Elia organises information session in Hoeilaart on 20 June 2019
Elia will soon begin laying a new underground cable connection between Ixelles (Elsene) and Hoeilaart. Work between Hoeilaart and the regional border is scheduled to take place from September 2019 to August 2020. Elia is organising an information session about the project to ensure that local residents are as well informed as possible.
Those attending this event can consult our plans and learn more about the purpose, exact location and potential impact of the work. Our project managers will be on hand throughout to answer any questions.
Residents are free to attend the session at Gemeenschapscentrum Felix Sohie (Gemeenteplein 39, 1560 Hoeilaart) at any time between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on 20 June 2019.
New cable connection to merge and replace three existing cables, guaranteeing security of supply
The Ixelles-Hoeilaart project involves laying a new underground cable connection between the Ixelles and Hoeilaart high-voltage substations. Three outdated cables will also be decommissioned.
A new underground cable connection is necessary for three reasons:
- The existing cables have reached the end of their service lives. Elia will eventually be able to decommission these cables thanks to the new cable connection.
Elia is merging three existing cables and replacing them with one new cable connection with a view to preventing the fragmentation of the existing grid in the area and minimizing the impact on the surrounding area.
- Elia is replacing the outdated cables with a new, more reliable cable connection in order to guarantee the area's security of supply.
The new underground cable connection will cross the Brussels municipalities of Ixelles and Watermael-Boitsfort and the Flemish municipality of Hoeilaart. It will run through the Sonian Forest via Terhulpensesteenweg in Hoeilaart before passing under the Brussels Ring (R0). It will then reach the Hoeilaart high-voltage substation via J.B. Charlierlaan.
Work between Hoeilaart and the regional border is scheduled to take place from September 2019 to August 2020. Elia will carry out the work in phases to limit the duration and scale of the impact on the surrounding area. The cable sections will not necessarily be laid in chronological order as Elia will be working in synergy with the Flemish Agency for Roads and Traffic (AWV) and several utility companies.
Elia strives to make clear arrangements to minimise the impact of its work on the surrounding area. These arrangements will be checked regularly by a site supervisor.
Elia will carry out its work in consultation and synergy with other work being performed by utility companies and the Flemish Agency for Roads and Traffic (AWV).
Elia will work in phases to limit the duration and scale of the impact on the surrounding area.
- Residents will be able to access their homes and businesses at all times while the work is under way. If driveways need to be closed off temporarily, the contractor will contact those affected beforehand.
Possible diversions will be discussed with the relevant authorities and announced to local residents in advance.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to pass the worksites safely at all times.
Once work is complete, the worksites will be restored to their original state.