WALES & West Utilities is planning to invest over £14.9 million during 2020 to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses so that people are safe and warm for generations to come.
The news comes after the company invested £10.6 million in 2019, upgrading 53 kilometres of gas pipes across the West Wales area.
Rob Long, Wales & West Utilities Director of Operations, said:
“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across West Wales.
“Whether it’s for heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.
“We’ve pledged to deliver a Net Zero ready gas network by 2035, so this work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also make sure the gas network is fit for the future and is ready to transport green gases like hydrogen and biomethane.
“We’ll be in communities right across Wales and we really appreciate the support and patience of local people while we work. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on our plans.”
Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.
The company also has a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.