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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 #211: The Rust Garden, Belgium – August 2017

Explore #3 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Next up was a relatively quick look around the remains of a rusting coking plant… History I don’t know a huge amount about this site, other than that it apparently formed part of the vast Arcelor Mittal (formerly Cockerill Sambre) owned Haut Fourneau 6 (HF6) steelworks. The blast furnace was demolished a couple of years ago, but this part clings on amongst the razor wire and overgrowth… Our Explore This was another relatively…

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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 A later (and also now superseded) power plant was the nearby Blue…

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