Isle of Man Natural Gas pipeline project
9th September, 2010
NATURAL gas is to be extended to 6,500 homes and businesses in the north, west and south of the Isle of Man.
Tynwald voted overwhelmingly in July this year to spend £23.5 million on pipelines to channel natural gas to all areas of the Island currently using the town's gas network, after Manx Gas warned the network would become obsolete within five years.
Bord Gáis Eireann signed an historic agreement in 2002 to develop a natural gas spur pipeline linking the Isle of Man to the Second Interconnector between Ireland and South West Scotland. This pipeline was be the first physical infrastructural connection between Scotland, the Isle of Man and Ireland providing natural gas for the MEA's combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station at Pulrose on the Isle of Man as well as linking into the gas distribution network for the Douglas area.
This new extension to the network will lead to a 30 per cent reduction in gas bills for gas customers in Ramsey, Peel, Port St Mary, Port Erin, Castletown, Ballasalla, Colby and Ballakillowey.
Once again, the professionalism, expertise and project management skills of Manx Independent Carriers has shown through above our competitors as we embark on this prestigious venture.