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Research into the spatial possibilities of installing a pipeline street between the seaport of Antwerp and the Ruhr area (Geleen).

Book - Report

Subtitle:Spatial-Technical Preliminary Research
At the beginning of 2015, the Flemish government and the Port of Antwerp, together with the Fetrapi pipeline federation and the Essenscia chemical federation, started a feasibility study into the possibilities of installing a 70-metre-wide underground pipeline street between the port of Antwerp and the Ruhr area.

In September and October 2015, the current research and approach were explained to all the Flemish administrations, provincial and municipal authorities and sector organisations involved. The feasibility study was completed at the end of April 2016, after completion with a risk analysis and an investigation into the possibility of constructing a link to the left bank within the port. The feasibility study resulted in a network of possible segments, but does not yet make any choices. The selection and final choice of a route will be made in the next step. This requires additional research into safety, environmental effects, financing, technical elaboration...

The feasibility study Leidingstraat Antwerpen-Ruhr area consists of two parts:
The first part is a spatial and technical preliminary study in order to obtain a view of all possible locations for segments of a pipeline street with a width of approximately 70 m. The second part is a spatial and technical preliminary study in order to obtain a view of all possible locations for segments of a pipeline street with a width of approximately 70 m. This research was carried out on the main lines; individual connections of chemical companies have not yet been studied. The research led to a network of possible segments, but does not yet make any choices.
The second part consists of a plan of action for the planning, development and realisation. The action plan indicates which studies need to be carried out (e.g. in the field of safety, social cost-benefit or the environment), which process steps are necessary to arrive at a reservation and how best to involve local actors and the population in this.
Number of pages: 169
Publication year:2016
Keywords:S240-urban-planning-and-development