Explore #3 of the ‘Hot Filth Tour’
Crossing over into Belgium on Day One of our industrial-focussed exploring weekend, we made a quick stopover to see this picturesque little control room. Please excuse the uber-naff Urbex ‘codename’ for the location – nothing to do with me!
I’ve not been able to find any details directly, but according to other reports this was once a ‘turbo-jet’ powered plant. Its purpose was to enable very quick electricity generation to meet spikes in demand, or to provide emergency cover if the regular grid generators failed unexpectedly. The turbo-jet was jump started with a compressed air tank, and powered by burning naphtha (a highly flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture) to reach maximum output capacity within just a couple of minutes. This building has clearly lain empty and disused for a number of years, although there are still workers present elsewhere on the site.
As you can see, the only bit of real interest left in this building was the control room with vintage panels, dials, and switches so this was a brief but enjoyable little explore…
Do you feel lucky, Punk?