Gas upgrade work completes in Barry ahead of schedule

Posted on: 22/11/2021

Wales & West Utilities has completed its work in the Park Crescent area of Barry ahead of schedule.

The £330,000 work, which started on the 11 October, was essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses so that people are safe and warm for generations to come.

Having liaised with Vale of Glamorgan Council to plan the work, which saw traffic management in place on Romilly Road and Park Crescent, Wales & West Utilities is delighted to have lifted traffic restrictions a week and a half ahead of schedule.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith managed this work and said:

We’re happy to have finished this upgrade work ahead of schedule and want to thank everyone who lives and works in the area for bearing with us while we completed this essential work.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Barry and the surrounding areas. 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.

This work was 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.

This work formed part of Wales & West Utilities wider gas pipe upgrade work in Barry.

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.