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Report - Octel Bromine Works - Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales - January 2022


MK83

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History - Built around 1950 the Octel Bromine works produced bromine from sea water, the bromine was used to produce one of the main chemicals used in the production of anti-knock fluid. Anti-knock fluid is blended with petrol to prevent knock within an engine which can lead to damage and loss of performance. In 1989 the site was purchased by Great Lakes chemical corporation, an American bromine company. Great lakes were a specialist bromine company while the previous owner Octel only used bromine for the production of fuel additives. In september 2003 Great lakes chemical corporation signed a contact with Dead sea bromine in Israel, while bromine was present in the seawater at Amlwch at 65 parts per million in the dead sea it is present at 14,000 parts per million. This deal lead to Great lakes deciding to close the Amlwch plant in 2004.

Explore - We had a look at this place as we'd seen it crop up in a few places and it's only 10 minutes down the road from the Porth Wen brickworks which we had explored earlier that morning. The site has been heavily trashed as in a sorry state compared to early reports but the industrial sections are still really interesting. We didn't really bother with many of the office buildings as they are heavily vandalised so while we had a look around them there wasn't much to photograph.


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Thanks for looking.
 

Mikeymutt

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Nice report mate. It's amazing how quickly this place went downhill. You got some decent shots of it. I always wanted to see that decaying medical room here.
 

MK83

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Nice report mate. It's amazing how quickly this place went downhill. You got some decent shots of it. I always wanted to see that decaying medical room here.
Cheers. Everything inside the buildings has been smashed to bits tbh. I've rarely seen this amount of destruction. The industrial sections are decent though.
 

cunningcorgi

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Jeeze...I thought it was well fucked when I killed a few hours there before going for the ferry a good few years ago.

Even worse now !

Nicely captured.
 

MK83

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Jeeze...I thought it was well fucked when I killed a few hours there before going for the ferry a good few years ago.

Even worse now !

Nicely captured.
It's really fooked. The buildings are completely ripped apart inside. Quite dissappointing compared to some of the older photo's.
 

Ethan Johnson

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insane to know what the octal looks like these days. u se to live really close to there. did you explore the community centre whilst you were there?
 

MK83

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Great report. You make it into the locker room ? Is that trashed
Cheers, We saw the lockers, their still there but like every other room in the place someones had a good go at it!
 

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