Giving myself a break from posting up residential places, I thought I’d post up an industrial location which was right on the border between Luxembourg and France and formed part of our first full day in Luxembourg before we left for France.
We parked up and made our way over the road and up to the main site.
From the access through to the first few levels, the place looked quite derelict with a lot of graffiti, theft and destruction. We decided to climb to the very top and make our way down.
As we made our way down, the better parts were revealed to us and some of these areas can be seen below.
Terres Rouge/Centrale Thermique is an abandoned power station in the industrial heart of Luxembourg. Already in the 1870s, four furnaces were built in the region. Since then, many blast furnaces have been added, which led to the blossoming of the Luxembourg steel industry and turned it into one of the largest in Europe. Originally, only the gas which was produced by the creation of coke was used to generate electricity – next to, evidently older techniques which existed already. Later on, however, a new process was discovered to convert the furnace gas, which was released by the melting of the steel, into electricity. In 1951, the Centrale Thermique was built, which allowed to apply this newly developed technique and thus provide electricity for the surrounding industry. When the last furnace in the region was shut down in 1997, the power station lost its purpose and was left abandoned.
I will let the photos speak for themselves, better than I could with words.
Thanks for looking in.