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Report - Diesel Power Plant, Belgium - February 2016

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by The_Raw, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    This is an abandoned diesel fuelled power station in Belgium with black start capability. Black start means it could be used to restore power in an electric power station at short notice in the event of a major power failure or blackout basically. A few of us had a look at this around a year ago but the only way we were getting in was by abseiling from the roof and we didn't have any gear with us, or the skills more to the point. As we left I was attacked by a sheep which rammed me up the ass, twice. I've never seen a sheep with so much venom. Anyway a year later I returned with @extreme_ironing, @Maniac and @merryprankster and this time we went better prepared. Awesome place, far better than we'd expected. The control room was the highlight but loads of other cool stuff in there too. Comedy moment of the day was when I tried getting the attention of one of the others by shouting 'Ello' in a French accent and Maniac completely freaked out thinking someone was in there looking for us. He still thinks there's someone in there looking for us now! It was ME ok!!! Hats off to him and extreme_ironing for mission impossibling it in and opening the door for the rest of us, also to @Bigjobs and @Paradox for the inspiration. Afterwards we rewarded ourselves with some well deserved Belgian brown meat in brown sauce before taking Maniac to get himself electrocuted elsewhere.
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    Also here's a short video taken by @extreme_ironing of how it all went down....

     
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  2. PatientTheory

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    Those dangling legs :D
    Really crisp photos, love the control room look!
     
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    Marvelous, glad you left that door open :-)
     
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    First time I've seen this place covered properly!
     
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    Good work. I'm glad we didn't have to do that!
     
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    Glad I didn't have to do it either! :D
     
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    Looks like pipe porn to me :) cool video!
     
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    The abseiling made it for me here!
     
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    Yeah I was pretty jealous I have to admit, need to learn how to do that shit soon. Another rope day coming up that I can't make :(
     
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    Amazing control rooms then!! The industrial stuff around Europe looks incredible!! Great report mate :)
     
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    I guess like all addictions, you have to keep upping the dose in order to get the same high.
     
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    That looks worth the wait mate ,as for the sheep it loved you and it was having you one way or another

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    That's awesome, really like the look of this place. #14 is a winner.
     
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    Bloody hell mate! You find every industrial beauty going - Hats off to you son, good job, great report and amazing photos as always.
     
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