Working on the future of the metro

ENGIE Fabricom has been a permanent partner of Brussels metro for the construction and maintenance of all electromechanical installations ever since it opened back in 1976. 12 engineers and specialist technical staff work alongside 65 other employees to make sure the Brussels metro network keeps running smoothly. The regional government and Brussels transport company MIVB have also commissioned them to look at solutions for the capital’s mobility problems, one being the expansion of the underground network.

ENGIE Fabricom’s role

Our expertise in the field is unmatched, thanks to our many years of experience with various framework contracts and a wealth of individual projects. Some of our current projects are listed below:

  • Renovating the HVAC system in the mechanical rooms (together with our partners ENGIE Cofely and ENGIE Axima).
  • Replacing the underground 36 kV/11 kV stations which connect the ELIA grid to the metro’s power supply.
  • Renewing the 11 kV high-voltage switchboards and the main distribution frames in the substation and the transformer stations.
  • Upgrading the metro’s emergency circuit by installing UPS batteries.
  • Installing the 900 V substation for the new metro stations Erasmus and Delta.
  • Equipping and supplying a mobile container for charging electric buses.
  • Installing access control gates
  • Renovating the pre-metro and the metro stations Rogier and Kunst-Wet: dismantling, re-cabling, renewing the switchboards and the electrical installation, renewing the fire detection system, security of the various locations, access control.
  • Renewing the optical cables and switchboards.
  • Renewing the lighting in the metro tunnels.
  • Supplying and replacing 240 phone stations, and renewing cabling.
  • Maintaining signs.

ENGIE Fabricom wants to be a partner in the future development of the Brussels metro:

  • Transformation of the heavy tram and metro line between Noordstation and Uccle
  • Construction of a new line between Noordstation and Bordet/NATO (equipment for new tunnel and 7 stations)
  • Automation of existing lines: installation of access doors