We are committed to the UK’s net-zero targets and have invested widely in commercial ventures, biomethane assets and projects.
We are committed to the UK’s net-zero targets and have directly invested over £40 million in biomethane assets and ventures.
We are supporting SGN with it’s aims to supply 450,000 properties to with green gas by the end of the RIIO-GD2 price control period in 2026 and will continue to explore green investment opportunities.
Our wider business has recently entered into a 50:50 joint-venture with Murphy and created Murphy Utility Assets (MUA).
MUA has been established as a utility connections asset owner and plans to enter the market for both Independent Gas Transporters (IGTs) and Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs).
Initially, MUA will focus on taking on gas and electricity infrastructure assets across the UK but there are longer term plans to develop a ‘one-stop shop’ for all utility infrastructure on new developments. This will include future energy solutions such as heat networks.
Our Commercial Director, Simon Reilly commented:
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to enter a new market. As well as aligning neatly with our property development business SGN Place, this new venture leverages our group’s core skills and experience as an infrastructure owner and operator combining with Murphy’s established presence in the construction market”.
Director, Commercial Services and Investments
Our sister company formed in 2018, SGN Place, is the property disposal and development arm of SGN. SGN Place aims to support a plan of re-using and redeveloping brownfield land. By developing these sites we want to support community safety and sustainability. We believe these disused gasholders can be transformed and brought back to the communities they reside in; we aim to deliver 6000 homes over the next decade.
To find out more about SGN Place, please click here.
Scotland’s first biomethane plant at Coupar Angus was commissioned in December 2014. We’ve worked closely with our partners at Keithick Biogas Ltd on this project from planning stage through to ‘biomethane to grid’ and continue to provide full maintenance and operational support today.
Rainbarrow Farm AD Plant, the UK’s first biomethane-to-grid commercial facility is owned and operated by JV Energen LLP. The plant was fully commissioned in October 2012 and been successfully operating ever since, making it the longest serving biomethane-to-grid facility in the UK.
SGN Commercial Services has enjoyed a close working relationship with JV Energen LLP and are proud to have supported the venture from the beginning.
Learn how our expertise additional investment enabled gas grid capacity to increase from 150m³ an hour in the summer months to 475m³ an hour all year round.