Hydrogen pipeline Berneau-Eynatten

Why is this infrastructure needed?

Many industrial companies in the region of Liège plan to use hydrogen as fuel or raw material in order to reduce their CO2 emissions. Accordingly, Fluxys Belgium is preparing to lay a new underground hydrogen pipeline of about 30 kilometers. This project is part of Fluxys' overall approach to help build the hydrogen and CO2 infrastructure Belgium needs.

The hydrogen pipeline is a key step in the implementation of the federal hydrogen strategy. Our aim is to develop the infrastructure in line with the market needs from industrial clusters and establish connections between them and neighbouring countries. In other words, we are laying the groundwork to ensure that Belgium's role as an energy hub in northwest Europe can continue long into the future by transporting the molecules of the future.

The pipeline will only be laid once all relevant permits have been obtained.


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

When? Who will be involved? What will happen?
From December 2023 Owners and operators Identification of the relevant parties
Before the submission of the first permit request Owners and operators Information meetings presenting the project - Relevant local residents will receive a personal invitation
As of the submission of the Declaration of Public Utility Owners Conclusion of an agreement with the owners of the affected land
Before work in the work area starts Operators Drafting of a site description, agreed by both sides
After excavation of the trench Operators Description of drainage facilities (if any)
After restoration of drainage facilities Operators Confirmation of restoration of drainage facilities
After restoration of the land Operators Handover of documents for the release of the land, and assessment by both sides of damage and payment of compensation

Permit procedures

Permit procedure Current situation       
Declaration of public utility          
To be defined
Planning permit To be defined      
Transmission permit To be defined