High-voltage substation Sint-Amandsberg

Renewal of the Sint-Amandsberg high-voltage substation.

High-Voltage substation Sint-Amandsberg
  • texteBenefits to society
    To prepare the electricity grid around Ghent for the future, Elia is carrying out work in various high-voltage substations. Elia is installing new electrical installations so that the electricity supply will continue to be guaranteed in the future. 
  • texteWorks

    As part of the Ghent East project, Elia is carrying out the following activities at the high-voltage substation on Dendermondsesteenweg 406 in Sint-Amandsberg:

    • Installation of new switching equipment 

    This is similar to the electricity distribution box in a house, but then on a much larger scale.

    • Replacement of the existing transformer 

    A transformer converts voltage from a higher to lower level and vice versa. A new transformer, with more power, will ensure that Elia can convert more high-voltage electricity (36 kV) into medium-voltage (12 kV). In addition, the transformer will produce less humming noise for the environment.

    • Extension of 36 kV building and new Fluvius building

    The new transformer requires more space, which is why the 36 kV building is being expanded. A new building will also be constructed next to the existing Fluvius building: here the Fluvius switching equipment will be installed.

  • environnementEnvironment

    Elia is always mindful of the local area when carrying out work. The high-voltage system operator takes a range of measures intended to mitigate disruption and impact on the surrounding area.

    • Work will only take place during the day, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
    • If local residents are set to experience a temporary increase in disruption for a specific reason, Elia or its subcontractor(s) will always individually notify those affected.
  • Schedule
    • November/December 2022: submission of permit
    • Early 2023: information market
    • Early 2024: start of Elia work
    • Early 2026: start of Fluvius work
    • End of 2026: end of Elia work
    • End of 2028: end of Fluvius work
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