Wales & West Utilities has completed essential gas pipe upgrade work on a major Cardiff road five weeks ahead of schedule.

The work, on Greyfriars Road, was due to take 16 weeks to complete but Wales & West Utilities hardworking engineers completed the scheme in just 11 weeks. It involved upgrading 150 metres of gas pipe and, now that it’s complete, will make sure the gas keeps flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area long into the future. 

Wales & West Utilities worked closely with Cardiff Council during the essential work to keep disruption to a minimum.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller for the area, Francis Kirk, managed the work and said:

“We’re delighted to have finished this gas pipe upgrade work ahead of schedule. We know that working in the city centre was not ideal but the work was essential to keep the gas flowing to heat and power businesses in the area and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. 

“We would like to thank local businesses and commuters for bearing with us whilst we completed this essential work.”

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across Wales and the south west of England. 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 upgraded to new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and businesses now and in the future.