Manage - Seneffe

    Why this infrastructure?

    If a new gas-fired power station is built in Manage, a new, 3.1-km high-pressure pipeline will be needed. The construction of the new pipeline is planned to start from the existing pipeline along the E19 motorway and would follow a route mainly in agricultural areas and in the future industrial zone.

    The construction of the pipeline is scheduled for spring 2023 at the earliest (after the permits have been obtained) and will depend on which power stations will be chosen after the capacity supply auction to be held at the end of 2021. With the auction and the so-called capacity remuneration mechanism, the federal government wants to ensure that there is sufficient generation capacity available to meet electricity demand after the nuclear phase-out.

    Overview of the route 


    Landowners and operators have their own point of contact at Fluxys, from the preliminary study of a project to the restoration of their land 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.

    Virtual info session

    On 24 June 2021, Fluxys organised a virtual info session concerning this infrastructure. You can view the video below:

    When? With whom? On what?
    From October 2020 Owners and operators Identification of the relevant parties and initial contact
    Virtual info session on June 24 2021 Owners and operators Information meeting presenting the project – The local residents involved receive a personal invitation
    After the start of the 'declaration of public utility' procedure Owners Conclusion of a right of way agreement with the owners of the affected land
    Before work on the work area starts Operators Drafting of a site description, agreed by both sides
    After excavation of the trench Operators Description of any drainage
    After restoration of the drainage Operators Confirmation of restoration of the drainage
    After restoration of the land Operators Handover of the document for acceptance of the land, and assessment by both sides of damage and payment of compensation

    Permit procedures

    Permit procedure Status
    Declaration of public utility 11/2021 (submission)
    Planning permit (for the Walloon Region) 11/2021 (submission)
    Transmission permit 11/2021 (submission)