1881-1890: Carl Röchling: Völklingen Ironworks Gebrüder Röchling OHG
1886-1898: Dr. Richard Röchling: Röchling’sche Iron and Steel Works GmbH
1896 | Coal Tower
The steel coal tower for storing coking coal is the oldest remaining building.
1900 | The Blower Hall
Originally, ten machines located in the Blower Hall generated the wind for the ironworks’ six blast furnaces.
1901 | Old Ore Silo (Ore Shed)
In the old ore silo, minette ore from Lorraine was temporarily stored in collecting bins.
1907-1945: Hermann Röchling : Röchling’sche Iron and Steel Works GmbH
1907 | Benzene factory
Tar emitted from the coking plant was further processed for the chemical industry in the benzene buildings.
1907 | Craftsman’s alley
The buildings in craftsman’s alley housed workshops, storerooms for carpenters, metalworkers, masons and bricklayers.
1911 | Dry gas purification 1
The “dry” purification of blast furnace gas through cotton filters was a ground breaking development in ironworks technology.
1911 | Electric-overhead track/ore inclined lift
The charging of all six blast furnaces via one common inclined elevator system was a veritable breakthrough in technological innovation.
1912 | Burden Hall
The largest covered stretch of silos for the storing of ore was a pioneering achievement in concrete construction.
1913 | Dry gas purification 2
The gigantic amounts of gas emitted by the blast furnaces called for an extension of the purification capacities.
1914 | Blast furnace office
The offices of the blast furnace boss and the ironworks engineers were fitted in beneath the inclined elevator.
1914 | Coke inclined lift
The construction of the inclined lift for coke completed the charging system for the blast furnaces.
1917 | Water tower
The elevated water tank was one of the most advanced concrete constructions in the world.
1922 | Dry gas purification 3
The last building stage of dry gas purification was created in the area around blast furnace 1.
1928 | Sintering plant
The recycling of waste materials implementing sintering technology registered a leap in the development of ironworks technology.
1935/1936 | The coking plant
The coking plant, in the immediate vicinity of the blast furnace, saved long transportation and haulage distances.