Investment in Cadent Gas

Cadent Gas is the UK’s largest gas distribution network. It manages more than 80,000 miles of pipes, most of them underground – which transport gas to 11 million customers.

As well as planned maintenance on the network, Cadent is always responsible for ensuring a safe supply. If a gas pipe is leaking, Cadent engineers must attend that emergency fast and within the hour to assess the situation and level of risk to the public. In most cases the gas can be contained, with a temporary repair put in place until a more permanent solution can be completed. If the leak cannot be contained, they must evacuate the area immediately – the size of the evacuation depends on the nature of the leak and the surrounding infrastructure.

Customer Name
Cadent Gas

The Challenge

To deliver against this demanding backdrop Cadent Gas required a reliable, agile, experienced plant and equipment supplier with a proven track record, national footprint and the investment in equipment to ensure the latest innovations are available.

The Solution

In October 2019 Cadent partnered with us to provide its equipment and plant hire services to their operational teams.

We have supplied a vast range of specialist products and services to the utilities industry for many years. We have over 190 Service Centres across the UK and a vast portfolio of the latest products. We also have the technical back-up Cadent required and are a perfect fit. We are agile and flexible – a vital trait in an infrastructure market that can demand essential and crucial emergency works fast.

The services we provide include mechanised plant, welfare accommodation, fencing and barriers, access equipment, utility equipment and generators.The equipment will be mainly used by Cadent’s repair teams and will also be accessible to all of the company’s operational teams.

In a commitment to Cadent Gas we also invested £1.5m in new machinery specifically for this contract. This included commissioning an entire production line with JCB, speeding up delivery times of brand-new mini excavators and trailers to the Cadent teams.  

The Results

This new partnership sees us expand our footprint within the utilities industry as we welcome Cadent on board as a valued customer.

As the working relationship progresses we will continue to be flexible, supportive and react quickly to the operating needs Cadent Gas demands. We will bring innovative equipment and practices to the partnership, adding value, enhancing safety and bringing cost efficiencies.

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