S.M. Steel Works, Belgium

A modern steel works in Belgium that has only recently closed. Lights, computers and machines still operate around the site.

SM Steel Works, Belgium
 

S.M. is a steel works in Belgium that has only recently closed. In contrast to other steel works I have visited, SM was very clean and tidy. There was lots of equipment still running around the site, computers still turned on in the control rooms displaying the status of various processes on multiple screens – the place looks like workers could walk in and start making steal at any time.

Our Visit
This was a very enjoyable visit with Spider Monkey, Kiegaffe9 and Val from Val's Darkroom – the entire place seemed liked workers could come back and resume steel production at any minute. Various personal possessions from the ex-workers were still scattered around and even a radio was still playing in the main control room!

 

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - An industrial mountain

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – An industrial mountain

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - View down the main production area

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – View down the main production area

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Production area

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Production area

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Small control room

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Small control room

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Machinery for working with the newly produced steel

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Machinery for working with the newly produced steel

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Control station still turned on and ready to be used

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Control station still turned on and ready to be used

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Electric Arc furnace

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Electric Arc furnace

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Dark control room

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Dark control room

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Newspapers and safety glasses left behind by workers

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Newspapers and safety glasses left behind by workers

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Control panel

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Control panel

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Process control computer

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Process control computer

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Control room still had a radio playing

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Control room still had a radio playing

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Control room with lots of computers sill running

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Control room with lots of computers sill running

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Computer display

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Computer display

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Rolling mill control room

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Rolling mill control room

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Steel production area

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Steel production area

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Wheel barrow and machinery

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Wheel barrow and machinery

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Rolling mill from above

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Rolling mill from above

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Rolling mill production line

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Rolling mill production line

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - After production the steel would make its way through the rolling mill production lines

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – After production the steel would make its way through the rolling mill production lines

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Machinery in the rolling mill

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Machinery in the rolling mill

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Row of machines

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Row of machines

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Lifting and cooling equipment

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Lifting and cooling equipment

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium - Heavy lifting equipment in the rolling mill

S.M. Steel Works, Belgium – Heavy lifting equipment in the rolling mill





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