Laminoir de Montignies – Usine Shelt

Abandoned: 1975

Visited: 2009

Montignies-Sur-Sambre, Charleroi, Belgium

Established by the company ‘Usines Métallurgiques de Hainaut-Sambre Couillet’ the ‘Laminoir de Montignies’ was part of the long list of rolling mills in the region Charleroi. The mill, also called ‘Usine Shelt’ is a long shed located along the towpath and train tracks. After WW II, the steel industry was very prosperous. But the construction of this site finished almost at the same time as the recession started, which was going to mark the last moments of glory of this industry. Today this long shed with this large tank in the front is only a memory of this period. The hall is 650 meter long but mostly empty. The water inside the factory gives some nice reflections. It was closed in the second half of the 1970s.

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