CSGD Steel Works, Belgium

A huge abandoned steel works in Belgium with everything left behind.

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium
 

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History of the abandoned CSGD Steel Works

Steel has been produced at this site since 1836 and the founding company was independent until 1966 when it merged with the Cockerill family of companies who owned many sites throughout France and Belgium.

The plant used liquid steel production techniques and was linked to the neighbouring HF4 blast furnace.

In the 1980s the French plants were closed down and CSGD was left on its own and continued to produce steel until 2008. The global downturn of steel markets saw the site cease production and it was placed on standby. Plans were made to re-open the site three years later, however production never resumed due to a failed merger and the plant was finally closed in 2012.

Our Visit
After climbing the blast furnace, the CSGD steel works was the second part of the site we visited. The facility is huge and all the equipment was still in place. There were some amazing light beams inside the building as the scorching sun shone through the many holes in the roof. Visited with Spider Monkey, Kiegaffe9 and Val from Val's Darkroom.
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - A smelting pot of light

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – A smelting pot of light

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Industrial structure

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Industrial structure

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Ladle and equipment

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Ladle and equipment

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Ladles and cranes

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Ladles and cranes

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Ladle in the light

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Ladle in the light

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Light beams

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Light beams

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Machinery (I have no idea what this does!)

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Machinery (I have no idea what this does!)

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Machine

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Machine

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Line of ladles

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Line of ladles

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Line of ladles

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Line of ladles

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Everything still in place

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Everything still in place

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Masses of machinery

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Masses of machinery

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Rollers

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Rollers

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Heavy lifting gear

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Heavy lifting gear

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Tipping platform

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CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Tipping platform

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