Centrale De Schneider Power Plant, France
A 1950s power station in France containing three huge turbine and generator sets. The plant closed in 2013.
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History of Centrale De Schneider Power Station
Opening in the late 1950s Centrale De Schneider was a coal-fired power station in France. The original configuration two turbines made by Cie Electro-Mecanique (the French subsidiary of Brown Boveri) was expanded in the 1970s with the addition of a Rateau-Schneider generator set, bringing the total capacity up to half a gigawatt. The Electro-Mecanique turbines were retired in the early 1990s and all the associated equipment has since been removed. The power station ceased generation a few years ago when the Rateau-Schneider was also taken offline.
Rateau Schneider Turbines and Generator set
Cie Electro-Mecanique Turbine Sets