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Report - U4 blower house/power plant, France - 2019/2020


Nathan.H

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History

This plant was used to provide pressuried air to the nearby blast furnaces using turbo-blowers (steam turbines coupled to a compressors) and electricity. I've not found much about it's history on internet exept that it dates back to the 1930's and shut down with the blast furnaces in 1991. One of the blast furnaces is preserved and opened to public, and luckily the restoration of the blower house is planned too, although it is currently on hold due to lack of funding.

Exploration:

I have been in this place multiple times as I live not very far from it, and I realy like the atmosphere of this building. It is a great exemple of 1930's industrial architecture, a lot of effort have been put in it just to make it look nice. Luckily there is not much graffiti or vandalism even if it is abandoned for nearly 30 years.

The turbines hall

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Overwiew of the turbine hall, with the mezzanine control room

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In the morning the sun light fall right on the blowers

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Control desk

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One of the turbo blowers


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This blower is the only one powered by an electric engine

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Overwiew of the turbine hall

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The main control desk


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Electrical panels

Boiler house

This is where steam was produced for the turbines

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The boilers

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Between two boilers


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Top of the boilers

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Boilers contol room
 
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Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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That`s so nice. Good examples of old industrial architecture. 30 yrs abandoned and its almost intact, astounding really. So much to take in. Love it :thumb
 

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