Works carried out in agricultural, woodland and hunting areas: agreements and compensation
When laying a pipeline, farmers are temporarily unable to use certain parts of their fields and pastures. Fluxys Belgium pays them compensation for this disruption and makes provisions to ensure water supply during the works, as well as passage for livestock. After the pipe has been laid, we make every effort to restore the site to its original state.
In order to arrange these matters in a spirit of good neighbourly relations, we concluded an agreement with the Boerenbond, the Algemeen Boerensyndicaat and the Fédération Wallonne de l’Agriculture.
Annex to the agreement (Dutch) (PDF 1,5MB)
Annex to the agreement (French) (PDF 1,5MB)
Woodland owners and operators
When Fluxys Belgium carries out work on its infrastructure or lays new pipelines, the work site may traverse or be in the vicinity of woodlands. We make every effort to prevent or minimise damage to trees and woodlands. If trees do need to be felled, we compensate the owners and operators of those sites. Once the work is done, we make every effort to restore the site to its original state.
Fluxys Belgium has concluded agreements with two organisations in order to organise these different aspects and exchange information with woodland owners and operators in a spirit of good neighbourly relations.
- Vlaanderen – Agreement with Landelijk Vlaanderen vzw, an organisation that promotes the entrepreneurship of landowners and operators in the Flemish countryside: Memorandum of Understanding with Landelijk Vlaanderen vzw (PDF 1,4MB)
- Wallonia – Agreement with Nature, Terres et Forêts, an organisation representing the owners of rural properties, woodlands and agricultural land in Wallonia: Memorandum of Understanding with Nature, Terres et Forêts (PDF 437KB)
When Fluxys Belgium carries out work on its infrastructure or lays new pipelines, the work site may traverse or be in the vicinity of hunting areas. This can disrupt hunting and means that those involved have to comply with certain safety rules.
In order to work with hunters in the same way as with owners and operators of agricultural areas and woodlands, Fluxys Belgium concluded an agreement with the Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen for Flanders and the Brussels-Capital Region: Agreement with Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen (PDF 2,3MB)
For Wallonia there is no formal agreement with any association representing hunters, but we apply the same principles of transparency and equal treatment: Principles governing the provision of compensation for disrupting hunting activities (PDF 32KB)