News Mercator-Bruegel

  • 25 May 2022

    Follow the works on an interactive map

    You can follow the work on this map.
  • 20 April 2022

    Start of reinforcement of high-voltage line between Kruibeke and Dilbeek

    The Flemish Government has granted the permit for Elia’s ‘Mercator-Bruegel’ project. This project involves Elia reinforcing the existing high-voltage line between high-voltage substations ‘Mercator’ in Kruibeke and ‘Bruegel’ in Dilbeek. The high-voltage line is being equipped with a new type of electricity cable that can transport more electricity. The completion of the work is planned for the end of 2026.

  • 24 January 2022

    New public consultation launched on the environmental permit

    Elia applied for an environmental permit and organised a public consultation at the end of 2021. However, at the request of the Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos (ANB), the Flemish government agency responsible for nature and forests, an additional justification was added to the environmental impact report (EIR), meaning that the whole process had to start again from the beginning. 
  • 03 November 2021

    Why is this project needed? 

    Elia wants to upgrade a high-voltage line running through the municipalities of Kruibeke, Temse, Bornem, Puurs-Sint-Amands, Buggenhout, Londerzeel, Merchtem, Asse and Dilbeek. This line forms the north-south axis of our grid. 

  • 03 November 2021

    What kind of work will Elia do?

    Elia wants to upgrade a high-voltage line running through the municipalities of Kruibeke, Temse, Bornem, Puurs-Sint-Amands, Buggenhout, Londerzeel, Merchtem, Asse and Dilbeek. This line will be equipped with a new type of conductor that can transmit more power.

  • 03 November 2021

    Why can't the high-voltage line be laid underground?

    Elia wants to upgrade a high-voltage line running through the municipalities of Kruibeke, Temse, Bornem, Puurs-Sint-Amands, Buggenhout, Londerzeel, Merchtem, Asse and Dilbeek. In light of the energy transition, this line will have to be able to transmit more electricity in the future.

  • 03 November 2021

    What impact will this have on the surrounding area?

    Elia wants to upgrade a high-voltage line running through the municipalities of Kruibeke, Temse, Bornem, Puurs-Sint-Amands, Buggenhout, Londerzeel, Merchtem, Asse and Dilbeek.

  • 08 February 2021

    Watch the video of the digital information session 

    On Tuesday 2 February 2021, Elia organised a digital information session about the Mercator-Bruegel project.

  • 20 January 2021

    Digital information moment to inform local residents

    Elia is upgrading the north-south axis of the Belgian power grid between the Mercator substation in Kruibeke and the Bruegel substation in Dilbeek. To inform local residents about the project and the works, Elia is organizing a digital information event on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

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