October 2018

Elia organises information session for Sint-Agatha-Berchem project on 22 October 2018

Elia is organising an information session for local residents and interested parties about the project to modernise and upgrade the high-voltage substation located at Soldatenstraat 76 in Sint-Agatha-Berchem. The project managers will be on hand to provide more information about the purpose of and timetable for the works. This information session is part of a broader permitting procedure and precedes the public consultation on the Sint-Agatha-Berchem project scheduled for November.

Local residents and interested parties can attend the information session on 22 October 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at the following address:

  • Zaal 26 (2nd floor)
    Alcyonstraat 23
    1082 Sint-Agatha-Berchem



Five stages

The works to modernise the high-voltage substation in Sint-Agatha-Berchem will be broken down into five stages.

1. Stage 1 from early 2019 to September 2019

  • Installation of a mobile substation
  • Installation of conduits in de Soldatenstraat

2. Stage 2 from October 2019 to October 2020

  • Demolition of the high-voltage substation
  • Replacement of the high-voltage substation

3. Stage 3 from November 2020 to February 2021

  • Installation of electrical facilities in the new high-voltage substation
  • Pulling new underground 150kV cables through conduits:

4. Stage 4 from February 2021 to July 2021

  • Commissioning of new high-voltage substation
  • Removal of the mobile substation

5. Stage 5 from May 2021 to July 2021 

  • Decommissioning and removal of the mobile substation


For questions and additional information, please call the toll-free hotline on 0800 18 002 or send an e-mail to