Gas network in north of UK gets pipe upgrade

UK gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is investing £77,000 (€86,000) to upgrade the gas distribution network in the Leeds area.
The project in the Hipperholme area will take about six weeks to complete. The work will see old metallic gas mains replaced with modern plastic pipes.
Northern Gas Networks, which operates in the north of the UK, is continuing to prioritise work in line with UK government health guidance and has extra safety precautions in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that its workplaces are COVID secure.
Chris Nevison, Northern Gas Networks business lead for Pennines, said: “We have worked closely with Calderdale Council to plan this project.
“We appreciate that no-one likes roadworks, but this work is essential to ensure a reliable gas supply for homes and businesses in the area. Everything will be done to complete this work as quickly as possible, while observing all the necessary safety guidance during this difficult time.”
As well as critical services, which include responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and critical maintenance activities, engineers from Northern Gas Networks are carrying out work to upgrade critical infrastructure, including planned work to modernise ageing metal gas mains, where the majority of the work can be carried out safely in the street.

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