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Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station)
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1920
Date of Inscription: 1998
Location: Europe, Netherlands, Lemmer, Lemsterland Municipality, Province of Friesland
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Description: In 1920 Lemmer (the province of Friesland) saw the opening of the Wouda Pumping Station. Among steam-pumping stations, this is the largest and it is still in operation. Representing a high point in the engineering and architectural contributions of Netherlands this project protected the local people and land against the natural forces of water. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  The ir. D.F. Woudagemaal (ir. Wouda pumping station) in the Netherlands, is the biggest currently running steam-powered pumping station in the world. On October 7, 1920 Queen Wilhelmina opened the pumping station that is used to pump out redundant water from Friesland. In 1967, after 47 years running on coal, the boilers were rebuilt to run on oil. Since 1998 the ir. D.F. Woudagemaal has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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