Bert Hermans
Oil on canvas

This painting shows some details from the central machine hall of the Woudagemaal in Lemmer.
The Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal is the largest steam pumping station in the world. It is still in operation from time to time. The pumping station is located in Lemmer near Tacozijl in Friesland in the Netherlands. It is used on average once a year, usually during periods of heavy rain and wind. This is intended to keep the Frisian storage water at the required level if the pumping station at Stavoren cannot provide sufficient capacity due to circumstances. The pumping station has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998.