Installation of new underground electricity cables to supply energy to the Bruges area

New 36 kV double cable connection to replace the existing cable

System operator Elia is planning work in the area around Sijsele so that security of supply will continue to be guaranteed. The project involves laying a new underground 36 kV double cable between Bruges and Sijsele. Sijsele is currently supplied with power by two separate cables from Eeklo and Bruges. The new 36 kV underground cable is a double connection that will replace the two separate cables.

  • texteIn the interest of society
    Elia is planning to lay new 36-kV underground cables between Bruges and Sijsele. The existing cables date from 1937 and have reached the end of their service lives. This project will allow Elia to continue guaranteeing the security of supply in the Bruges area in the future. Once work is complete, the current outdated connection will be decommissioned.
  • texteThe route

    The new 36-kV underground cables will be laid between the existing substations in Bruges and Sijsele. The cable connection is around eight kilometres long and runs along Altebijstraat, Maalse Steenweg (N9), Vossenberg, Rijckeveldestraat and Kerkweg. Thanks to earlier modifications to the grid and by laying two electricity cables at the same time, Elia can replace the existing 31-kilometre-long connection between Bruges and Eeklo with a shorter underground cable.



01 July 2021

Elia starts repairing road surface of Maalse Steenweg (N9) 

Elia, the operator of Belgium's high-voltage grid, recently laid underground cables (36 kV) between Bruges and Sijsele with a view to ensuring security of supply for the Bruges area.

15 June 2021

First water-permeable road in Flanders runs above Elia cables

Elia has laid new 36-kV underground electricity cables in Vossenberg and Rijckeveldestraat in Damme (phase 7) as part of the Brugge-Sijsele project. Intermunicipal company Farys then handled the disconnection from the sewer system.

01 April 2021

Temporary change in traffic rules on Maalse Steenweg (N9) starting on 8 March 2021

Elia is laying new 36-kV underground electricity cables between Bruges and Sijsele. This will mainly happen via the central reservation on Maalse Steenweg (N9).

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