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Lead or Rumour info - Central Thermique (LUX) demolition

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by Beaker, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Beaker

    Beaker 28DL Regular User
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    Built in 1951, the power plant of Esch-sur-Alzette produced electricity from blast furnace gas. The site was owned by Arbed. It worked until the day after the final closure of the last blast furnace in Belval (29 August 1997). He has since abandoned. Today it belongs to ArcelorMittal which decides its future. After months or years of discussions, the old industrial building came into demolition phase.

    Conversion projects were mentioned but were deemed too expensive. It is now too late to turn back.

    The demolition work is expected to continue over 18 months. Also 8000 tons of steel scrap to be progressively removed from the site and should be reused and transformed in electric furnaces of ArcelorMittal.

    The fate of the lens Terres Rouges therefore remains unclear. However, a private contractor would be interested in the place to build a stadium for the football clubs Youth and Fola, according to Alderman Henry Hinterscheid (LSAP) who spoke on Friday the project, during the session of the municipal council.

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