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Gas to the West project has resumed

SGN Natural Gas contractors are back on the road as they return to work on a phased basis to complete the Gas to the West project.

The company has confirmed that its contractors will resume connection-related work while adhering to Government and NHS advice on precautionary measures to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

Work is starting in Omagh, Dungannon and Cookstown.

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Strict emphasis will be placed on social distancing at least two metres from colleagues, customers, and the public.

SGN Natural Gas welcomed the scheduled return of its workers to meet the growing demand for business and domestic connections in the new network area in the west of Northern Ireland.

Danny O’Malley, Director of SGN Natural Gas stressed that the safety of its colleagues and the public was paramount and has urged people to stay the required distance from contractors working in streets and residential areas at all times.

He said, “We are looking forward to connecting the many homes in our network area who are eager to switch from their existing fuel supply to natural gas as soon as possible.

We know that during the coronavirus outbreak, local consumers will rely on us more than ever to keep them and their families safe and warm.

I would like to reassure the communities in the towns we serve that SGN Natural Gas is committed to operating safely in accordance with the latest government guidance to help further reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Our contractors will be displaying additional COVID-19 health and safety signage on site including contact numbers. We would like to thank everyone for their ongoing patience and co-operation during this new era for us all,” said Mr O’Malley.

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The pre-scheduled work will be carried out on a phased basis in the various key towns.

Notification cards with further details and numbers to contact if required will be delivered to properties in the relevant areas prior to pre-scheduled works commencing.

For further information please visit the SGN Natural Gas website, sgnnaturalgas.co.uk or freephone the Customer service number 0800 975 7774.

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