Installation of underground substation in Knokke-Heist

To meet the increasing energy demand in Knokke-Heist and to make the electricity supply future-proof, grid company Fluvius is renovating and expanding an underground switching station, 50 meters from the sea dike. Fluvius contacted Deba, the specialist in medium-voltage installations, to help realize this power expansion.

Inventive craftsmanship at all levels is required to bring this project to a successful conclusion.

The renovation of the existing substation is anything but routine. Given the fact that the medium-voltage cubicles all have to be placed in an underground cellar of the Grand Hotel residence. Fortunately, our Deba colleagues can think ‘out of the box’ in unusual situations, and call upon our years of experience (over 40 years). Providing an extra safety is very necessary in the underground cellar, because in case of a short-circuit, there is no way out for the overpressure. Switchgear Company’s Arc-Killer offers the solution in this case. The ‘arc-killer’ extinguishes possible short-circuits in the blink of an eye.

We thank Fluvius for its trust in Deba and for the photo.

Underground medium-voltage installation Knokke-Heist – Photo of Fluvius


As you can see, there are only smiling faces.
Our employees love their job and don’t shy away from ‘more difficult’ projects. This is precisely the challenge! Delivering a good result gives an even greater sense of satisfaction.

Contact Deba for a power extension, renewal or repair of your medium-voltage installation

electric buses

100% electric buses from Multiobus, the first in Belgium!

Ecologically sustainable project
Environmentally friendly public transport must contribute to achieving the climate objectives that Europe has imposed on Belgium. Starting mid 2021, no less than 10 new electric buses will be used for city and regional traffic in the Hageland.

Deba also indirectly contributes to a more environmentally friendly world. Ducatech commissioned us to install the high-voltage cabin. This way, the power for the electric buses is generated by means of solar panels. At night, the buses are charged with Tesla Powerpacks. The large battery capacity means they can run all day without needing to be recharged.

Tesla Powerpacks


On to a greener climate, where everyone does their bit! 🌱

Do you have an ecologically sustainable project in mind?

Contact Deba for your high-voltage cabin.

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Today is a special day: the delivery of the Moundou 1 project with the support of FIT (Flanders Investment and Trade). Slightly delayed by Corona but the director and his colleagues of SNE (Société Nationale d’ Electricité) from Chad came to visit us to test the switchgear, make technical adjustments and give their final approval.


  • turnkey solution: 3 power containers CX- 2
  • equipped with premium air-insulated medium voltage cubicles
  • extremely suitable within a tropical savanna climate
  • built to withstand extreme heat with temperatures up to 40°C


The containers are being used to secure distribution from a newly constructed gas plant outside Moundou to a distribution station in Moundou, Chad’s second largest city. The installation is fully custom-made and has now been given final approval. And so it’s ready for take-off to Chad, where it can be put into service immediately.