Yes both of the coal mines are active Petrila and Lonea coal mines. They provide coal for most of Romania's power stations, but some coal goes to export. This is a double narrow gauge railway system that transports the coal from Lonea coal mine to Petrila's coal processing plant.
As far I know this is the only Midrex furnace in Europe. Nice shot.
Classical picture. Rare to see these here on Panoramio.
Great picture here under very good light conditions.
Looks like the second blast furnace was recently demolished according to the satelitte maps. What about the other furnce, it is preserved?
Very nice capture.
Wonderful american-style blast furnaces! As far I know a third furnace was built recently. What about the old ones, still active?
Here even children took a ride in them just for fun.
Nevermind, thanks a lot!
What a site! Such a small blast furnace area! Lovely! I wish I could visit this place one day..