Next stage to begin in April
Elia will begin work on the next stage of the project in April, when it will start replacing the conductors. The conductors are the cables that transmit electricity. The old conductors will be replaced by a new type of conductor that can transmit more energy. This is needed in order to improve the grid.
All conductors to be replaced by late 2019
From April to July 2018, the conductors between the Rodenhuize substation in Ghent and the Horta substation in Zomergem will be replaced. Starting in July 2018, the conductors between the Mercator substation in Kruibeke and the Rodenhuize substation in Ghent will be replaced. Under the current schedule, all conductors will be replaced by the end of 2019.