Work to dismantle overhead line between Pellenberg and Tienen to begin on 15 November

On 15 November Elia will begin dismantling the overhead line between Pellenberg and Tienen. The line has reached the end of its life. Elia will remove the wires and high-voltage pylons over a distance of 11 km. The work will run until June 2022.  

Overhead line to be dismantled

Elia will dismantle the 70-kV overhead line between the Pellenberg transition substation in Lubbeek and the high-voltage substation in Tienen. The line has reached the end of its life. By laying new underground cables between Wilsele and Pellenberg, Elia can dismantle this ageing overhead line and ensure security of supply in the region

On 15 November Elia will begin dismantling a total of 94 high-voltage pylons and remove the wires over a distance of 11 km. Elia will not dismantle the adjacent 150-kV overhead line with larger pylons. This overhead line is important for the supply of electricity for the neighbouring areas.

10-phase project

Elia will carry out the demolition work in phases so that local residents are disrupted as little as possible. The work will start in mid-November 2021 and will run until June 2022, although this is subject to change depending on the weather and the general progress of the project. Elia will start the demolition work at the high-voltage substation in Tienen, before continuing the work in phases as it progresses towards the Pellenberg transition substation. Elia will first remove the conductors and then dismantle the high-voltage pylons. Protective wooden frames or cranes will be installed to ensure the wires always remain at a safe height away from homes, businesses and roads.

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