Terre Rouge Silos and Central Thermique, Luxembourg

Terre Rouge and Central Thermique, Luxembourg

Terre Rouge was a large steel works in Luxembourg. The iron-ore silos remain with a nice reflection in the water below, and the sites power plant, Central Thermique remains.

Visited May 2015  Luxembourg Luxembourg Abandoned

History of Terre Rouge and Central Thermique

Terre Rouge was a huge iron works in Luxembourg. The factory opened in 1872, as one of may in the area, and was upgraded to produce steel in the 1880s.

The steel industry in the area flourished and Luxembourg became one of Europe’s largest manufactures of steel. In the 1950s it was discovered that the gasses released during the melting of iron during steel production could be used to produce electricity. The Central Thermique power station was built in 1951 specifically to utilise this ground-breaking technique.

During the 1990s Luxembourg saw a decline in the steel industry and the blast furnaces throughout the region began to close. Central Thermique ultimately also closed down, one day after the last blast furnace ceased production in 1997.

Nowadays all that remains of Terre Rouge is the power plant and and the iron-ore silos, abandoned and derelict.

Turbine Hall

Central Thermique, Luxembourg - View down the turbine hall
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – View down the turbine hall
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Turbine covered in graffiti
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Turbine covered in graffiti
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Turbine
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Turbine
 
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Turbine Hall
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Turbine Hall
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Turbine Hall viewed from the end
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Turbine Hall viewed from the end

 

Boiler House

Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Giant steel walls of the boiler
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Giant steel walls of the boiler
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Looking up at huge pipes in the boiler house
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Looking up at huge pipes in the boiler house
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Boiler face
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Boiler face
 
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Pipes
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Pipes
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Pipes and tanks
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Pipes and tanks

 

Control Room

Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Panels in the control room
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Panels in the control room
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Control Room
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Control Room
 
Central Thermique, Luxembourg - Control panels
Central Thermique, Luxembourg – Control panels

 

Terre Rouge Iron Ore Silos

Terre Rouge, Luxembourg - Iron Ore Silos
Terre Rouge, Luxembourg – Iron Ore Silos
Terre Rouge, Luxembourg - Silo reflections
Terre Rouge, Luxembourg – Silo reflections
 
Terre Rouge, Luxembourg - Silos and water
Terre Rouge, Luxembourg – Silos and water
Terre Rouge, Luxembourg - The silos make great reflections in the water below
Terre Rouge, Luxembourg – The silos make great reflections in the water below

 

Further viewing
If you liked this report please also check out Proj3ct M4yh3m's Terre Rouge and Central Thermique Report or Darbians' Terre Rouge Report on their websites.
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