Wales & West Utilities is replacing old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones in the Gendros and Ravenhill areas of Swansea.

The work is being done by our contract partner Amec Foster Wheeler, and started on 29 March. We anticipate it will take around five weeks to complete.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with City & County of Swansea Council in planning this work to keep disruption for residents and road users to a minimum. Traffic lights will be in place at the junctions of Middle Road with Ravenhill Road, Ffordd y Brain and Beverley Gardens as the work progresses.

We have written to local residents letting them know what they can expect while we are working.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller for Wales, Francis Kirk, said:

“We know the effect that this sort of work can have on communities, and we will have a team on site throughout the project to make sure that we get the job finished as safely and as quickly as possible to minimise disruption for local people and road users.

“This is the final phase of a gas pipe investment programme for the area, essential to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and into the future.”

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on 0800 912 2999 or by Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or

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 replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.