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Wales & West Utilities has joined with the rest of the UK’s gas transmission and distribution networks to assemble key specialist components which will help to repair and replace gas infrastructure damaged during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Wales & West Utilities has joined with Cadent, National Grid Gas Transmission, Northern Gas Networks and SGN, which have all donated large-scale specialist equipment. The equipment was gathered at an operational site in the East Midlands before being shipped to Ukraine, where it is desperately needed.

The industry effort has received financial support from the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM), and engagement help from the Polish Government’s Strategic Reserve Agency ‘Help Ukraine’ scheme and the European Energy Community‘s Ukraine Support Task Force.

Graham Edwards, Wales & West Utilities Chief Executive, said:

Our colleagues have been shocked and saddened by recent events in Ukraine and were motivated to help Ukrainian citizens and our counterparts in the Ukrainian energy sector, using our specialist expertise.

Alongside the terrible human toll, the war has caused immense damage to Ukrainian energy infrastructure and has seriously disrupted the provision of warmth and energy to their citizens. We hope that our action in gathering equipment over the past few weeks can restore to civilians some of the infrastructure required to restore warmth and power, and we will continue to offer our skills and knowledge however we can.