Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide

THE ABANDONED CENTRALE IN FRANCE


‘Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide’ is a liquid oxygen storage that was owned by the ‘Société Metallurgique des Terres Rouges’ or ‘SMTR’. It was built in 1937 in Audun-le-Tiche, a village in France close to the Luxembourgh border.

In that year the SMTR was taken over by the ‘Aciéries Réunies de Burbach-Eich-Dudelange’ or ‘ARBED’. This is a major Luxembourg-based steel and iron producing company. The centrale, on the French site of the border was part of the ‘Terre Rouge‘ site in Luxembourg. Since the shutdown of the last furnaces in 1997, these buildings are also left abandoned. I took these photos of the ‘Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide’ in 2008.

Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide
Centrale d'Oxygène Liquide

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