Alienworks – Abandoned Power Plant, France

Alienworks Power Plant, Belgium

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.

Visited May 2015  France France Abandoned

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.

Alienworks - View down the turbine hall
Alienworks – View down the turbine hall
Alienworks - Staircase curves down into turbine hall
Alienworks – Staircase curves down into turbine hall
Alienworks - Turbines and control panels
Alienworks – Turbines and control panels
 
Alienworks - Decaying turbine
Alienworks – Decaying turbine
Alienworks - Turbine hall viewed from control balcony with iron railings
Alienworks – Turbine hall viewed from control balcony with iron railings
Alienworks - Turbines behind railings
Alienworks – Turbines behind railings
Alienworks - Brown Boveri Turbine
Alienworks – Brown Boveri Turbine
 
Alienworks - Side view of turbine
Alienworks – Side view of turbine
Alienworks - Gauges on control panel
Alienworks – Gauges on control panel
Alienworks - Old decaying machinery and equipment
Alienworks – Old decaying machinery and equipment
Alienworks - The control room is on a mezzanine floor
Alienworks – The control room is on a mezzanine floor
Alienworks - Control panels
Alienworks – Control panels
 
Alienworks - Curved control room
Alienworks – Curved control room
Alienworks - Equipment in the boiler house
Alienworks – Equipment in the boiler house
Alienworks - The boiler house was full of pipes and machines
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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