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Haut Fourneau B  HFB
Belgium

Reports12
First reportSeptember 8 2019
by Urbex Timo
Latest reportSeptember 20 2020
by Thibi99



22.1.2020
by Dirty Shoes Syndrome on January 22 2020 10:03 hr CE(S)T   Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/rxzk ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date    February 6 2019 at 8 hr
Visit duration    5 houres +

You may not exactly be the first one here, but it´s one of the most popular urbex destinations right now for a good reason. The sheer dimensions of this place are enough to make it a completely surreal experience to explore. On top of that, it´s also insanely picturesque. There´s rusty machinery and huge mazes of pipes twisting and bending in the most confusing ways as far as the eye can see. Dare I say "indursty porn" at it´s absolute wildest.

When it comes to access, my personal experience was a bit tense, but I´m sure there were easier access points than the one I used. Watch out when you´re in the open between buildings, as you may encounter vehicles driving around on the grounds. Also in some areas, there´s lot´s of metallc dust, so bringing a respirator would be advised.

If you rush through, you can see the highlights in a couple of hours, but if you really wanna do this enourmous place justice, take at least two days. It´s worth it.

Personally (as a fan of industry), this is currently my favourite abandoned place. Do it. It´s a blast (pun intended).


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Haut Fourneau B
by Thibi99 on September 20 2020 00:44 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/avmu ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  very low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   September 18 2020 at 12 hr
Visit duration   4 hours

Haut Fourneau B

18 September 2020,

De locatie had ik redelijk makkelijk gevonden na even sattelietbeelden af te speuren. Bij het langsrijden van het terrein werd het ons al snel duidelijk dat binnenraken hier niet makkelijk zou worden. De site is bijna overal ommuurd, en waar geen muur staat wordt plaats gemaakt voor meters aan razor-wire. De hoofdingang wordt permanent bewaakt door videocameras. We werden bij het binnentreden door enkele personen langs de buitenkant opgemerk, maar het is voor de omwoners duidelijk geen geheim dat deze locatie door vele urbex-enthousiasten bezocht wordt.

Eenmaal op het terrein verloren we al snel het overzicht. Deze locatie is gigantisch, zeker een kilometer lang op 500 meter breed. Sommige gebouwen zijn hier wel 50 meter hoog. Doordat alles verbonden is door tussen-etages en bruggetjes is het wel wat lastig navigeren, maar dit zorgt ook voor de vele verschillende hoeken waarop je de site kan fotograferen. Als eerst kwamen we de smeltkamer binnen, een kathedraal van een gebouw met de hoogoven centraal, wat een joekel. Wel jammer dat er hier al heel wat koperdieven waren langsgeweest. Overal op de vloer lagen opengespleten kabels en shims uit elektromotoren, doodzonde van het anders prachtige gebouw en een voorbode op wat we zouden aantreffen in de omliggende gebouwen. Ook waren er al andere sporen van vandalisme zoals ingeslagen ruiten van de controlekamers, stoelen die naar beneden gegooid waren, kabels die kriskras over de vloer liggen en plekken waar vuurtjes aangestoken waren.

We waren net klaar om door te gaan naar het volgende gebouw toen we opgeschrikt werden door een trein. Dwars door de site liggen namelijk actieve spoorlijnen. Ook zagen we duidelijk dat er paden lagen die vrijgemaakt waren door de beveiliging van de site om te kunnen patrouilleren met een auto. Hiervan hebben we echter geen last gehad. We liepen hierna het volgende gebouw binnen, de koolverwerkingscentrale, tientallen hoppers op een rij met daaronder een rollenband. Door de afwezigheid van ramen en openingen in het gebouw was dit lastig te fotograferen, alsook de controlekamer die er in de buurt ligt.

Hierna besloten we als moment-supreme de zeker 100-meter hoge hoogoven te beklimmen, er staan stevige railings en de vloer was nergens beschadigd, ik merkte zelfs een recent dichtgelast gat op in de stalen vloer, leuk om te zien dat iemand zich met veiligheid had beziggehouden. Het uitzicht bovenop was geweldig, je kan de site er prachtig overzien alsook de stad errond. Je staat er erg zichtbaar, maar dat was voor ons geen reden om deze once-in-a-lifetime ervaring niet vast te leggen.

Dit was lang niet alles wat hier te zien valt, en ik ga zeker nog eens terug als de site niet gesloopt wordt. Dit is de enige verlaten hoogoven die nog overeind staat in België, dus ga zeker eens langs nu je nog de tijd hebt, het is absoluut het bezoeken waard.

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HFB
by Astak9 on September 6 2020 18:07 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/hwmb ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   August 7 2020 at 10 hr
Visit duration   3 hours

Makkelijker gevonden dan binnen geraakt. Niemand knippert overigens met zijn ogen op het moment dat je een poging waagt. Eenmaal binnen op het gemak kunnen rondpionieren. Eigenlijk is het zo groot/veel dat je het op een gegeven moment niet meer overziet. Genoeg mooie plaatjes kunnen maken. Op weg naar de uitgang nog en aantal urbexers tegengekomen. Verder niemand.

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Hfb
by michielvanwillegen on July 19 2020 17:48 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/zspf ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  very unsafe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   July 18 2020 at 7 hr
Visit duration   5 hours

Leuke dag gehad, op een koperdief na geen andere urbexers.

Veel veranderd weer sinds een jaar geleden, veel nieuwe ruimtes bezocht en weer heerlijk industrie gesnoven. Al met al een heerlijke locatie, met veel mogelijkheden.

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Heat_Forneau_B
by Dutch_Urbex_explorer on June 9 2020 21:39 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/chyr ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  many


Visit date   May 31 2020 at 11 hr
Visit duration   5 houres +

I have visited HFB(Heat Fourneau B) for the first time now. And planning to go more often. Because of the size of this location. It was easy to find, And easy to enter. We had no trouble how ever with security. (due demolishing heavy metal)

Further. The things u will need for HFB is enough batteries ;)

My visit went well. And i enjoyed it. for me its again a 5☆ location for photographers.



[1] https://www.facebook.com/108844833904575...

[2] https://instagram.com/wesley_urbex_fotog...

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Great, just great
by Kezmenneke on June 6 2020 23:06 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/kcsb ]

Finding out the location
  hard
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  bad
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   April 20 2019 at 11 hr
Visit duration   5 houres +

Hfb was in top of my lost. And together with Heavy Metal the best location I have visited till now. Not very easy to get in (at first), but with some climbing including my working gloves we managed. The site is huge. It’s great. We were there for about 6 hours. Had a lunch at the side of the river. A couple of times the was a security car making it’s round. So listen to the sound of a car and hide. Later that day at the main gate, we saw that the gate wasn’t locked. So next time maybe you/we can just enter over there. I even opened the gate and made a picture outside the site. We climbed the 90 meters high blast furnace. This was a little dangerous, and will keep getting more dangerous as the years pass i think. Because the quality of the construction is decreasing. We also climbed into the blast furnace and I made a picture in it, which is, I think, the best Urbex picture I have made so far. While writing this I think it’s maybe time for a re-visit :p

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HFB
by Urbextim on April 22 2020 19:27 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/jwak ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  high
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   September 11 2019 at 13 hr
Visit duration   4 hours

Ein wirklich beeindruckendes Stahlwerk. Der gigantische Hochofen verleiht dem Gelände noch ein größeres Walking Dead Feeling. Leider konnten wir nur ein Teil des riesigen Geländes erkunden:( Ein Besuch ist ein absolutes Muss für Industrieliebhaber

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Report on Haut Fourneau B
by Lostwithdm on December 30 2019 23:28 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/mtnt ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   December 28 2019 at 4 hr
Visit duration   5 hours

After 5 hours of driving we finally arrived on location
And then we saw the factory
Oh my god it’s huge !!!
And now how do we get inside??

[1] LostwithD&M

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Old Iron
by Limbo on December 21 2019 19:12 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/gkvd ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  safe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   December 20 2019 at 10 hr
Visit duration   5 houres +

It was my first visit to this location but i think of was not my last.
Very big buildings and equipment, to much to see in one day.

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HFB october 2019
by Moselle_urbex on October 28 2019 20:32 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/taay ]

Finding out the location
  very easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  low
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  many
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  none or very few


Visit date   October 25 2019 at 10 hr
Visit duration   5 houres +

J'ai exploré le HFB en octobre 2019, cet endroit vaut vraiment le détour, incroyable site industriel

[1] https://www.flickr.com/photos/184673330@N08/

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/B3-R2NgIoLE/...

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HFB
by JasonJanssenPhotography on October 16 2019 15:25 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/mfws ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  hard
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  ?
General condition of the place
  good
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  few


Visit date   July 14 2019 at 17 hr
Visit duration   4 hours

HFB

14 juli 2019,

Bij de ingang van deze locatie hadden we wel wat geluk. We passeerden toevallig langs een gat in de omheining omdat we moesten omrijden.

We hebben hier 4 uur rondgewandeld, zonder een vorm van beveiliging te zien. Buiten wat andere urbexers was het hier muisstil

Vanop het dak van de gebouwen kan je uitstekende shots maken.

- Jason Janssen Photography -

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HFB
by Urbex Timo on September 8 2019 11:46 hr CE(S)T    Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/mjxs ]

Finding out the location
  easy
Access
  easy
Safety
  unsafe
Risk of being seen
  ?
General condition of the place
  ?
Traces of vandalism
  few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  many


Visit date   September 7 2019 at 12 hr
Visit duration   2 hours

The bigest Blaste Furnace we have ever seen

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