Preparatory work to start in early January 2021
Elia will cut down some trees at the recycling facility in Ternat from early January 2021 to create space for a new high-voltage pylon. Trees will also be cut back or removed at other locations below the overhead line. The aim of this work is to upgrade the overhead line between Eizeringen and Wambeek. To offset the trees lost, Elia will team up with the nature conservation organisation Natuurpunt to plant some new ones at another site.
Upgrade of high-voltage line
With the Eizeringen project, Elia is upgrading the 150-kV overhead line between Eizeringen and the Ninove-Bruegel 150-kV overhead line in Wambeek by adding extra conductors to the high-voltage line. Upgrading the existing overhead line is needed to ensure continued security of supply in the region.
Offsetting the trees lost
Elia will replace a pylon at the recycling facility in Dronkenborrestraat in Ternat to accommodate the new conductors. To create space for this work, a large number of trees flanking the recycling facility will be removed. Trees will also be cut back or removed at other locations below the high-voltage line. This work will only be carried out after consultation with the landowners affected. To offset the trees lost, Elia will team up with Natuurpunt to plant some new ones at another site.