The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN), opened the doors of its Hull depot to stakeholders and the local community for the first time on Thursday (15 September).
The day was a chance for members of public to find out more about what the gas distributor for the North of England does, how it does it and future plans for the East Riding region.
NGN employs around 200 colleagues in East Riding, an area which spans from the Yorkshire Wolds on its northern boundary to the Humber Estuary and the North Sea in the south and east. It includes the cities of Hull, Pontefract and Wakefield, and the north of Doncaster and Barnsley.
Visitors were taken on a tour of the depot at Clough Road, and given the opportunity to find out more about NGN’s innovative approach to repairing and replacing gas pipes. They also learned more about the work that the company is doing with local schools and to support the more vulnerable members of the community.
This was also a chance to see first-hand NGN’s life-saving gas detection technology that can detect harmful levels of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere, and view its new Core and Vac technology in practice, which reduces the amount of time taken to find a gas leak and make a repair from days to hours.
Amanda White, Customer Operations Area Manager for the East Riding area said: “We were delighted to welcome visitors and stakeholders to our first ever depot day at Hull. It was a chance to show what we do and how much work behind the scenes goes into preparing each of our projects, and we had some really great feedback from everyone who came down.
“Northern Gas Networks provides an essential service to the local community each and every day, so it was a great opportunity to share information about the work we do and also get feedback from our customers and stakeholders to help us continuously improve the service we provide.”
NGN delivers gas to around 375,952 homes and businesses in East Riding, covering an area of 3,500km2 and housing two depots stationed in Hull and Pontefract.