Britain Moves Forward on Gas Mains Replacement Program

December 2017, Vol. 244, No. 12

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor

Britain is halfway through replacing the regional gas distribution network which serves 23 million businesses and homes. A pipeline system of about 155,000 miles (250,000 km) in total length – it is also rather old. “Much of the original U.K. network is over a hundred years old,” said Jonathan Callighan, Construction and Procurement director of Cadent Gas, which operates half of the regional gas distribution network. Preconstruction surveys of the network have identified and prioritized what needs to be done and where. To minimize disruption to the public, the replacement of all cast-iron and ductile…

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