Operation to dismantle high-voltage line between Londerzeel and Mechelen set to begin on 12 April 2021
On Monday, 12 April 2021, Elia will begin dismantling a high-voltage line between Londerzeel and Mechelen.
The 70-kV high-voltage line is reaching the end of its life. All electric wires in the line will be removed over a distance of 10 km. The work will be carried out in multiple phases throughout 2021. Afterwards, in 2022, the high-voltage pylons will also be taken down. Elia recently laid new underground 150-kV power cables in order to continue guaranteeing the supply of electricity in the region.
End of life reached
Elia will dismantle a 70-kV high-voltage line running through the towns of Londerzeel, Willebroek, Kapelle-op-den-Bos and Mechelen. This line, which is about 10 km long, has reached the end of its life. In recent years, Elia has laid new 150-kV underground electricity cables as part of the Schelle-Malderen-Mechelen project. Thanks to these underground cables, Elia can continue guaranteeing the supply of electricity in the region.
When Elia starts work on a certain phase, local residents will receive a letter ahead of time with more information about the specific types of disruption and possible diversions during the works.
Dismantling of high-voltage pylons in 2022