The paper mill ceased production around 2010 but it seems the workforce were unable to accept this. They protested for around two years and took place in the factory in a bid to protect the equipment and their jobs. I discovered images of them online having bbqs and and playing music to help pass the time.
Eventually the protests ended and the equipment was removed and sold. Then the thieves took over and stripped what was left.
We were just driving past when we spotted this huge brick building which was clearly abandoned. Unsure of its purpose it looked like it could be a power station. We gained access fairly easily. My original idea seemed plausible that this was once a power station and we wondered through the vast empty spaces checking every door in search of a nice control room. Sadly as I know now it wasn't a power station and no nice control rooms could be found.
We eventually entered another building at the far end of the site and it was in fact a small power plant. Sadly no control room in the typical sense but a small soundproofed booth was on the turbine floor which I found rather unique with some interesting panels.
There was one last surprise for us here an extremely overgrown substation. I found an easy way in to save climbing the wall and startled what I believe was a fox having a sleep in the baking sun. I was enjoying shooting this substation but as I got underneath I noticed a faint electrical hum coming from above. I decided to quickly wrap up the shots here and we were on our way.