Lost power plant @ Fier

On our route to Berat we passed Fier where we saw huge industrial structures on the city outskirts. We already knew about the “lost power plant” from another travel blog so we went to have a look.

The 1,5 km2 site of the thermal power plant and fertiliser factory is already inactive for years, as are most of the communist-era factories.For us it was a fascinating concrete amusement park waiting to be explored. Apart from that, these colossal, monumental industrial structures are a vanishing architectural legacy, screaming for preservation, and in an era of building reutilisation, repurposing of these structures could create a world class attraction in Albania.

Difficult to find the entrance ...
The Fier power plant was Albania’s largest thermal power plant having 6 identical groups of 31 MW each thus totalling a capacity of 186 MW. In 2007 the plant was decommissioned. Since then the site had been stripped of everything valuable, only the concrete shells are left standing there.
The official entrance, still protected by a security officer …
Around the corner we found free access to the huge area of the power plant

This cooling tower was easily accessible

We could not resist to drive through the ruins!

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