Alienworks – Abandoned Power Plant, France

A small power plant with five old, well preserved turbines. Dating back to the 1930, the plant was part of a large iron works site.

Alienworks Power Plant, Belgium
 

The Alienworks Power Plant is an old but quite well preserved power plant in France. Dating back to the 1930s the five turbines remain in good condition, but unfortunately have been covered with a little bit of graffiti. All five turbines are a different design, and are all different sizes. Presumably they had been added at different times to serve specific purposes.

The control room is located on a mezzanine floor overlooking the turbine hall, with a sweeping curved staircase at either side.

The power plant was part of a once huge and very busy iron works. Most of the site has now been demolished or redeveloped, but the power station remains, along with one blast furnace that is now used as museum.

Our Visit
I really enjoyed this visit – stepping into the turbine hall was like entering a time-capsule of turbines. All the different designs were interesting to see. Visited with Proj3ct M4yh3m, Darbains and Kriegaffe9.

 

Alienworks - View down the turbine hall
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Alienworks – View down the turbine hall

Alienworks - Staircase curves down into turbine hall
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Alienworks – Staircase curves down into turbine hall

Alienworks - Turbines and control panels
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Alienworks – Turbines and control panels

Alienworks - Decaying turbine
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Alienworks – Decaying turbine

Alienworks - Turbine hall viewed from control balcony with iron railings
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Alienworks – Turbine hall viewed from control balcony with iron railings

Alienworks - Turbines behind railings
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Alienworks – Turbines behind railings

Alienworks - Brown Boveri Turbine
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Alienworks – Brown Boveri Turbine

Alienworks - Side view of turbine
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Alienworks – Side view of turbine

Alienworks - Gauges on control panel
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Alienworks – Gauges on control panel

Alienworks - Old decaying machinery and equipment
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Alienworks – Old decaying machinery and equipment

Alienworks - The control room is on a mezzanine floor
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Alienworks – The control room is on a mezzanine floor

Alienworks - Control panels
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Alienworks – Control panels

Alienworks - Curved control room
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Alienworks – Curved control room

Alienworks - Equipment in the boiler house
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Alienworks – Equipment in the boiler house

Alienworks - The boiler house was full of pipes and machines
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Alienworks – The boiler house was full of pipes and machines

 

Further viewing
If you liked this report please also check out Darbians' Alien Works report or Proj3ct M4yh3m's Alien Works report on their websites.

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