Cycling in Vlissingen-Oost

Today I cycled a bit through the industrial area of Vlissingen. A lot has changed. And before new installations can be built, the old one must first be safely demolished. EPZ’s coal-fired power plant has been out of operation for years and its chimney is now being demolished. Of all Thermphos buildings, only the skeletonContinue reading “Cycling in Vlissingen-Oost”

It is done!

My work at Petrogas is over … The project has been successfully completed. Fortunately, everything has been carried out without major accidents … Of course, much remains to be cleaned up and residual material to be removed, but our task to process all free phosphorus into phosphoric acid has been completed. Because of the COVID-19Continue reading “It is done!”

headshot

“Lex de Meester will take a portrait of you on a dyke close to the factory“, said Frank Balkenende.At first, I was not enthusiastic about the idea of seeing my old head on the front page of the newspaper, because I just got out of bed after the night shift.But when I heard that LexContinue reading “headshot”

19 days left

“The Furnace House is a nice story” is said in this video (5:10) and “blowing up the Furnace House with explosives is a milestone at Thermphos” That may apply to a demolition worker, but it is an insult to people who have worked there all their lives.It’s like when the executioner watches with great pleasureContinue reading “19 days left”