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Update: Essential gas mains upgrade on Wincolmlee, Hull

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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £475K to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network on Wincolmlee, Hull.

The project, which began on 4 February, is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in the area and involves replacing over 400m of existing metal gas mains with more durable plastic pipes, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers for years to come.

Due to engineering complications, the project will be extended for a further four weeks.  The existing road closure which extends from the junction of Station Drive cycle path to the junction of Fountain Road, will remain in place until Monday 20 May in order for engineers to carry out the work safely and efficiently.

A full signed diversion is in place for motorists and all electronic traffic boards throughout the Hull area are displaying the latest information.

This extension has been planned in conjunction with Hull City Council.

Dave Johnson, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said “We would like to thank all our customers for their patience while we carry out work to modernise the gas network in Wincolmlee. We are very sorry for the inconvenience the work is causing and we’re doing every we can to complete the project as soon as possible’’.

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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NGN works complete on Nevilles Cross Bank, Durham

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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) have now completed their repair work on Nevilles Cross Bank, Durham. The site was cleared last night, and traffic lights have been removed.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents and road users for their patience during our works.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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NGN and partners share HyDeploy update with Westminster stakeholders

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN) joined fellow gas distributer Cadent, the Health & Safety Executive and a consortium of hydrogen industry experts in London on Wednesday 3rd April , for an update on blended hydrogen project HyDeploy.

This Network Innovation Competition-funded programme is exploring blending 20% hydrogen into the natural gas network in order to reduce carbon emissions, with no need for customers to change their behaviour or appliances.

NGN CEO Mark Horsley with Alex Sobel MP and Cadet Safety Director Simon Fairman.

Around 100 stakeholders from across industry, academia, media and government attended the launch in Westminster, including keynote speakers Alex Sobel MP (Lab, Leeds North West) and BEIS Senior Policy Adviser Matt Hitchens.

NGN’s CEO Mark Horsley joined the panel, for a Q&A discussion which centred around the recent Spring Statement and government proposals for greater amounts of ‘green gas’ into the grid and the challenges to rollout. The importance of choice for customers, in terms of which types of energy solutions they use, was central to the debate, as was the huge potential for economic growth and job creation.

Meantime, HyDeploy Lead Adam Madgett spoke about the enabling policies and pathways required for commercial rollout of blended hydrogen, once the Renewable Heat Incentive ends in 2021.

After the HSE last year granted an exemption to blend hydrogen into the Keele University gas network, a 12 month trial will begin later this autumn.

NGN will lead a wider trial at a location on its public network in the North East in 2020, while Cadent will follow with a second public trial on their North West network in 2021.

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Holes not woes: NGN wins 52 ‘considerate’ awards!

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Award-winning roadworks might sounds like a contradiction in terms, but a regional company has shown that holes don’t have to spell woes.

Northern Gas Networks, the North of England’s gas distributor, won a total of 52 awards in this years Considerate Constructors’ Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards, held in April.

The company won awards for work sites across the region, including Leeds, Huddersfield, Beverley, Halifax,Pontefract, Harrogate, South Shields, Scarborough, Hull, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Newcastle, Carlisle, Maryport and Wigton.

The phenomenal medal haul included 12 Gold Awards – and the award for the Most Considerate Site in the UK award (under £500k) for the company’s gas holder demolition project in Carlisle.

Since 1999, the CCS has been rewarding the UK’s most considerate construction sites for the contribution they have made towards improving the image of construction.

The scheme sends assessors around the country to grade sites’ consideration towards local neighbourhoods and the public, safety, the workforce and the environment.

Northern Gas Networks distributes gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses and provides the region’s emergency gas response service.

The company’s construction work ranges from replacing old gas pipes beneath roads, through to major infrastructure projects such as demolishing giant gas holders or maintaining the large diameter distribution pipes which act as the ‘motorways’ of the network.

Tim Harwood, Head of Programme Management for Northern Gas Networks, said:

“Keeping the North of England cooking on gas means our roadwork signs and barriers are a common sight around the region.

“We take great pride in making sure our sites have minimal impact on local communities and the travelling public, while meeting high environmental standards and looking after the welfare of own engineers.

“Nobody likes roadworks, of course, but if we can design our sites in the most considerate way possible, we can cause far fewer headaches for our customers.

“All our teams are really thrilled with this latest recognition from the Considerate Constructors’ Scheme. It’s great to see our sites are up there with the very best in the UK.”

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive, Edward Hardy said: “Congratulations to all the 2019 National Site Award winners. Each award winning site should be extremely proud of receiving this prestigious industry accolade, which recognises their invaluable contribution to improving the image of construction.

“Year-on-year, the scheme places a higher level of expectation for the 7,000 plus construction sites typically registered with the Scheme at any time.  We work with sites to push the boundaries of what is achievable and this year’s accomplishments by sites have certainly not disappointed, with over 764 sites receiving National Site Award recognition.

“We are always amazed by the increasing levels of performance on site across the country, and we look forward to performance continuing to increase through next year and beyond.”

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Essential upgrade to gas distribution network at Station Road, Cramlington

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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is carrying out essential works to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around Station Road, Cramlington.

The £168,000 project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing more than 1800m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones.  This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The works have been carefully planned in conjunction with Northumberland County Council, and are expected to last around four weeks.

Initial investigation works will take place from Tuesday 23 April 2019, and following results it may be necessary to implement some temporary traffic management measures in and around Station Road.

NGN will provide progress updates on any traffic management measures required following these investigation works.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local residents and businesses to make customers aware of the project’s latest phase, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place.

Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Alan Robley, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Northumberland County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Essential upgrade to Penrith gas distribution network at Salkeld Road/Beacon Edge and Fell Lane

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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is carrying out essential works to upgrade the gas distribution network in and around Penrith.

The £247k project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in Penrith and involves replacing more than 500m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones.  This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The works have been carefully planned in conjunction with Eden District Council and TTRO east.

For the works to be carried out as safely and efficiently as possible, it will be necessary to implement some temporary traffic management measures.

From Monday 22nd April until mid-June there will be a temporary traffic light system in place on Beacon Edge. Access to and from the cemetery will be kept open at all times.

It will also be necessary to introduced road closure on Beacon Street, Fell Lane and Brent Road at a later stage during the project, and a signed diversion route will be in place for motorists at this time.

NGN will provide specific dates for the road closures as the project progresses.

It’s expected these works will cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel whilst the temporary traffic signals and road closures are in place.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local residents and businesses to make customers aware of the project’s latest phase, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place.

Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Dan Hind, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Eden District Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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Essential upgrade to gas distribution network at Trunk Road, Redcar

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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is carrying out essential works to upgrade the gas distribution network at Trunk Road, Redcar.

The £680k project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves laying more than two kilometres of new plastic pipes.

This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The works have been carefully planned in conjunction with Redcar and Cleveland Council and will start on Tuesday 23 April 2019, lasting approximately 16 weeks.

In order for the works to be carried out safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce a lane closure on Trunk Road, heading west from the junction of Kirkleatham Lane to the roundabout leading on to West Coatham Lane for the duration of the project.

It’s expected these works will cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel whilst the lane closure is in place.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers will be door-knocking local residents and businesses in the coming weeks to make customers aware of the project’s latest phase, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place. Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Nigel Pearson, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with Redcar and Cleveland Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Essential upgrade to gas distribution network at Great Horton Road, Bradford

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The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £210k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around the Great Horton Road area of Bradford.

The major project is part of NGN’s ongoing development of infrastructure in Bradford and is due to start on Monday 15 April, lasting approximately 10 weeks.

The scheme will involve replacing nearly 800 metres of old metallic pipe with new durable plastic pipe, to ensure the safe supply of gas for years to come. The project has been planned in close  conjunction with Bradford Council, to minimise any disruption caused.

To complete the works safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce some traffic management during the project.

Rolling two and three-way temporary traffic lights will be placed on Great Horton Road, between Shearbridge Road and Richmond Road from Monday 15 April until 23 June.  

A road closure will be introduced at Back Laisteridge Lane at the junction of Great Horton Road for around two weeks, from 20 May until 2 June.

A full signed diversion will be in place for motorists during this time.

NGN’s dedicated Community Care Officer has been in the local area speaking with affected businesses and residents to make them aware of the upcoming works. A public drop-in session has also been held for local residents.

Anna Mycoe, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible”.

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Update: Essential gas mains upgrade in Market Weighton

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Work to upgrade the gas distribution network in Spring Road, Market Weighton, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for many years to come is entering its final phase.

The £350k upgrade has seen around 4km of new modern plastic pipe installed underground, and engineers are now getting ready to complete the final phase of the project, which will involve connecting properties to the gas main in the street.

In order to complete the next part of the work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to put some temporary traffic management in place.

From Saturday 6 to Monday 8 April there will be temporary two- way traffic lights on Finkle Street, outside Finkle Court. This will be followed by three-way traffic lights on Market Place at the junction with Londesborough Road from Monday 8 April for up to two weeks.

NGN has worked closely with East Riding County Council to plan the traffic management, which has been arranged to coincide with the school holiday period in order to help keep disruption to a minimum.

Site Manager for the project, Gerry Hart said: “We would like to thank all our customers for their patience whilst we complete these essential works. We know that no one likes roadworks and we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused while we carry out this planned upgrade to the gas pipes.”

NGN is also working in nearby Langdale Road where engineers are replacing around 1.2km of ageing metal gas mains with modern plastic equivalents. Work in Langdale Road is due to be complete by the end of May.

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Essential upgrade to gas distribution network on York Road, Strensall

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The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £500,000 to upgrade the gas distribution network in Strensall.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Strensall for years to come.

The scheme has been carefully planned in conjunction with City of York Council to minimise any disruption caused.

Work began on Monday 1 April 2019 and is scheduled to last for approximately 16 weeks.

In order for works to be carried out safely and efficiently, the project is being completed in two phases running concurrently, and temporary traffic management will be required throughout.

Phase One began on Monday 1 April on Oak Tree Close, and will move on to York Road.

From Monday 6 May, two-way temporary traffic lights will be placed on York Road at the railway crossing for a two week duration.

From Monday 10 June, a road closure will be in place for two weeks on York Road, from the junction of West End to Princess Road.

From Monday 24 June, four-way temporary traffic lights will be in position at the junction of Southfields Road, York Road and Princess Road, for approximately three weeks.

Phase Two will begin on Monday 15 April starting on The Village, where two way rolling traffic lights will be in position on The Village starting from the junction of Lord Moor Lane heading towards Princess Road.

These will be in place for 11 weeks.

On Monday 27 May the traffic lights will become three-way lights for two weeks at the junction of Sheriff Hutton Road, then continue as two-way lights until week 11. On-street parking will also be restricted on The Village throughout Phase Two.

It’s expected that these works will cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel while the temporary signals are in place.

NGN’s Customer Care Officers have been door-knocking local residents and businesses to make customers aware of the work, while on-site signage will advise motorists of the work taking place. Regular updates will also be available on NGN’s website northerngasnetworks.co.uk, Twitter @NGNgas and Facebook @northerngasnetworks.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Steve Goodwin, Network Officer for Northern Gas Networks said: “We have been working closely with City Of York Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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