“Electrical installations” students visit work on high-voltage line in Kinrooi

On Thursday 28 April 2022, “electrical installations” students of a secondary school visited the work on the high-voltage line in Kinrooi. The students saw first-hand how the reinforcements are happening near their school. 

High-voltage grid and energy transition

Elia is strengthening the high-voltage line between Zandhoven and Maaseik with a new type of electricity cable (HTLS) that can transport more power. This is important to better transport and distribute electricity flows through Belgium. On Thursday 28 April, “electrical installations” students of the second stage of secondary education visited the works of Elia. Mosa-RT school is close to the works. In the morning, the students were given an introductory lesson about the energy transition and the role of the high-voltage grid in it. 

Visit to the works

After this explanation, the students cycled to the site zone in Kinrooi. They were given more information about the progress of the works and the technical specifications of the new electricity cables. In addition, a great deal of attention was paid to the safety measures required during the works. The students were also given an explanation of the project's preparation phase: from applying for permits, negotiating and constructing access, to dialogue and communication with local residents.  

Employees in the pylon

During the explanation, two employees of the contractor climbed into the pylons to carry out work. The young people were very impressed with their climbing technique and courage to work at a height of about 60 metres. To close the morning, the students cycled past the Van Eyck high-voltage substation, which they viewed extensively from the outside. The return to school was then continued. 

Students visiting works in Kinrooi
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