Engis - Flémalle

    Why this infrastructure?

    If a new gas-fired power station is built in Seraing, a new high-pressure pipeline will have to be built over a distance of approximately 3.8 km in the municipalities of Engis and Flémalle. The existing pipelines do not have sufficient capacity to supply an additional power station. The new pipeline is planned along its entire length in public domain (in the middle and north of the N90).

    The construction of the pipeline is scheduled for spring 2023 at the earliest (after the permits have been obtained) and will depend on which power stations will be chosen after the capacity supply auction to be held at the end of 2021. With the auction and the so-called capacity remuneration mechanism, the federal government wants to ensure that there is sufficient generation capacity available to meet electricity demand after the nuclear phase-out.

    Overview of the route


    Landowners and operators have their own point of contact at Fluxys, from the preliminary study of a project to the restoration of their land following the construction of a pipeline. This allows them to consult with someone familiar with their concerns and the features of their land from the outset.

    When? With whom? On what?
    From September 2020 Owners and operators Identification of the relevant parties and initial contact
    Early 2022 (if the project goes ahead) Owners and operators Information meetings presenting the project
    Before work on the work area starts Operators Drafting of a site description, agreed by both sides
    After excavation of the trench Operators Description of any drainage
    After restoration of the drainage Operators Confirmation of restoration of the drainage
    After restoration of the land Operators Handover of the document for acceptance of the land, and assessment by both sides of damage and payment of compensation

    Permit procedures

    Permit procedure Status
    Planning permit (for the Walloon Region) 11/2021 (submission)
    Transmission permit 11/2021 (submission)