Boucle de l’Est: first phase commissioned


On Tuesday, 6 December 2016, Stage 1 of the Boucle de l’Est project was completed on schedule with the commissioning of the line linking Bévercé, Butgenbach and Amel.

The Boucle de l’Est project – Stage 1 posed a real challenge with its use of the first composite and high-performance concrete pylons on the Belgian grid. Commissioning this new line will now mean that we can officially move from Stage 1 to Stage 2 from the start of 2017.

The Boucle de l’Est upgrade project will mean that the grid can accommodate the renewable energy produced in the Malmedy/Waimes/Amel/Bütgenbach region, while also helping to boost the security of the electricity supply in that area.