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12 September 2023
Demolition of the 70kV high-voltage line between Malderen and Mechelen
The last pylon of the high-voltage line between Malderen and Mechelen was demolished in Leest near Mechelen yesterday. At the beginning of April 2023, Elia started the further demolition of the 50 remaining pylons on this route. The electricity cables themselves were removed back in 2021 and replaced with underground cables.
04 April 2023
Further demolition of the 70kV high-voltage line between Malderen and Mechelen
As from 3 April, Elia will continue with the demolition of the high-voltage pylons on the route between Malderen and Mechelen. Last year, a number of pylons had already been removed, and now it is the turn of the 50 remaining ones. The electricity cables themselves were removed back in 2021 and replaced with underground cables. The high-voltage grid operator wants the work to be completed by this autumn.
27 April 2022
Dismantling of high-voltage pylons between Malderen and Mechelen
Elia started dismantling high-voltage pylons between Malderen and Mechelen in the spring of 2022. The electricity wires were already removed in 2021. The high-voltage line has reached the end of its service life. The completion of the works is planned towards the end of 2022.
07 June 2021
A12 closed during the night between Saturday 12 June to Sunday 13 June for dismantling of high-voltage line
Elia plans to dismantle a 70-kV high-voltage line running through Londerzeel, Willebroek and Kapelle-op-den-Bos. The line has reached the end of its service life and has been decommissioned.
09 April 2021
Repair and asphalting of Maldersesteenweg road surface
Elia will repair the road surface at various locations on Maldersesteenweg, Koeisteert and Stuikberg from 12 to 23 April 2021.
30 March 2021
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.
23 December 2020
Underground cable enters service
In 2019 and 2020 Elia laid a new underground cable between Malderen, Tisselt and Mechelen. This is necessary to continue ensuring security of supply in the area. The new underground cables have now entered service, but the project is not yet completed. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the work needed to restore the road surface of Beekstraat in Willebroek will be postponed until spring 2021.
01 September 2020
Temporary change in traffic rules in Hoogstraat, Moerstraat and JuniorslaanIn early September, Elia will start laying underground electricity cables in Hoogstraat, Moerstraat and Juniorslaan. The work will take place between the intersection of Hoogstraat and Overloopstraat and the intersection of Juniorslaan and Kleine Heide. During the work these roads will be completely closed off to through traffic.
27 July 2020
Electricity cables to be laid in Beekstraat from early AugustIn early August 2020, Elia will start laying underground electricity cables in Beekstraat. The work is being carried out in two phases, the first of which, involving the laying of conduits, has already been completed .
30 June 2020
1-2 July 2020 repair works on the Maldersesteenweg road surfaceOn Wednesday, 1 July and Thursday 2 July 2020 Elia will carry out repairs on the road surface of Maldersesteenweg. The top layer of the road surface will be repaired between house numbers 52–48 and 131–143. The dates are subject to change since repairs on asphalt are highly weather-dependent.
10 June 2020
Partial closure of Beekstraat starting in early June 2020In early June 2020 Elia will resume installing underground cables in Beekstraat. Conduits will be installed between house numbers 20 and 98.
03 April 2020
Work resumesElia has resumed work in Bessemstraat, Beekstraat, Overloopstraat, Rennekouter and Kleine Heide, while closely following the announced measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
01 March 2020
Changes to schedule of work on some cable sectionsDue to exceptional circumstances, Elia is unable to carry out its work on certain cable sections at the planned time. The revised schedule for each section is given below.
31 January 2020
Nearly 100 local residents attend Tisselt information sessionElia is laying underground electricity cables in the municipalities of Willebroek and Kapelle-op-den-Bos.
20 January 2020
Information session for local residents in Tisselt about work being carried out in the municipalities of Willebroek and Kapelle-op-den-BosJanuary 2020 will see Elia start work on laying underground electricity cables in the municipalities of Willebroek and Kapelle-op-den-Bos.
01 September 2019
Elia thanks the local residentsWork on the Maldersesteenweg has been completed. Elia thanked the residents for their patience and understanding by offering them an ice cream or waffle.
01 July 2019
Update on the work on the underground cable connection along Maldersesteenweg
Work on laying an underground cable connection along Maldersesteenweg is progressing according to schedule.
01 February 2019
Information session about access during the work on Maldersesteenweg
The Belgian high-voltage system operator Elia and the Londerzeel municipal authorities are holding an information session on Tuesday 26 February to discuss the work that will be carried out on Maldersesteenweg, between Broekstraat and Sint-Jozefstraat, in Londerzeel.
01 July 2018
Public consultation begins on 150 kV underground cable connection
On 5 July 2018 the Environment Department declared that the permit application for the 150kV underground cable between Malderen and Mechelen was complete.
01 April 2018
Transformer transferred from Schelle to Malderen
Transformers play a vital role in high-voltage substations: they convert electricity to a higher or lower voltage level.