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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in Halifax

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Halifax.

The ageing main has undergone several recent repairs, so has now been prioritised for replacement. The old main is being replaced with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers now, while getting the network ready to transport alternative greener fuels in the future.

The work begins on Monday 30th May 2022 and is expected to last for approximately five weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Calderdale Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be introduced.

Works will initially commence on Thorne Street, carried out under two-way lights.

A road closure will then be placed on Pellon Lane/Hanson Lane from 20th June, staying in place for approximately 10 days.

While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

Chris Green, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Halifax.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about NGN’s Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work 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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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply on Newcastle Road, Blyth

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers on Newcastle Road in Blyth.

The ageing metal pipework is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers now while getting the network ready to transport alternative greener fuels in the future.

At the same time Miller and Taylor Wimpey are currently implementing the approved residential development to the west of South Newsham Road, which includes works for the access to the development and improvements to the highway network serving the site and surrounding area.

To carry out these works safely, and to protect engineers and members of the public, there will be a southbound one-way system in place on B1523 Newcastle Road / South Newsham Road from 8th June 2022 for 12 weeks.

The one-way system is being introduced so that each set of works can be carried out at the same time over 12 weeks, rather than requiring two individual sets of multi way traffic lights for both sites, which would have been in place for 26 weeks.

This joint working to reduce disruption has been developed in co-ordination with Northumberland County Council and arrangements are also being put in place with Arriva for bus services to operate using revised routes.

NGN will share any updates if this change is required through as quickly as possible.

Signs will be displayed for motorists and a full signed diversion put in place.

While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

Dean Fuller, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Blyth.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

“ We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the work 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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Northern Gas Networks joins British gas industry to send specialist equipment to Ukraine

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has joined up with Britain’s gas transmission and distribution networks to assemble key specialist components helping to repair and replace infrastructure damaged during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

NGN has team with Cadent, National Grid Gas Transmission, SGN and Wales & West Utilities, with further support from IGEM, to donate large-scale specialist equipment, gathered at an operational site in the East Midlands before being shipped to where it is desperately needed in Ukraine.

The shipment of equipment on its way to Ukraine in Derbyshire, UK.

The industry effort also received financial support from the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM), and engagement help from the Polish Government’s Strategic Reserve Agency ‘Help Ukraine’ scheme and the European Energy Community‘s Ukraine Support Task Force.

Mark Horsley, CEO of Northern Gas Networks, said: “Our colleagues have been shocked and saddened by recent events in Ukraine, and were motivated to help Ukrainian citizens and our counterparts in the Ukrainian energy sector, using our specialist expertise.

“Alongside the terrible human toll, the war has caused immense damage to Ukrainian energy infrastructure and has seriously disrupted the provision of warmth and energy to their citizens. We hope that our action in gathering equipment over the past few weeks can restore to civilians some of the infrastructure required to restore warmth and power, and we will continue to offer our skills and knowledge however we can.”

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out critical works to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to homes and businesses in Horsforth

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England is carrying out essential upgrade work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Horsforth.

The ageing metallic gas main has undergone several recent repairs, so has now been prioritised for replacement with new, more durable plastic pipes.

The six-week project is under way on Westbrook Lane and is expected to be complete by Friday 17th June 2022, having been planned in collaboration with Leeds City Council.

In order for engineers to carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect members of the public, some traffic management measures will be necessary during the next stage of the project.

From Monday 13th June, a road closure will be placed on Long Row from the junction of Dickinson Street to the junction of Stanhope Avenue for approximately one week.

A clear signposted diversion will be in place during the works, so that motorists can use an alternative route.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway.

While most of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

Steve Pigott, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these critical works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Horsforth.

“We want to assure members of the public and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work 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.                                                                         – ENDS –

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in East Herrington, Sunderland

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential upgrade work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in East Herrington, Sunderland.

The ageing steel gas main has undergone several recent emergency repairs, so has now been prioritised for urgent replacement with new, more durable plastic pipes.

The scheme will involve replacing two kilometres of gas main on Silksworth Road, Durham Road and Herrington Road, and has been planned in conjunction with Sunderland Council.

Works will begin on 14th June and take approximately 20 weeks to fully complete.

To keep engineers and members of the public safe,  a westbound closure of Silksworth Road from Longmeadows to A690 Durham Road will be introduced. There will be a diversion route in place for the duration of the works.

NGN have agreed, as part of the works, to directionally drill under the A690 Durham Road Board Inn roundabout from Silksworth Road in order to reduce impact on traffic at the roundabout and minimise congestion.

NGN’s customer care officer will be visiting all businesses and residents ahead of the project to inform them of the works and how it will impact them.

Shaun Williams, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of East Herrington and surrounding areas.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work 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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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in North Ferriby

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in North Ferriby.

The ageing metal pipework is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers now while getting the network ready to transport alternative greener fuels in the future.

The work started on Monday 16th May and is expected to last for three weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

These will include a road closure on Station Road/Low Street from Tuesday 17th May for one week; three-way lights on Melton Road/Parklands Drive from Monday 23rd May for  one week, and a road closure on High Street from 17th May.

Signs will be displayed for motorists and a full signed diversion put in place.

While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

Russel Kaye, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of North Ferriby.

NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about NGN’s Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work 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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Covid-19 – Continuing to keep colleagues and customers safe

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We know people across Yorkshire, the North East and northern Cumbria rely on our services and there is no impact on the safe and reliable supply of gas to homes and businesses.

The safety of our colleagues and customers continues to be our highest priority.  While all of our work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep you safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Please let us know if you or a member of your household has a confirmed case of  Covid-19 before we visit, so that we can take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.

If you smell gas, suspect carbon monoxide or experience low gas pressure, please call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999 immediately.  The line is in operations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Before we visit, we’ll ask you a few quick questions about your health:

  • Do you or anyone in your household have a confirmed case of Coronavirus?
  • Are you or is anyone in your household experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 (Coronavirus)?

Please don’t worry about these questions. We will still come and help you – but we want to keep you and our colleagues safe.

Please be assured that if you or someone in your household indicates any of the above, we will only request entry your property in order to ensure your safety, or a continued supply of gas.

 

Questions

What’s the impact of Covid-19 on Northern Gas Networks? 

There is no impact on the safe and reliable supply of gas to homes and businesses across the North of England. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and taking precautions to look after our customers and colleagues alike.

Working in customers’ homes

It is important that our engineers are allowed to access to customers properties so that we can carry out our work.

We will take every precaution to keep customers safe during our work and our engineers will continue to practice good hygiene.

They will wash their hands thoroughly before and after the visit, ask you to open doors and windows and ask you to remain in a separate room throughout our visit.

They will also wear a face mask and gloves if requested to do so by the customer.

When working in the home of customers that have tested positive for coronavirus our engineers will:

  • Make prior arrangements to avoid face to face contact with customers
  • Wear full protective clothing including gloves, face mask, coveralls and safety goggles as a precaution
  • Ask everyone in the property if they are comfortable wearing a mask or face covering until the engineer has completed their visit
  • Ask that the people in the property stay in a separate room from the engineer
  • Ask you to open the windows in the room where the engineer will be working
  • Once our engineer has finished their work and leaves, they will remove their protective clothing and dispose of them safely and then thoroughly wash their hands before going to the next property

What are you doing to support your most vulnerable customers?

The safety and wellbeing of our customers is of the upmost important to us, in particular those that are most in need.

Our colleagues will take every precaution to keep customers safe and ensure that they feel comfortable during our work including wearing a face mask and gloves while working in a customers’ home if they request them to do so.

The Priority Services Register provides free additional services to customers with additional needs if there is a power cut or you lose your gas supply unexpectedly. You can find out more about the Register by contacting your energy supplier, local electricity or gas distributor. Find out more here

Are you still carrying out gas connections work and meter moves?

We are carrying out new gas connection projects and pipe alterations as normal.

You can apply for a new gas connection on our website or by contacting the Gas Connections Team at gasconnections@northerngas.co.uk or by phone at 0800 040 7766 option 2.

Will you still come out to gas escapes or suspected carbon monoxide?

Yes.  We have continued to provide this service safely to our customers throughout the pandemic and we will continue to attend any gas escape and make it safe, whether a person in that home has coronavirus or not.  Obviously, safety precautions will be taken to ensure our colleagues do not catch or spread the virus.

What do I do if I need to contact Northern Gas Networks?

You are able to contact our Customer Care Team as usual from Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm by calling 0800 040 7766, option 3. At all other times you can get in touch by emailing your details to customercare@northerngas.co.uk or via Twitter @NGNgas or Facebook/northerngasnetworks and we will get back to you.

If you need to contact our Connections team, please send an email with your details to gasconnections@northerngas.co.uk or speak to the team on 0800 040 7766, option 2.

If you smell gas, suspect carbon dioxide or experience low gas pressure, call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999, immediately. Please let the call operator know if you are also experiencing any symptoms of the Coronavirus so that our engineers can prepare accordingly.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. Working together we will make sure that we stay safe and continue to provide you with the best possible service.

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Redcar proposed as pioneering hydrogen community

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  • Proposal for up to 2,000 homes and businesses in Redcar to be heated with clean-burning gas from 2025
  • Plans for residents and businesses to be powered by locally produced hydrogen
  • Teesside targeted as hub for green hydrogenproduction by 2025‎

The North of England’s gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has today (Monday 9 May) announced that it is exploring plans to bring hydrogen for heating and cooking to some areas of Redcar after it was given the go ahead by Government and Ofgem, the energy regulator to develop its proposals to create the UK’s first hydrogen village.

The proposal involves switching the gas supply from natural gas to clean burning hydrogen for around 2,000 homes and businesses in parts of Redcar including the town centre, Warrenby, Coatham and an area of Kirkleatham from 2025, with a decision about whether the project will progress made in 2023.

Heating homes and powering industry with gas is currently responsible for up to a quarter of the country’s carbon emissions, however unlike the natural gas used today, hydrogen doesn’t produce any carbon when burned.

The plans involve producing hydrogen in Teesside, meaning Redcar would be self-sufficient, generating its own hydrogen locally, from renewable sources.

To achieve the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the government and industry are exploring the option of repurposing the UK’s gas network to transport 100% hydrogen. Today around 700 homes near Gateshead are already being heated by a blend of hydrogen and natural gas and some homes in Fife, Scotland will become the first to use 100% hydrogen.

NGN will now develop its proposal in more detail and will begin liaising with the local community and stakeholders in the area. As part of the consultation, everyone who is within the project area has been sent information including a letter and leaflet explaining more about the project.  NGN has also set up a dedicated website for customers and is holding customer drop-in sessions at the Civic Centre, before opening a shop in the town centre this Summer, which will become its permanent customer base.

If ultimately approved, the project is expected to begin from 2025 and run for around two years.

Commenting on the plans, Mark Horsley, CEO of Northern Gas Networks said: “Teesside has a proud industrial heritage and is now embracing the green industrial revolution with hydrogen production bringing skilled jobs to the area. Heating homes and businesses with this homegrown hydrogen, which will be stored locally, is a logical step as part of our work to bring sustainable, affordable and secure energy supplies to customers and communities throughout the North of England.  We are looking forward to engaging with the people and businesses of Redcar to develop our proposals further.”

Redcar was selected by NGN as it lies within the East Coast industrial cluster as it is in close proximity of established energy infrastructure including hydrogen production and storage facilities. The varied housing in the local area is also representative of homes throughout rest of the UK.

Cllr Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Developing a viable alternative to fossil fuels is imperative to the way we will live in the future and I’m really pleased to be working with Northern Gas Networks to put Redcar at the heart of this. The proposed community plans are ground-breaking and I hope all people and businesses in the areas which will be identified will be happy to take part if it is approved by Government.

“The work which has already taken place on Teesside around developing the fuels of the future gives Teesside a great chance to be successful in pioneering this work. As a council, we are committed to becoming carbon-neutral and schemes like this have the potential to make a significant difference in achieving this. I look forward to the plan developing and I hope the Government can see the potential for success in our region and select the Redcar scheme.”

Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar: “I have spoken in the House of Commons to press the case as to why Redcar is the ideal candidate for this demonstration, and I’m absolutely delighted that Northern Gas Networks has now formally proposed Redcar to be its pioneer for the future of hydrogen-fuelled homes.

“When we consider that 85% of homes are connected to the gas network, it becomes clear that we won’t make net zero without switching our gas network to 100% hydrogen.

“Teesside is quickly becoming the epicentre for hydrogen technology in the UK, especially following recent announcements on blue and green hydrogen production in the region.

“We were at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and through projects like this, we will lead our Green Industrial Revolution too.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Redcar is already home to a world-leading, first of its kind research programme being run by Northern Gas Networks testing 100% hydrogen in an isolated section of the domestic gas network, and this announcement shows its commitment to go further right here, proving our region is a powerhouse in developing the net zero technologies of the future that will deliver the cleaner, safer and healthier jobs for local workers.

“This is yet another fantastic example of how Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool are driving forward low carbon innovation and comes hot on the heels of other schemes across the region, including major investments in hydrogen production. These, along with our offshore wind and Net Zero Teesside’s carbon capture, utilisation and storage power plant on Teesworks are putting us front-and-centre of the UK’s ambitions in the sector.

“I’ll continue to do all I can to shout about our clean energy potential to Government and help get this over the line, cementing our position as a powerhouse and, vitally, creating good-quality, well-paid jobs for local people.”

Find more information about the project visit redcarhydrogencommunity.co.uk

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Notes to editor

  1. The Government’s 10 point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and recently published Hydrogen Strategy pledged to support industry to create the UK’s first hydrogen village, neighbourhood and town before the end of the decade.
  2. In 2021, Ofgem invited gas networks from across the UK to put forward plans to create the first ‘hydrogen village’, a proposal for up to 2,000 homes and businesses to be powered by clean-burning hydrogen from 2025.
  3. The Redcar Hydrogen Community has been chosen to progress to detailed planning along with a proposal from Cadent (the North West’s Gas Distribution Network) to create the hydrogen village in an area within Whitby, Ellesmere Port. One of the projects is expected to receive go-ahead in 2023.
  4. NGN started operating in 2005 and has been leading the way as one of the most cost-efficient of the UK’s eight gas distribution networks. NGN delivers great value for money to customers, as well as a whole host of social and economic benefits to the region. NGN is recognised as a dynamic, passionate, conscious and people focused team that safely and reliably delivers gas to over 2.7 million homes and businesses across the North East, northern Cumbria and much of Yorkshire.
  5. NGN is leading H21, the gas industry’s flagship suite of projects funded by Ofgem, to demonstrate that the existing gas network can be repurposed to carry hydrogen. After proving that it is technically possible and economically viable for the gas network to transport hydrogen, the H21 project is currently examining the safety implications of a hydrogen gas network. The next phase of the project will demonstrate how gas distribution companies would manage the network and the conversion to 100% hydrogen safely.  Tests will be carried out on a gas microgrid at RAF Spadeadam, and on an unoccupied live network in the South Bank area of Middlesbrough.
  6. NGN is a partner in HyDeploy, a project to blend 20% hydrogen into the existing gas supply with no changes required in customer homes. Following a successful demonstration on a private network at Keele University 670 properties in Winlaton, Gateshead are currently using a hydrogen blend.
  7. NGN is built the UK’s first homes to demonstrate 100% hydrogen appliances to the public in partnership with Cadent Gas and the Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The semi-detached houses, which are open to the public are based at NGN’s Low Thornley site near Gateshead and include hydrogen bookers, boilers, fires and even a barbecue.

 

 

 

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We’ve been working with local schools on some very big ideas!

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Over the past few months, some of our employees have been volunteering at local schools as part of the Big Ideas Programme, run by Solutions for the Planet .The students have been working on business plans to solve a sustainability issue, and we’ve been helping them with insider industry knowledge to make their plans as good as possible.

The plans were submitted to the Big Ideas Competition at the end of March and we are so excited that six of them have been shortlisted for the Regional Finals taking place throughout May! If they make it through to the National Finals, they will have a chance to present their ideas at the Palace of Westminster!

NGN mentor Claire at Outwood Academy

The schools taking part in Tuesday’s regional final at Leeds University are North Durham Academy, Outwood Academy Freeston and  Bishop Young CofE School  and

Halifax Academy ,Titus Salt and Dixons Kings Academy will battle it out on Friday’s second regional final.

In addition to our employee mentors who have been working with schools, our Operations Director John Richardson and Business Operations Lead Russ Kaye are going to be acting as judges at the  Regional Finals held at Leeds University and Bradford University this week.

John said: “I’m genuinely excited to be involved in this year’s competition, seeing the ideas being brought to the table and the clever thinking underpinning them. As a regional business working within our communities, it’s brilliant to be able support the progression and talents of young people across our network.”

Russ Kaye, Business Operations Lead at Northern Gas Networks said: “The Big Ideas competition is a fantastic opportunity to see the vision of sustainability through the eyes of the future generation. I am looking forward to being a part of that future and helping where I can.”

This project has been important for our business because we love engaging with our communities, and feel passionate about helping future generations realise their potential to positively impact on our planet. The project has also helped the students develop skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), all things we look for in future employees.

We wish all the students in the Big Ideas Competition the best of luck and can’t wait to see the winning ideas!

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in Ings Road, Hull

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Ings Road, Hull.

The ageing metal pipework is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers now while getting the network ready to transport alternative greener fuels in the future.

The work will start on Monday 9th May and is expected to last for three weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Hull City Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

A lane closure will be in place on Ings Road From 9th May, Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 3pm to minimise disruption for motorists during peak hours.

While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

Russel Kaye, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Ings Road.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about NGN’s Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work 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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