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Cokeries d'Anderlues

Cokeries d'Anderlues

Coke-oven plant near Charleroi

The coke-oven plant in Anderlues closed its gates in November 2002. The listed company encountered financial difficulties that year when its share shrank from 57 euros (value at the end of 2001) to only one euro.

The plant in Anderlues was founded in 1903 as a family business. It got into difficulties due to the heavily loss-making production of coke (due to competition from China) and the increase in the price of coal, the raw material for coke.

Market value

The market value was barely 50,000 euros. The last quotation was 85 cents on October 18, 2002, without a new lender no rescue was possible and the 113 employees received their collective dismissal on October 23.

Perhaps the "Cokeries et Houilleres d'Anderlues" will be preserved for the longest time after the demolition of the Carcoke factories in Tertre, Zwankendamme and Neder-over-Heembeek.

The ovens themselves have already been removed and a number of other buildings have been demolished.

In 2014, a graduation project for developing the ruins, including the coking plant in Wallonia, was nominated for the Dutch AHK Final Work Prize.

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