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Report - Powerplant Gigawatt - Belgium. March 2014.

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by jST, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. jST

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    Not much to say really here… Geo and I had been exceedingly intimated by this plant back last November on our brief Belgian Road trip due to 3.30am darkness, mud, little vans driving round on the site and lots and lots of lights on…

    FF> to March when a little more forward planning was applied and one sunny Saturday afternoon, Geo, Derphaus, Cregg and I found ourselves inside this overwhelmingly huge Power Station.

    Belgium’s largest Thermal Power Station. Now powered down following years of expansion which can be seen in the turbine hall, with the first turbines being commissioned in the mid 60’s and the last, the late 90’s. As demands grew, so did the capacity of the plant resulting in an array of 5 T/G from Escher Wyss Oerlikon of Zürich with ACEC (Charleroi) drivers / shafts and BBC controls / inlets.

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    Interesting to see the commonality between the power plants of Belgium, the later T/G (BBC / ACEC from 1997/8) were identical as those seen at Maybach, whilst the Oerlikon/BBC/ACEC duo from the 70’s were the same as the single red and blue monster at IM.

    I fucking love European Turbines. I love their setting, their stance and how buildings and circulatory tiled spaces have been designed specifically around them. Seeing the efforts from our Manchester friends in the UK was enough to spur us on to do this:

    Electrabel had attempted to apply modern methods of heat recovery from flue gas and all manner of biomass thingy bobs prior to closure but the 2015 EU Large Combustion Plant Directive had all but killed off any hope of it becoming anywhere near “sustainable”.

    We spent a long while here, I tried to get to the roof to get an overview of the site but got hopelessly lost and frustrated in the enormous maze of dead end staircases and walkways in the boiler house so you’ll have to make do with these photos I’m afraid, it was also the only time I've got the 135mm prime out inside a building:

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    Boiler houses. Complete with an extremely loud buzzing 2200v mega box which made my chest feel funny when I went near it.

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    Extra special thanks to these three for being absolutely mint in every way shape and form.

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  2. Lenston

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    Re: Powerplant Gigawatt, Belgium. March 2014.

    Some cracking images there mate and some interesting info :thumb
     
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    My god man.


    This is fucking mega. I'm not really privy to the European turbonz club, so its an absolute pleasure to see this. <3
     
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    Re: Powerplant Gigawatt, Belgium. March 2014.

    See.
     
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    That's the way to do it!
     
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    Filth just pure filth….i love it.
     
  7. Collingwood

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    Fuckadoodledoo....that is sexy as...
     
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    Well you just broek urbecks.
     
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    Re: Powerplant Gigawatt, Belgium. March 2014.

    Rather fucking good that !
     
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    Re: Powerplant Gigawatt, Belgium. March 2014.

    Things like this make me want to Belgium.

    That takes some doing, I have to tell you, so well done mate :thumb
     
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    Re: Powerplant Gigawatt, Belgium. March 2014.

    FACQ!!!!! Now that's a set that would make little Jimmy proud

    C FOR THE LOVELY WORDS

    Sally x
     
  12. Camera Shy

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    Re: Powerplant Gigawatt, Belgium. March 2014.

    Nobody does it better, as that song says. Perfection
     
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    Re: Powerplant Gigawatt, Belgium. March 2014.

    Bwown Bwovwewi, pieps, wet rusty Gosling fetishists... Could this reportage be any more sex?
     
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    Very lovely. When I saw there was a sploor toor ongoing I thought you might be going to switzerland :)
     
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    Awesome as always boss, can't wait to see this place.
     
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