Why this project?
If a new natural gas-fired power plant is built in Dilsen (industrial zone in Rotem), then the municipality will need a new 2.3-km pipeline. The plan is to build the new pipeline almost entirely on private property in parallel with the existing high-voltage line in the Rotem industrial zone. It would then continue towards the southwest, connecting to the existing pipeline in Dilsen Driepaal.
Construction of the pipeline is planned for 2023 at the earliest (once the permits are secured) and will depend on which power stations are chosen after the capacity supply auction scheduled for late 2021. With the auction and the capacity compensation mechanism, the federal government aims to ensure that there is sufficient capacity to meet demand for electricity after the nuclear phase-out.
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 June 2021 onwards
||Landowners and operators||Identification of and initial contact with the parties concerned|
|Autumn 2021||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 work on the work area starts||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
|Declaration of Public Utility||In preparation, to be submitted in 2022|
|Environmental permit for the route in the Flemish Region||In preparation, to be submitted in 2022|
|Transmission permit||In preparation, to be submitted in 2022|
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