Abandoned Power Plant cooling tower Belgium

Power Plant IM – The Defunct Belgian Cooling Tower

Power Plant IM is the derelict Power Plant of Centrale Electrique in Monceau-sur-Sambre on Rue Jambe de Bois in the town of Charleroi, in the municipality of Montigny-le-Tilleul, the Province of Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium.

Abandoned Power Plant cooling tower Belgium

The Power Plant IM is owned and was operated by Electrabel. Electrabel generates electricity and heat while supplying electricity and natural gas to 6 million people.

The history of the Monceau-sur-Sambre Power Plant is scarce but it is said to have begun around the 1930’s and was a coal powered operation. The Power Plant of Centrale Electrique ceased operations in 2006.

As of this year it is said that security is lacking because it is set for demolition. There are also reports of metal thieves gutting the place from the inside and people even being threatened.

Abandoned Power Plant cooling tower Belgium

Abandoned Power Plant cooling tower Belgium

Abandoned Power Plant cooling tower Belgium

Where is the abandoned Power Plant IM Cooling Tower in Belgium located? You can find it with these coordinates. 50.394759,4.381457.

Abandoned Power Plant cooling tower Belgium

Images 1 and 2 used under Creative Commons License Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic, images were under this license January 15th, 2014. Images by Jonas Ginter [Flickr/27017674@N06].
Images 4 and 5 used under Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic, images were under this license January 15th, 2014. Images 4 and 5 by Jamie Visser [Flickr/jamievisser].

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