Petrol-Zurenborg

Laying an underground cable connection between the Petrol and Zurenborg high-voltage substations in Antwerp 

Greater capacity

Elia is laying a double underground cable connection between Antwerp’s Petrol and Zurenborg high-voltage substations, located on D’Herbouvillekaai and Uitbreidingstraat respectively.

  • In the interest of societytexte

    A new double cable connection needs to be laid between the Petrol and Zurenborg high-voltage substations for two reasons:

    • Replacing the current oil-filled cable 
      Elia is carrying out this project to replace the oil-filled cable that currently links the two high-voltage substations as it is reaching the end of its service life. Replacing the cable will reduce the risk of grid disruptions, improving the reliability of the power grid in and around Antwerp. 
    • Shoring up the high-voltage grid 
      By doubling the capacity of the existing cable between Petrol and Zurenborg, Elia is shoring up the high-voltage grid in Antwerp, which is necessary to ensure that the grid can cope with the additional load on the Zwijndrecht-Burcht-Petrol-Zurenborg connection in future.
  • texteThe route

    In November 2018, Elia began laying a double underground cable connection between Antwerp’s Petrol and Zurenborg high-voltage substations, located on D’Herbouvillekaai and Uitbreidingstraat respectively. The connection will consist of six sections of cable, each approximately 1 kilometre long, and will be laid in stages.

     


  • environnementEnvironment

    Elia always keeps trees, plants and green spaces in mind when carrying out its projects.

    • When mapping the route, green spaces and areas with trees are avoided if at all possible.
    • Surveys are conducted to ensure that any damaged green spaces are restored to their original state once work is complete.
    • If Elia needs to cut down trees, the same type of tree will be replanted afterwards.
    • If the same number of trees cannot be replanted, Elia will compensate for the loss at another location.

  • Schedule

    Work on the Petrol-Zurenborg project will take around one year. Elia began working in Nieuw Zuid, and has been carrying out work along Singel (the R10) since February 2019. See the detailed schedule below:


  • docDocuments

News

01 September 2019

Visit to the Singel (R10) directional drilling site

On Monday, 19 August 2019, the worksite was visited by members of the Impact Management Working Group (WGIM, an advisory body tasked with coordinating certain work projects in the city of Antwerp). In the initial stage of the Petrol-Zurenborg project, Elia, WGIM reached a number of agreements about the work’s implementation and devised various measures to limit disruption.

01 July 2019

Elia to occupy one lane of Singel (R10) until the end of August

Elia has been carrying out work alongside Singel (the R10) in Antwerp since March 2019 as part of its project to lay a new high-voltage line between the Petrol and Zurenborg HV substations.


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