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Report - IM Cooling Tower & Power Station - Belgium, September 2014



The_Raw

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Regular User
#1
This disused power station was once a coal-fired monster. Owned by Belgium's Electrobel it was mothballed in the early 2000s and then finally taken out of service in 2006 and is currently being demolished. With demolition well under way this might be the last we see of this beast. The cooling tower may live on to see another day however and is definitely one of those sites that has to be seen with your own eyes. We had a decent mooch around in there and crawled through the mud to get underneath and then set about crossing the bridge of feral cats towards the power station. We had to dodge the demo team to get inside, they appeared to be pulling it down from the bottom up as the ground floor was mainly stripped out, this caused a lot of dust in the air. We spent a couple of hours inside until the level of dust got too much and made our way out with minimal fuss. It was a shame we didn't find the control room but we saw a lot of other cool stuff and it was a great start to our weekend. Hope you enjoy the pics and thanks to the rest of the crew for making this a great trip! ;)

Looking up from the entrance
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Elliot snapping away
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No Black Gloves?
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Too cool for school or too camp for camp?
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Heading for the power station
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Quick shaky shot as we ran past the turbine to hide from workers below.....
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Pipes and Art Deco windows
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Looking down, the worker's van just visible....
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Loved this bit of graff
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Looking out above the conveyor belt shafts
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Inside the conveyor belt shaft
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You could see 3 or 4 storeys directly beneath your feet through these wobbly walkways
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The view of the Cooling Tower from the roof
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Overlooking the worker's van in the turbine hall
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The Lab
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Last but not least some turbine shots....
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Wish we could've had a closer look at these but there was too much of a risk of getting seen unfortunately
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Thanks for looking :thumb
 

soylent green

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Regular User
#2
Great report TR! I visited this place a couple of years ago and i would love to go back, if only to try the fisheye lens out, underneath the cooling tower:). Top stuff:thumb
 

ACID- REFLUX

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28DL Full Member
#7
Top stuff mate as usual, very nice pics :thumbs

Nice to see inside the place, for some reason we were on the other side of the River counting the Demo vehicles & CCTV cameras in the entrance & car park area :banghead :)

And too camp for school :D