Key questions about the nuclear power plants

This page provides you with answers to the most frequently asked questions about the current situation surrounding our nuclear power plants. 

Until the end of 2021, the Belgian government's intention was to shut down all nuclear plants by the end of 2025, in line with the 2003 nuclear phase out act. But then the war in Ukraine started, which severely impacted the global energy markets. 

To help ensure energy security, the government therefore opted to extend the operation of Doel 4 and Tihange 3 nuclear power plants by 10 years. After intensive talks, ENGIE and the government concluded several key interim agreements on the conditions for this extension in 2022 and 2023. 

On 13 December 2023, ENGIE and the Belgian government signed the final agreement on the LTO for 10 years of the Tihange 3 and Doel 4 nuclear power plants and on all obligations related to nuclear waste.