SGN's unused pipes are mainly located in public roads and footpaths and range between 2 and 12 inches in diameter.
Ongoing Decommissioning Programme
Each year, through SGN’s gas mains replacement activities, approximately 150 kilometres of newly decommissioned pipes are added to the pool of assets available for alternative use.
How can these pipes be repurposed?
SGN believe these assets could easily be repurposed as conduits by other utility companies who are looking to install their own infrastructure along the same routes or at the same locations.
Alternate uses include:
What are the benefits?
Benefits of insertion compared with traditional methods:
Are you planning to work in an area where existing unused gas pipes might exist?
Could you use an existing unused pipe to avoid digging up the entire road?
Are you working in a challenging location where getting permission to dig is difficult?
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