Tarquinia Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy

Tarquinia Hydro Power Plant Italy

A small hydroelectric power plant in Italy that has been abandoned for some time. Two decayed turbines remain inside.

Visited June 2018 Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy Abandoned, derelict

Centrale Idroelettrica is a little hydro power station on the outskirts of Tarquinia. The plant, which sits alone on the bank of the Marta River was built to provide electricity to the neighbouring Tarquinia Paper Mill. The plant contains two small hydroelectric turbines to generate electricity, with a control panel spanning one end wall. A channel from the river directed the water below the building and through the turbines. The channel is now overgrown and home to a few frogs. The power station and paper mill have been closed for many years.

Hydro Power Plant, Italy - One of the turbines in front of the control panel
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – One of the turbines in front of the control panel
Hydro Power Plant, Italy - The plant has two turbines
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – The plant has two turbines
Hydro Power Plant, Italy - Close-up of turbine
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – Close-up of turbine
Hydro Power Plant, Italy - View behind the turbines
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – View behind the turbines
Hydro Power Plant, Italy - The control panel
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – The control panel
Hydro Power Plant, Italy - One of the valve controls
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – One of the valve controls
Hydro Power Plant, Italy - Some pigeons had nested above this one
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – Some pigeons had nested above this one
Hydro Power Plant, Italy - General view of the turbine hall
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – General view of the turbine hall
Hydro Power Plant, Italy - Exterior of the building
Hydro Power Plant, Italy – Exterior of the building

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