Wales & West Utilities is continuing its work to upgrade gas pipes in the Newlyn area of Penzance.

The first phase of the work, which began in January, has been completed on time and now the gas emergency and pipeline service has started the second part of the project. This involves working in The Ropewalk, Pine Road, Mount Pleasant, Mounts Bay Road, Treban Road and Croft Road and will finish in August.

To minimise impact to holidaymakers the final phase will then start in October and the overall project will be complete next year. It is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses.

To keep disruption to a minimum, Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Cornwall Council to plan the work and has liaised with local businesses to inform them of the plans.

Wales & West Utilities Francis Kirk is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the Penzance area. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

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Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.