Glabbeek - Halen
Why this project?
Fluxys Belgium plans to lay a pipeline between Glabbeek and Halen to ensure sufficient grid capacity for supplying the Limburg region. The Glabbeek-Halen pipeline will complement the current supply route from the east by opening up an additional supply route from the southern west/east transmission axis in the Belgian grid.
Fluxys as a key pioneer in the energy transition in Belgium will build the pipeline to be ready for hydrogen. This means that we can switch it to carry hydrogen as soon as market uptake calls for it. Find out more about how we are preparing the hydrogen and CO2 infrastructure for Belgium.
The pipeline will only be laid once all the relevant permits have been obtained. Considering the lead times of the various permit procedures, construction of the pipeline could begin in spring 2025.
Landowners and operators have their own point of contact at Fluxys, from the preliminary study of a project to the restoration of a site following the construction of a pipeline. This allows them to consult with someone who is familiar with their concerns and the features of their land from the outset.
|When?||With whom?||On what?|
|Late 2021 to spring 2023
||Landowners and operators||Identification of and initial contact with the parties concerned|
|Autumn 2023||Landowners and operators||Information sessions presenting the project|
|After the start of the Declaration of Public Utility procedure||Landowners||Conclusion of easement agreements with the owners of land crossed by the pipeline|
|Late 2024||Operators||Production of a joint site description|
|Once the trench has been dug||Operators||Production of a description of any drainage present|
|After the restoration of drainage||Operators||Confirmation that drainage has been restored|
|After the restoration of the site(s)||Operators||Acceptance of the site(s) + joint evaluation of damage and payment of compensation|
|GRUP||Plenary meeting held on 3 September 2021.
The GRUP was provisionally adopted by the Flemish Government on 23/06/2023.
A public survey will be organised by the Flemish government from 20/08 to 19/10.
|Declaration of Public Utility||Application planned for autumn 2023|
|Environmental permit for the route in the Flemish Region||Application planned for spring 2024|
|Transmission permit||Application planned for spring 2024|