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Report - American Power Plant, Kangerlussuaq - Greenland, October 2014

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  1. Generic_Name

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    Whilst on my travels in Greenland I received a tip off from a local that there was an abandoned power station on the other side of town. As is often the case with abandoned places the barbed wire and dilapidated features gave the building away.

    Only a broader history is available on this one: In 1941 the Americans occupied Greenland and constructed an airbase in Kangerlussuaq (and in several other places along the coast of Greenland) after Denmark was invaded by the Germans in World War 2. The airbase was used by the Americans until 1992, where it was then handed over to Greenland where it continues to operate today as the nations main international air hub.

    There is no documentation on the power plant itself, however a new power plant has been constructed to replace it. The signage is all in english and the machinery is very similar in its construction and colouring to another, second smaller abandoned power plant I visited during my stay in Kangerlussuaq. As such it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine that this facility (which is very close to the airport perimeter) powered the air base and barracks.

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  2. drhowser

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    Re: American Power Plant, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland), October 2014

    Nice! Did you happen to see who the engines were made by?
     
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    Re: American Power Plant, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland), October 2014

    Great stuff, good start on 28.
     
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    Re: American Power Plant, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland), October 2014

    This is good!
     
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    Re: American Power Plant, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland), October 2014

    Looks good to me ;)
     
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    Re: American Power Plant, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland), October 2014

    Very nice mate and some serious valves going on there, thanks for posting it up :)
     
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    Real nice selection here.
     
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