we could see the paper mill had been stripped and looked quite bare. Despite being closed for nearly 20 years the power station has remained in very nice condition. (Excuse the awkward handheld shot) (Getting pretty dark by this point so we called it a day) Hope you enjoyed reading my report.
  6. Small abandoned PowerPlant in east germany... 1. PowerPlant T 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. PowerPlant T 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. PowerPlant T 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. PowerPlant T 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. PowerPlant T 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. PowerPlant T 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. PowerPlant T 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  7. lil place in my backyard... i've been coming to this spot for over a decade. tragically i've only picked up a camera a few years back. it's nice to be able to visit a location many times in the continuation of self improvement and documenting the destruction of a location. heres a few shots from over the past year: pano from last summer. i ran here one day as the sun set. i wanted to catch the lighting. belly of the boiler. behind the controls. another scrapper hard at work i see. test shop. looking down the next year would be sad times as kids from all over began to populate this place. i used to be able to walk around for weeks without running into a soul, and now there could be 30 kids here. in a short period of time shity taggers would desicrate the temple. angering the gods. even the snow doesnt cover that grime. she sure is a beauty tho. i've been to quite a few generating stations and none compare it felt like a train station grande hall. standing in the freezing cold taking a pic of snow falling (or ceiling) so ladylike everyones favorite hallway which was in a movie for 3 seconds. (relax-its photoshopped.....or is it???) until next time . . .
  8. How to post a report using Flickr Flickr seems to change every time the wind changes direction so here's a quick guide on how to use it to post a report... Step 1 - Explore and take pictures Step 2 - Upload your chosen pictures to Flickr like this.. Step 3 - Once your images are successfully uploaded to flickr choose a category for the location that you have visited... Step 4 - Then "Start New Topic".. You will then see this screen... Step 5 - Now you are ready to add the image "links", known as "BBcodes", which allow your images to display correctly on forums.. Step 6 - Then click "select" followed by "view on photo page".. Now select "Share" shown below.. Step 7-13 - You will then see this screen... Just repeat those steps for each image until you're happy with your report and click "submit topic"! You can edit your report for 24 hours after posting to correct errors. If you notice a mistake outside of this window contact a moderator and they will happily rectify the problem for you
  9. It seems this one was forgotten about for quite some time due to rumours that everything of interest had been removed, nope... its all still in there! One of my faves from this year... ...Lostock Power Station... Thanks for lookin' in folks...
  10. This hydro powerplant is part of a larger factory. The remainder of the factory is used for storage purposes today. Amongst other stuff you can find a Pinoccio-film set. I ignored Pinoccio and focussed on the power plant instead. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 This is how it apparently looked back in the days: Want more? -> http://www.industriesafari.de/Viewer/centrale_idro14/index.html
  11. I really love this kind of explores , huge industry powerplants and ..... WHen I got there I already knew the site , I've been there 3 times, but it was the first time I managed to get in this part . After a couple of hours we heared some noise , opened a door and BAM there was a security dude right in front of me luckily the door was an emergency door and could only be opened from my side. So I quickly closed it and searched my girlfriend and escaped !! We didn't get caught !! :) Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr Blue PowerPlant by Vancolen Kevin, on Flickr
  12. Set in a picturesque valley in southern Germany lies this abandoned paper mill with it's own power plant. It contains two turbine halls, two boiler houses and much much more. It's about as good as an industrial site can get, it's got everything. Visited with @extreme_ironing, @Andy, @MiaroDigital, Monkey and Christina. Massive thank you to Andy for letting us all sleep in his cave and making us packed lunches! Sorry it's a few months old but I've been a busy boy!! Recent reports suggest it's still pretty much in the same time capsule state now. Amazing place. 1. Turbines dating back as early as the 1920s 2. 3. 4. This turbine hall dates back to 1956 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. The control panel for the more modern of the two boiler houses 20. 21. 22. 23. The older of the two boiler houses 24. 25. 26. 27. Up on tit roof 28. 29. 30. What better than schnitzels and beers to finish off a killer day! Thanks for looking!
  13. Abandoned power plant and turbines _MG_7642 by puppet factory, on Flickr _MG_7649 by puppet factory, on Flickr _MG_7651 by puppet factory, on Flickr _MG_7654 by puppet factory, on Flickr _MG_7659 by puppet factory, on Flickr _MG_7671 by puppet factory, on Flickr
  14. One of many good explores on a weekend jolly to belgium with raw and a curious george and a non member, lots of cool stuff over there to be fair, we whizzed around here and it still took us about 5 hours, you could easily spend a good 12h day if not more in this place. Gotta love big buckets of rust like this, pipe porn galore, plenty of things to climb and generally just good fun, these sorts of places always remind me of robobcop for some reason, first thing was heading for the blast furnace and to be honest the top of the blast furnace was a bit bloody hairy, the platform had rusted away and there was holes everywhere and raw ripped a bit of handrail off just by grabbing it so didn't hang around on top too long! wandering around we were aware of some metal fairies stripping stuff out and avoiding them most the day until we decided to try getting into the turbine hall, needless to say they didn't speak a word of the queens but they tolerated us moseying around taking pics, sure they would have prefered us not there but at the end of the day none of us should have been in there so everyone ignored each other and carried the funk on. Wasn't too happy with my pics from here generally but think i got at least 1 decent shot of every part of the explore so still ended up pic heavy- i bashed my lens so focusing was a bitch and it's shooting pissed History Steelworks in Ougree and wharf on the river Meuse In 1809 the Fabrique de Fer d'Ougrée[note 1] (English: Iron factory of Ogree) was founded, and in 1834 converted into an integrated works.[1] In 1835 the Société des Charbonnages et Hauts-Fourneaux d'Ougrée (English: Coal and blast furnace company of Ougree) was founded.[1] In 1892 the two companies merged to form the Sociéte anonyme Ougrée, this then merged with the Société des Charbonnages de Marihaye (English: Coal company of Marihaye) in 1900 to form the Sociéte anonym Ougrée-Marihaye.[2] In 1905 it merged with the Sociéte anonyme des Hauts forneaux de Rodange (Rodange, Luxembourg). In 1929 it took over the SA des Charbonnages de Fontaine-l'Évêque (English: Coal company of Fontaine-l'Évêque),[3] and in 1931Alliance Monceau based in Monceau-sur-Sambre.[4] It was one of the primary metal producers in Belgium; by 1914 it operated 8 blast furnaces, and had a steel production capacity of 500,000 tonnes, producing semi and finished products such as bar, plate, beams and rails. German occuptation during the First World War brought much damage to the plant at Ougrée, after the war only two blast furnaces were operational; rebuilding took place between 1919 and 1924.[5] Also between 1905 and 1928 the company operated an industrial rack railway at one of its factories in Ougrée.[6] In 1923 in association with the Société de l'Air Liquide the company founded the Société Belge de l'Azote, based in Ougrée which produced syntheticammonia. The negative effects of the 1930s depression caused the company to require financial assistance; restructuring followed; in 1936 the company's facilities in Hainaut became a separate company Aciéries et Minières de la Sambre (AMS),[note 2][7] and in 1937 the Rodange plant became an independent entity as Minière et Métallurgique de Rodange (MMR)[5] In 1955 the company merged with the Société anonyme John Cockerill to form Cockerill-Ougrée.[8] Like i say pic heavy but massive awesome sites like this need lots of pics i think! Thanks for looking kids, play safe.
  15. Hi mates !! Here is another report I've made in an abandoned powerplant somewhere in Germany. Hope you'll like that ! - 1 - - 2 - - 3 - - 4 - - 5 - - 6 -
  16. Thanks a lot to Andy W for having us at his place over the weekend and to him and Miaro for showing us around. I've always wanted to check this place out and managed to find the location out awhile back, got to visit it as part of a little road trip with The_Raw and Monkey, along with our hosts Andy Winkler and Miaro Digital + friend. (is she on here?). The powerplant sits in an industrial site of sorts in a picturesque German valley, there's an old abandoned paper mill next door which I used to believe was the power station's reason for being, but now I'm assuming this was a stand alone power generation facility. Machinery was dating back to the 30's in places, and it's possibly older than that. There were two turbine halls with very distinct equipment located within each, along with a separate boiler house which I didn't photograph extensively but was quite fun to clamber around, the stairs in that building are probably going to collapse under someone soon.. The paper mill next door I didn't get a single picture of because we were mucking about trying to sneak into the live building next door, ended up exploring some completely unrelated tunnels round the corner. It's mostly cleared out, but if we hadn't been spoiled with so much industrial loveliness in the power plant it would probably have been more interesting. It has been covered elsewhere though. My pics are below, you can click on them for full res. The namesake control panel. This room was located just off from the older of the two turbine halls, full of old admin documents mostly, the roof is collapsed above here. The older of the two turbine halls. And the relatively newer one. A small laboratory. Industrial �$%& The chimney had been sawed off after only so high a climb unfortunately. The_Raw doing his selfie thing... it's not easy to show how precarious this was, we're several stories up and the platform he's on is only held in place by a loose firehose. ;/ I've not done it justice really.. well worth checking out if you're fond of old industry, loved exploring the place. Cheers for looking and thanks again Andy and Miaro.
  17. This was the largest thermal Powerstation in Belguim. Developed and upgraded over the years with more modern turbines. A huge site full of symmetry inside and out. This really is a cool location. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 6. Full set can be found here
  18. The penultimate site on my last Euro jaunt was this MONSTER... Easy in, splendid weather and I had the place to myself for the morning... Industrial porn of the HIGHEST calibre... BOSTIN!! Thanks for lookin in
  19. Now decommissioned, this was Belgium's largest thermal power station and is genuinely massive inside. The hugely impressive turbine hall shows how the power station was expanded to cope with increased demand with turbines from the 60's era up to more modern 90's beasts. I could have happily wandered around this colossus of heavy industry all day, but a tight schedule meant it was a much shorter visit, i still had time to stand and take in this monster of a place though. Report is a bit pic heavy but could have posted sooo much more so think yourself lucky ! Visited with Host.....Sammydoublewammy........Cloakedup ... ...
  20. Finally got a chance to pop out to do some photography after a hectic last few months (happy days)!! One location we visited on a long weekend to Europe was Powerplant-X. Bit of a mysterious name to this place but this seems to be what most people call it. It’s a relatively small part derelict (part live) PowerStation in Luxembourg consisting of a large turbine hall which seems to be partly in use and an older building full of walkways, gantries and pipes. On the small stroll between the two buildings one of our party spends a few seconds too long outside on the external shot and pays a heavy price as he’s busted by security (who then decide to call the police). After a couple of hours of shooting oily pipes and rusty stuff in the second building we finally decided to phone the missing person and lean the full story (he’d been calling my other phone back in the hotel).
  21. Evening all, Back to Belgium and this power plant was on our list during our last minute 56 hour trip. Apparently it was being demolished slowly in the week and was quiet on the weekend. So that's what we did, we visited it before we went back to the ferry which fell on the Sunday. After a bit of map reading, we found the right way to walk to it. Unfortunately, it was a good mile or so around a canal, boating lake and a golf course in order to get to the partly demolished bridge and in. After a bit of wandering and looking around, we found a way into the turbine hall and spent the majority of our time here as this was where a lot of the site was still intact. On further inspection, one of the turbines had been stripped and the blades were already downstairs ready for recycling. There seemed to be a hive of activity in the week here so we spent a good hour or so, wandering the hall and photographing what we could. A selection of the photos from this location are below. Thanks for looking in.
  22. When we were in Poland in June '12, we got a major opportunity to visit this awesome Powerplant… This power plant has been explored by many polish urbexers, even though it's still partly in use. They all managed to sneak in during the weekend, but unfortunately, when we in Poland, our weekend was already filled up with other obligations. So we decided to simply give them a call to see if there was an opportunity to visit it legally. After a few phone calls we managed to speak to the operations manager, who told us that visits are simply not allowed, unless you have a written approval from the plant owners. (A finnish company) Fortunately for us, she told us that the next day a group of photographers from France were coming in, after they spent about 2 months trying to get the approvals and permits. The only problem was that she needed to show them around and explain the history of the plant to them in English… She wasn't very happy to do this, so we could make her a nice deal; We'll translate your story from Polish to English, if we can join the tour... Luckily for us, she accepted the deal.. Since we were about 400km away from the plant when we called them, we needed to wake up early and leave at 3.30am in order to make it to the plant on time.. Luckily we made it and could spent a good few hours wondering around this awesome location. A bit of history; The coal fired combined Heat and Power Plant has been an landmark for Bytom since it was opened on 29 November 1920. The investor and the first owner of the power plant was the German company Schaffgotsh Bergwerksgesellschaft GmbH, belonging to the Upper Silesian family line of the Schaffgotschs. With an output of 100 MW power it once belonged amongst the greatest combined power plants in Europe. The 2 chimney's of the plant, reaching 120 meters into the air, are Europe's highest brick chimney's without additional support, still standing today. When we visited, the lady told us the plant would be decommissioned in the first quarter of 2013, as all production would be taken over by a new nearby plant. Hopefully we'll be able to stop by quickly next time we're in Poland, since there were still a few areas we didn't get to see.. Here are a couple of the shots I managed to take in this awesome location: 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# 6# 7# 8# 9# 10# A few more shots available on my Flickr page! http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexosaurus/ Thanks 4 watching!!
  23. Yeah its me again Recent trip into this well known powerplant in Belgium. Had some fun with the Romanian Gypsy metal thieves in here but we managed about an hour before they started getting nasty (or appeared to - as they spoke no English). We covered the cooling tower on the last day of tour but really wanted the control room but had to make do with some shots from the turbine halls which are below. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Thanks for looking in.