Farciennes power station
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Farciennes power station is a retired 202-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Hainaut Province, Belgium.
The map below shows the location of the power station in the town of Farciennes, Hainaut Province, Belgium.
The Farciennes power station was originally built in the 1920s, with two coal-fired units added in 1958. In operation until 1985, the facilities were demolished between 1996 and 2000. From 2001 to 2014 the decontamination & recovery group Spaque studied and cleaned the pollutants in the area; they found there were high levels of heavy metals, mineral oils, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), benzene, manganese, and sulphates in the land surrounding the site.
- Sponsor: Electrabel
- Parent company: Engie
- Location: Hainaut Province, Belgium
- Coordinates: 50.4200, 4.5560 (exact)
- Coal type: Hard coal
- Coal source: Roton Mine, Farciennes, Hainaut Province, Belgium
- Gross generating capacity (retired): 202 MW
- Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 92 MW (start-up in 1958)
- Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 110 MW (start-up in 1958)
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