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.
Taking into account market conditions on the one hand, and the spatial planning process of the Flemish government (the Regional Spatial Implementation Plan) on the other, Fluxys will submit the permits in an as yet undetermined period.
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|
|Before submitting the first permit||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|
|A few weeks before the start of the construction site||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 took place by the Flemish government from 20/08 to 19/10.
|Declaration of Public Utility||After the final adoption of the GRUP by the Flemish Government, the application of the VON will be submitted to the federal government on a date to be determined.|
|Environmental permit||After the final adoption of the GRUP by the Flemish Government, the application for the Omgevingsvergunning will be submitted to the Flemish Region on a date to be determined.|
|Transmission permit||After the final adoption of the GRUP by the Flemish Government, the transport permit application will be submitted to the federal government on a date to be determined.|