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.

Central Electrique Ohm, Power Station, Belgium
 

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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.

Our Visit
Classic industrial sites that are in good condition are one of my favourite places to visit, so I was looking forward to this one. Although some of the old turbines have been removed, the original 1912 ones that remain are in amazing condition, are very different to ones I have seen before. I really enjoyed this visit with Spider Monkey, Kiegaffe9 and Val from Val's Darkroom.

 

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - One of the old generators

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Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – One of the old generators

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - The larger generator viewed from top

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Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – The larger generator viewed from top

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Close-up of coils

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Central Electrique Ohm – Close-up of coils

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Ammeter dial

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Central Electrique Ohm – Ammeter dial

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Back view

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Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Back view

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - All three generators

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Central Electrique Ohm – All three generators

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Top view

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Central Electrique Ohm – Top view

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Side view of the smaller engine

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Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Side view of the smaller engine

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Ammeter dial on generator

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Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Ammeter dial on generator

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Generator detail

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Central Electrique Ohm – Generator detail

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - View from control panel

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Central Electrique Ohm – View from control panel

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Control panels

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Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Control panels

Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium - Switch room

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Central Electrique Ohm, Belgium – Switch room

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