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Report - Mobil Oil, Birkenhead - March 2012

Session9

A life backwards
28DL Full Member
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History
Opened in the 1930's as an oil terminal and blending plant, production was mostly based around refining and blending oils for marine, automotive and industrial use (including exporting these as a far as Australia). The site was heavily damaged by bombing during the second world war. The plant was then extensively rebuilt in the 1950's including a new oil blending hall in a purpose built building, covered tanker loading bay, extensive storage areas and a large three storey building for grease production. Production ceased around 2001, transferred to a new facility at Coryton.

The explore
This one had been on my wish list for sometime and proved to be a relaxed explore, though in hindsight, it would probably be a good idea not to explore alone here. Due to time, the grease production plant and the large warehouse were flagged.

For industrial lovers, this is a must see site!


On with the phots:
Outside.jpg



Sign.jpg

I will try and stick to the walkway...


Loading.jpg



Blending.jpg



Tanks.jpg



Pipes.jpg



Radialpipes.jpg



Cleanwalkway.jpg



Dial.jpg



Dirtywalkway.jpg

Mmmm. Think i'll choose another way!


Barrelarea.jpg



Processoils.jpg



Outsideswitches.jpg



Holeinfloor.jpg



Warehouse.jpg

If only there was a market for plastic trunking...this floor would be mint!


Phonehood.jpg



Pipeoperation.jpg



Endpipes.jpg



Window.jpg



Warehousereflection.jpg



Extanks.jpg



Me.jpg



And so, it was back to the city centre for a good old KFC, but tonight, served with an added portion of the black gold!

Thanks for looking :)
 

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