Laying of a pipeline

Compensation for damaged structure and culture

Agreement with the farming community

Since the vast majority of Fluxys’ pipelines are laid under farmland, it is crucial for Fluxys and the farming community to maintain good neighbourly relations. With this in mind, the Boerenbond, the Algemeen Boerensyndicaat and the Fédération Wallonne de l’Agriculture have signed a renewed protocol agreement with Fluxys.

> Agreement 2009 in French or Dutch    pdf

> Annex to agreement 2012 in French or in Dutch    pdf

When a pipeline is being laid, farmers are temporarily unable to use parts of their fields and meadows. Fluxys pays them compensation for this and also takes special measures as regards throughways and water supply for livestock. Fluxys also does its utmost to ensure optimum restoration of the land into its original state after the pipeline has been laid. With a view to handling all these aspects while maintaining good relations, Fluxys concludes agreements with farmers’ organisations. This approach has the added advantage of guaranteeing equal treatment to all parties.

Fair compensation

The new agreement protocols which Fluxys has concluded with the farmers’ organisations in 2009 confirm the existing bonds of cooperation with the farming community but also introduce new elements. For instance, due to changing market prices, new rates have been agreed to ensure that farmers receive fair compensation for the financial losses and other temporary inconveniences associated with the laying of a pipeline. In the spirit of good neighbourly relations, additional guarantees have also been incorporated to provide compensation for any other possible damage and to restore land into its original state in accordance with best practices.

> Use this form to notify us of any agricultural damages

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