SGN

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.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 17th Jan 2018
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This direction sets the conditions of funding for Southern Gas Networks Network Innovation Competition project – Robotic Roadworks and Excavation System.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 3 Associated documents
Non-confidential documents submitted by SGN to the Gas Network Innovation Competition for the project entitled RRES - Robotic Roadworks & Excavation System

  • Published: 12th Jan 2016
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This direction sets the conditions of funding for SGN’s Network Innovation Competition project – Real-Time Networks.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2015
  • Reports and plans
  • 3 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by SGN to the Gas Network Innovation Competition for the project entitled Real-Time Networks on which our decision to award NIC funding is based.

  • Published: 14th Sep 2015
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the Six Monthly Report delivered by SGN on their Gas Network Innovation Competition project, Robotics.

  • Published: 14th Sep 2015
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the Six Monthly Report delivered by SGN on their Gas Network Innovation Competition project, Opening up the Gas Market.

  • Published: 12th Mar 2015
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
This is our decision to approve changes to Scotia Gas Network’s Gas Network Innovation Competition project: 'Opening up the Gas Market'.

  • Published: 12th Feb 2015
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the Six Monthly Report, delivered by Scotia Gas Networks on their Gas NIC project: Robotics.

  • Published: 11th Feb 2015
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the Six Monthly Report, delivered by Scotia Gas Networks on their Gas NIC project: Opening up the Gas Market.

  • Published: 12th Nov 2014
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
This is our decision approve changes to Scotia Gas Network’s Gas Network Innovation Competition project - Opening up the Gas Market.

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