We have awarded funding for four SGN Gas Network Innovation Competition projects. You can find further information on each project and related documents under the publications and updates feed below.
RRES - Robotic Roadworks & Excavation System - 2017
The project aims to develop a Robotic Roadworks & Excavation System, which will use advanced robotics and Artificial Intelligence to lower the cost and improve the efficiency, safety and environmental impact of utility excavations and activity.
Real-time Networks - 2015
The project seeks to develop, install and demonstrate a flexible ‘real-time’ network that would enable the GB gas network to meet current and evolving needs. The project will install and demonstrate sensing technologies, associated hardware and software, and infrastructure, in a representative section of the GB gas network.
Opening up the Gas Market - 2014
A project to establish whether gas which sits outside the British Gas Safety (Management) Regulations standards could be used safely and efficiently in Great Britain.
Robotics - 2014
A project to develop new robotic technologies that operate inside live gas networks, in order to repair leaking joints, manage risk of pipe fracture in larger diameter pipes and repair and replace pipeline assets.