Van Maerlant – Gezelle Line is a 380kV underground line with a length of 10km from Van Maerlant, Bruges, Belgium, to Gezelle, Bruges, Belgium.

Construction works on the Van Maerlant – Gezelle Line started in 2016 and the project was commissioned in 2017.


The Van Maerlant – Gezelle Line, which is an underground line, is being operated by Elia Group. The Van Maerlant – Gezelle Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Van Maerlant – Gezelle Line project development status

The development of the Van Maerlant – Gezelle Line project was approved by Electricity Regulation Commission and Gas (CREG), Belgium in 2016 and the project works were completed in 2017.

About Elia Group

Elia Group SA (Elia) formerly known as Elia System Operator SA, is a transmission system operator that owns and operates high-voltage electricity transmission systems in Belgium and Germany. The company transmits electricity from generators to distribution system operators and industrial consumers. Elia also imports and exports electricity from and to neighbouring countries. It offers various ancillary services, including primary reserve, secondary reserve and compensation for grid losses, among others. The company also offers a range of consultancy and engineering services to third party system operators. Elia is headquartered in Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium.


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