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Cockerill Sambre power plant, Chaleroi, Belgium - March 2020


Nathan.H

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This famous abandoned power plant dates back to the beginning of the XXth century and houses some very old generators which make it particularly interesting. Even if this place havec been photographed again and again I realy wanted to see it from my own eyes, as it is extremely rare to find such old machinery. The plant is made of two turbine halls, the older one housing two ACEC Rotary Converters, two turbo-alternators and an ACEC blower, and the other one contain 3 ACEC turbines. I don't know where the steam was produced as I have not seen any boilers, they probably have been demolished. The future of this building is uncertain and it will probably be demolished, which is a shame knowing how historical the machinery it houses is...

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The rotary ronverters have been damaged by metal thieves

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The two Rotary Converters and turbines, symmetrically positioned

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The Rotary Converters and the ACEC blower

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Old damaged controls

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The blower engine with it's beautiful ACEC logo


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The second hall, where the turbines seems to have been spared by the scrappers for now.

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I noticed that the ACEC metal logos have been stolen


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Transformers room

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Switch room

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Warning signs
 

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zombizza

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Lovely, I really couldnt find the second smaller second hall whilst I was there! which end is it?!
How is the rest of the place looking? Are they tearing mroe of it down?
 

Nathan.H

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Lovely, I really couldnt find the second smaller second hall whilst I was there! which end is it?!
How is the rest of the place looking? Are they tearing mroe of it down?
Yeah the demolition is still progressing, now there is almost nothing left of the steel mill. There are only the blast furnace, power plant and train workshops left. I think I will do a report about it soon.
And the second turbine hall is this building:
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zombizza

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Yeah,
I could not find a way in. Its an amazing town. I so want to see something like this again
 

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