WOUDA STEAM PUMPING STATION - HOLLAND
The Wouda Pumping Station near Lemmer is named after its builder the engineer Wouda. It dates from the 1920's and is steam powered. The Wouda Pumping Station was built to pump the excess water in Friesland and it is able to pump 4000 cubic meters of water per minute. In 1967, the electric pumping station near Stavoren took over its tasks. The Wouda pumping installations bear exceptional witness to the power of steam in controlling the forces of nature.