Gutenberg by Marco Orazi
The “Diesel Farm” power station started production in 1976. For many years, it would remain the most important producer of electricity in the region. The plant was powered by diesel combustion and had a nominal capacity of 83 MegaWatt. In recent years the plant had been discredited several times. Various environmental organizations took action in 2007 as the plant was at that point powered by the incineration of palm oil from Malaysia, which is particularly harmful to the environment. In 2010, while unloading a transport of heavy oil, a broken oil pipeline caused a significant pollution of the river. By that time, due to the aged installations, the plant was no longer profitable and for a while it was only used in the event of a major emergency. At the end of March 2012, the final curtain fell on Diesel Farm.
Hull, November 2019.