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Report - Centrale De Schneider Power Station, France - January 2016

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by AndyK, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. AndyK

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    Added this straight onto the map for our next Euro trip as soon as I saw @jST's report pop up. Headed over with @SpiderMonkey for a weekend of Euro powerstationing. This place had some seriously huge turbonnage!

    History

    Opening in the late 1950s Centrale De Schneider was a coal-fired power station in France. The original configuration two turbines made by Cie Electro-Mecanique (the French subsidiary of Brown Boveri) was expanded in the 1970s with the addition of a Rateau-Schneider generator set, bringing the total capacity up to half a gigawatt. The Electro-Mecanique turbines were retired in the early 1990s and all the associated equipment has since been removed. The power station ceased generation a few years ago when the Rateau-Schneider was also taken offline.

    The big blue Rateau-Schneider

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    The big oranage Electro-Mecanique's

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    The yellow control room

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    Boiler House

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    Nice find man! ;)
     

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  2. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Funny fucker :D nice shirt and nice shots of the place mate :thumb
     
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  3. jST

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    Ha - Nice t-shirt, can I have one?

    That last shot is absolutely mint! Couldn't figure out a way behind the big trippy blue wall, assume that's where the boiler gear was? Doesn't look like much has gone on since November, interesting that the other chaps who went were treated to a lit up turbine hall.
     
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    The chimney shot is what caps the a fantastic report full of amazing shots! Nice one, dude!
     
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  5. BrainL

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    Quality as always mate!!! :)
     
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  6. bhg

    bhg In Search of Lost Time
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    Astonishing photographs as always.
    Love it!
     
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    Great pics! Especially the last one. LOL!
     
  8. darbians

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    Ha ha, I didn't spot that on the JST-shirt straight away. Great set of pics. Place looks awesome.
     
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