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Explore #215: ‘Lady in Red’ Control Room, France – August 2017

Explore #7 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Please excuse the cringeworthy Urbex codename, not of my doing… History This control room is all that now remains of a former gas and oil-fired power plant, built in the early 2000s to power a paper mill next door. The mill once boasted a production output of 330,00 tonnes of paper per annum, employing almost 350 staff. Production declined during the 2010s, and after failing to sell the site it was closed down…

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Explore #212: HFX Blast Furnaces and Steel works, Hayange / Florange, France – August 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Day Two was the centrepiece explore of our long weekend – the other sites we had lined up were all great in their own ways, but this one was an absolute beast – a huge decomissioned steel works which once boasted no fewer than six blast furnaces… History (translated and rewritten from here and here) The presence of iron ore in the region was exploited back to Roman times, if not earlier. The…

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Explore #208: HF4 power plant aka Wet Dogs, Belgium – May 2017

Explore #7 of the ‘Hot Filth Tour’ On the last day of our industrial extravaganza we spent an hour or two enjoying a beautiful old forgotten power plant… History (with thanks and acknowledgment to Behind Closed Doors for their knowledge and research of this site, from which the information below is derived) This was almost certainly the first plant built to power the Cockerill Sambre steelworks in Charleroi. A later (and also now superseded) power plant was the nearby Blue…

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