IT’S FULL steam ahead on the new pipeline set to bring natural gas to thousands of homes in Enniskillen, Derrylin and other parts of the county.
The ongoing work can be seen at roadside locations across Fermanagh where up to 40 temporary jobs have been created by the Gas to the West project
There are currently four teams of eight to ten workers, who are all from Fermanagh, carrying out the extensive roadworks to accommodate the project.
A number of new job opportunities are also currently available with the locally based project team as the company is currently recruiting a domestic sales representatives, records control assistant and transportation services and regulatory support officer.
Danny O’Malley, Director of SGN Natural Gas, said that while the pipe laying was still at a relatively early stage in a number of areas, work was progressing well to ensure homes and businesses can avail of the many benefits of natural gas as soon as possible.
He said: “Key pieces of work are currently taking place at a number of locations in Tyrone, Fermanagh and Derry. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel with the least environmental impact, and has a vital role to play in reducing fuel poverty levels which are worryingly high in the western area.”
Contractors are now back on the ground at a number of key locations across the project build area including the Brookeborough, Maguiresbridge and Derrylin areas. Up to 200kms of pipes are being laid as part of the major infrastructure for the new mains gas network.
Roadworks and traffic control are currently in operation in the following areas in Fermanagh to accommodate the works. Currently, traffic lights are in operation on the A4 Belfast Road between Brookeborough and Fivemiletown. There is a lane closure between Maguiresbridge and Lisbellaw, while in Derrylin there are traffic lights in operation at Newbridge Road.
Danny O’Malley, Director of SGN Natural Gas, said
“We wish to thank motorists and the wider public for their continued patience and co-operation during the ongoing construction phase to ensure homes and businesses can avail of the many benefits of natural gas as soon as possible.”
Regular updates on roadworks and diversions are available on the website, www.sgnnaturalgas.co.uk.
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