CSGD Steel Works, Belgium

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium

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

Visited August 2015  Belgium Belgium Abandoned

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.

CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - A smelting pot of light
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – A smelting pot of light
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Industrial structure
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Industrial structure
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Ladle and equipment
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Ladle and equipment
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Ladles and cranes
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Ladles and cranes
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Ladle in the light
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Ladle in the light
 
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Light beams
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Light beams
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Machinery (I have no idea what this does!)
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Machinery (I have no idea what this does!)
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Machine
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Machine
 
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Line of ladles
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Line of ladles
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Line of ladles
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Line of ladles
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Everything still in place
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Everything still in place
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Masses of machinery
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Masses of machinery
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Rollers
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Rollers
 
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Heavy lifting gear
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Heavy lifting gear
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium - Tipping platform
CSGD Steel Works, Belgium – Tipping platform
Author: Andy Kay | Facebook | Flickr | Instagram

Leave a reply