Phoenix Natural Gas – Gas to the East Network Extension

The Phoenix Natural Gas, Gas to the East expansion is a 3 year trunk and distribution main project across County Down and was an integral part of the £58 Million, 13 town network rollout to 28,000 commercial and domestic customers. Nuline Utilities were appointed as Contractor for the provision of planning, procurement, construction, reinstatement, testing and commissioning of 20kms of trunk main and 20kms of distribution infill gas mains.

Working in collaboration with the Project Management team of Kier Utilities ( and the Client team at Phoenix Natural Gas the project involved :- planning, site investigation, procurement and installation of 20000m of new 63, 90 and 125mm distribution infill mains in the urban environments of Dromore, Downpatrick, Newcastle, Ballynahinch, Crossgar, Annahilt and Crossgar, through housing estates and 21,000m of 225 and 315mm mm HPPE through a combination of main arterial routes within the towns. The combined efforts of the team generated high levels of productivity with an average of >500m per week of new gas distribution network being constructed, reinstated, tested and commissioned by the site operations team.