Wochen habe ich in Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf war und ich trafen uns ein paar coole Jungs, die machen ein Video.
“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, let it grow, be like water.” – Bruce Lee
Im Ortsteil Tasdorf, unweit des Kalksteintagebaus und des großen Zementwerks, steht eine gewaltige Industrieruine. Die beiden riesigen Schornsteine sind sogar von den Trümmerbergen Berlins aus sichtbar und riefen so mein Interesse hervor. In einer Fahrradtour ging es dann von Berlin-Marzahn aus nach Rüdersdorf, immer auf die beiden Schlote zu. (source: furry.de)
Today I’ve been visiting for the second time the abandoned phosphat fabrik Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf. Finally found what kind of thing they did here, still need to research the dates and more, but translating the product this is what it says:
the most effective feed phosphate for animals
producing a high quality end feed with mineral mixtures
for all species used in accordance with their mineral requirements
from chickens to bulls
for small animals such as goats, rabbits, fur-bearing animals, like cats, dogs, racing pigeons, ornamental birds and commercial fish
It seems that in the last period they produced feed phosphat, this chemical balls that are used to feed almost anything.What I would really like to have is a timeline with the diferent periods of this factory since as far as I know it has been:
1900 – 1939 Firma “C.O. Wegener” – starting 1900 they produced cement (Before WW2). The place was not chosen deliberatly, Rüdersdorf factory is located nearby a limestone natural resource.
1939 – 1945 In World War 2 period the fabric was used to produce Bauxite. Bauxite is the base to produce aluminium.
1945 onwards the soviets dismantled the place completely and in 1950 with new owners it became “VEB Glühphosphatwerk Rüdersdorf” making “Rükana” (hydrothermal defluorination of a mixture of rock phosphate, Phospohorsäure and soda)
In 1961 annually provide 200,000 tons of sulfuric acid and about the same amount of cement.
1979-1999 The chemical plant Rüdersdorf integrated into the newly formed “VEB agrochemicals Piesteritz” and now formed part of the operation “Coswig”. With German reunification, then decreased unit sales and also due to shady investors could no longer avert an end to the production and the closure of the chemical plant in 1999. No clue what happened exactly in this 20 years, the source of this information is the DDR archive in Wikipedia and rottenplaces.
The last documents and invoices found are dated 1998 under the name Futterphosphat Rüdersdorf. So I guess they produced Rükana in their latest period. No clue about the real history or plans with this place in the latest years since, as my father says, not everything is on the internet. Maybe I will have to ask some senior neighbours in Rüdersdorf but I’m afraid my Deutsch is still nicht so gut.