Digital map will show all of UK’s underground assets
A digital map of all UK underground pipes and cables is set to be created in an effort to end utility strikes and save lives.
Making excavation safer
The unintentional striking of an electrical cable or gas pipeline has a significant impact on asset owners, damaging their infrastructure, disrupting their customers and undermining their brand reputation. Richard Broome, managing director at LSBUD (Linesearch BeforeUdig), draws on data from the company's recent 'Digging Up Britain' report to consider how common a problem asset strikes are and looks at what more can be done to stop them.
Cadent's 'Gas-Bots' are being used to repair gas pipes in London. The CISBOT has been used beneath one of London's busiest locations - The Strand.
Cadent using ‘Gas Bots’ to carry out pipe repairs
Cadent is using innovative 'Gas-Bots' to carry out repairs to gas pipes in London.
Wales & West Utilities to carry out gas pipe upgrade in Exeter
Wales & West Utilities is set to start a £1 million gas pipe investment scheme in the Newton St Cyres and Cowley areas of Exeter.
Wales & West starts £600,000 gas pipe upgrade
Wales & West Utilities has started a £600,000 gas pipe improvement scheme in the Hornsbury Hill area of Chard.
Ofgem to investigate Cadent’s record keeping
Ofgem has launched an investigation into whether Cadent failed to keep records of gas pipes (risers) in some blocks of flats that are part of its network.
£1.4m project to upgrade gas pipes in Silverstone
Cadent will start work on a £1.4 million project to strengthen the gas pipes in the Silverstone area this month (April).
£12.3m invested in South East Wales’ gas network
Gas emergency and pipeline service, Wales & West Utilities, has announced that last year it invested more than £12.3 million to upgrade the gas network across the South East Wales region.
£7.7m invested in Exeter’s gas network last year
Wales & West Utilities invested more than £7.7 million to upgrade the gas network across Exeter and the surrounding area last year.
WWU assist Network Rail in electrification programme
Gas distributor Wales and West Utilities (WWU) is working with Network Rail to divert gas pipes disrupted by rail works as tracks between Swindon and Swansea are electrified in a £2.8 billion rail modernisation programme.