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Report - Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory - Belgium, June 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Paradox, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Paradox

    Paradox 28DL Regular User
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    Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud factory Belgium June 2014

    Visited with Bigjobs, drhowser and GAJ.


    I don't know a great deal about Power Stations, how they work or which bit does what. However, I do know they have cooling
    towers of awesome loveliness, pipes - lots and lots of pipes, and if you're lucky they also still have turbines :D
    and I happen to really really like, cooling towers, pipes and turbines!

    So, when I found out that our latest escapade, in the form of a rally across Europe, was also going to include a few non-rally
    related activities, such as, maybe a Power Station or two I felt like a kid in a sweet shop and my inner geek almost went
    into meltdown.

    Belgium appears to be full of decomissioned Power Stations and as our first check-in for the rally was in Belgium, it would
    have been rude of us not to have a mooch about in the Gigawatt Power Plant on the way.

    I can't find a great deal about the history of Power Plant, mainly due to the fact that I only know it as Gigawatt Power
    Plant/The Cloud Factory and google told me lots of stuff about clouds and gigawatts but nothing about the plant, however I
    have gleaned the following tiny bit of history from other reports here and on the internet.

    We didn't spend too long here as people were working on the site, so we took a few pics and left.



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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Very nice!
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Excellent :)
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Great shots as always :D

    Bonus was finding the turtle on the way in.
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    you mean this one.......


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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Nice photies, gotta love pipeyness but dials and gauges do it for me too
    this :thumb
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    also a belated Happy birthday :)
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    It's a fucking tortoise..

    Photos are really nice too!
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Lol @ Turtoise.

    Luks liek fun u guyz
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Lovely pipes and turbines! Sounds like a great trip too :)
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Engineer Porn!!
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Nice one matey..shots are proper decent :D
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Lovely shots there as usual mate :)
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    OK, looked into it, it's a yellow footed tortoise.
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Absolutely beautiful pics, well done :)
     
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    Re: Gigawatt Power Plant/The Cloud Factory. Belgium June 2014.

    Thanks for the comments folks, always much appreciated :)
     
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