Central Electrique Ohm Power Station, Belgium

Central Electrique Ohm, Power Station, Belgium

A small power plant in Belgium that houses three classic turbines from the early 1900s. The turbine hall has been restored to a high standard.

Visited August 2015  Belgium Belgium Restored

Central Electrique Ohm is a small power plant in Belgium built in 1912 to supply electricity to the surrounding iron works. As the site grew to become one of Belgium’s largest metal factories it was considered beneficial to supply their own electricity. A turbine hall was built in the industrial revolution style.

As the area saw a decline in the iron industry the power station became defunct. The building was protected as a monument in 1999 still contains three original turbines which have been restored to a high standard. The renovated turbine hall is now used as a unique events space.

 

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - One of the old generators
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – One of the old generators
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - The larger generator viewed from top
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – The larger generator viewed from top
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Close-up of coils
Central Electrique Ohm – Close-up of coils
 
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Ammeter dial
Central Electrique Ohm – Ammeter dial
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Back view
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Back view
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - All three generators
Central Electrique Ohm – All three generators
 
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Top view
Central Electrique Ohm – Top view
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Side view of the smaller engine
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Side view of the smaller engine
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Ammeter dial on generator
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Ammeter dial on generator
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Generator detail
Central Electrique Ohm – Generator detail
 
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - View from control panel
Central Electrique Ohm – View from control panel
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Control panels
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Control panels
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Switch room
Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Switch room
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