Glabbeek - Halen

    Why this project?

    Fluxys Belgium plans to lay a high-pressure pipeline between Glabbeek and Halen in order to have sufficient grid capacity to accommodate rising demand from distribution system operators and higher demand if new gas-fired power stations are built in the region. Installation of the pipeline is planned to begin in spring 2023 at the earliest (after the relevant permits are obtained).

    Whether or not new power plants are to be built in the region will become clear after the capacity supply auction in late 2021. With the auction and capacity compensation mechanism, the federal government aims to ensure that there is sufficient production capacity after the nuclear withdrawal to meet demand for electricity.


    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 October 2021 onwards
    Landowners and operators Identification of and initial contact with the parties concerned
    Spring 2022 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 2022 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

    Permit procedures

    Permit procedure Status
    GRUP From 21 August until 19 October 2020 included: public consultation process on the launch notice for the 'Glabbeek-Halen pipeline corridor' regional land-use plan (GRUP)
    Declaration of Public Utility Application planned for spring 2022  
    Environmental permit for the route in the Flemish Region Application planned for 2022
    Transmission permit Application planned for 2022