Amey secures contract with Northern Gas Networks

07 October 2013
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Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers, has successfully secured an eight year multi-million pound contract with one of the North of England’s leading gas distributers, Northern Gas Networks, to support the delivery of its 3,800km gas mains replacement programme.

The contract is worth around £144 million and will ensure that, together with Northern Gas Networks, the infrastructure remains fit for purpose to allow the continued safe and reliable delivery of gas to homes and businesses across the North of England.

The team will be responsible for maintaining over 37,000km of gas pipeline, delivering service and meter connections, as well as supporting the client with emergency repairs.

The award of the contract continues our long standing relationship with Northern Gas Networks and positions Amey as one of their main partners and suppliers of gas maintenance services across the network.

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said: “Securing this contract is great news for the business and testament to our collaborative partnership with Northern Gas Networks. We look forward to continuing to work closely together, to deliver a service that the communities in the North of England can fully rely on.”

Howard Forster, Customer Operations Director, from Northern Gas Networks said: “As the most efficient gas distribution network in the country, we are committed to ensuring that we deliver high service standards to all of our customers. Over the next eight years we will be working with Amey, as well as a number of locally based engineering businesses, to replace more than 3,800km of old metal gas pipes with modern plastic equivalents.  It’s a hugely important undertaking and will ensure that our customers and their future generations continue to benefit from a safe and reliable gas supply.”

The contract award comes just weeks after Amey picked up three separate contracts, one with the Highways Agency to manage and maintain over 600 miles of strategic roads across East Anglia, a contract with Transport Scotland where Amey is in a partnership to upgrade the motorway network, and a contract with Welsh Water to deliver water services in South Wales.

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