Zelzate - Kallo
Why this project?
Fluxys is a key pioneer in the energy transition in Belgium.
That’s why we’re preparing to build a hydrogen pipeline and a CO2 pipeline between Zelzate and Kallo. This new infrastructure will not only enable suppliers to bring hydrogen to market as a carbon-neutral energy carrier, but will also enable the CO2 harvested by companies to be transported between two major industrial clusters: the ports of Antwerp and Ghent.
Connecting these two ports creates a strategic link that offers a future-oriented solution for the security of supply and decarbonisation of Belgium and neighbouring countries. Building these pipelines is also an important step in implementing Belgium's federal hydrogen strategy and the Flemish hydrogen vision, both of which aim to make our country a European hydrogen hub.
Work to lay the pipelines and build the above-ground facilities is scheduled to start in 2025 (after the relevant permits are obtained).
Facts and figures
- The pipelines will be built on the territory of the towns of Zelzate, Wachtebeke, Moerbeke, Stekene, Sint-Gillis-Waas and Beveren.
- Length of the pipelines: approximately 36 km
- Diameter of the pipelines: 600 mm and 1000 mm
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 familiar with their concerns and the features of their land from the outset.
|When?||With whom?||On what?|
|From Spring 2023 onwards
||Landowners and operators||Identification of and initial contact with the parties concerned|
|September 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|
|Before digging the trench||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
|Gewestelijk Ruimtelijk Uitvoeringsplan||2020 - From 21 August until 19 October 2020 included: public consultation process on the launch notice for the 'Zelzate-Kallo pipeline corridor' regional land-use plan (GRUP)|
|Declaration of Public Utility||From Fall 2023|
|Environmental permit for the route in the Flemish Region||From Spring 2024|
|Transmission permit||From Spring 2024|