Farciennes power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Farciennes power station is a retired 202-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Hainaut Province, Belgium.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in the town of Farciennes, Hainaut Province, Belgium.

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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.[2]

Project Details

  • 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)

Articles and Resources


  1. "Database". Europe Beyond Coal. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  2. Spaque. "Centrale électrique de Farciennes | SPAQUE". Retrieved 2021-05-20.