Wales & West Utilities

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Wales & West Utilities
Private
Industry Energy
Founded 2005
Headquarters Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Area served
Wales, South West England
Products Gas Distribution
Owner Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings
Website www.wwutilities.co.uk

Wales & West Utilities operates the gas distribution network across Wales and the South West England regions of the United Kingdom. It also provides the gas emergency service and delivers the iron mains risk reduction programme in those areas.[1]

History[edit]

The company was set up following National Grid plc's decision to sell four of its local gas distribution networks in order to raise funds for expansion.

The Wales & West Utilities consortium, led by the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund, made a successful bid for the area, and began operations on 1 June 2005. It moved to its current headquarters at Celtic Springs Business Park, Newport, in June 2006. It operates around 35,000 km of gas pipelines with an estimated population of 7.5 million.[2] In 2012, the company was sold to several companies run by Li Ka Shing.[3]

The company has operational bases in Wrexham, Flint, Colwyn Bay, Haverfordwest, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Evesham, Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Trowbridge, Bridgwater, Exeter, Bideford, Torquay, Plymouth and Redruth.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iron mains risk reduction". www.hse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 
  2. ^ Our Company: Wales & West Utilities. Retrieved on 2011-07-03
  3. ^ Hong Kong Tycoon to Pay $1 Billion for British Gas Firm
  4. ^ Distribution Network: Wales & West Utilities. Retrieved on 2011-07-03

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