Centrale Thermique Terre Rouge

THE ABANDONED POWER PLANT IN LUXEMBOURG

The ‘Centrale Thermique’ was used to produce electricity using the highly toxic furnace gas from the neighboring Terre Rouge blast furnaces. The power plant was built in 1951.

The electricity was intended for domestic and industrial use. The power plant was part of the Terre Rouge site, a huge iron works in Luxembourg. For a long time, the iron and steel industry was the locomotive of Luxembourg’s economy, until the beginning of the steel crisis in the 1970s. During the 1990s Luxembourg saw another decline in the steel industry and the blast furnaces throughout the region began to close.

The central has been closed on August, 29 in 1997, a day after the last blast furnace has been shut down. I took these photos of the ‘Centrale Thermique’ in 2008. The site was demolished in 2017. Also check the close-by ‘Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide‘.

Built 1951
Abandoned 1997
Demolished 2017
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