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Wood to design future grid with National Gas

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Consulting and engineering company, Wood is working with independent gas supplier, National Gas to ensure Britain’s gas transmission system is secure and sustainable.

London city from a drone viewNational Gas currently operates the entire gas transmission system in Great Britain and has appointed Wood to digitally upgrade 7,600 km of essential pipelines, compressor stations and terminal infrastructure as part of their commitment to energy transition.

Over five years, Wood will apply digital solutions to transform National Gas infrastructure to modern, cyber-secure technology across their entire network of critical assets across Britain.

Wood is also delivering specialist hydrogen studies to National Gas on its National Transmission System (NTS) to support its target of achieving net zero by 2050. Wood Virtuoso, a digital twin solution, will analyse the characteristics of blended hydrogen and natural gas and advise on the level of investment required to repurpose the NTS infrastructure.

Azad Hessamodini, Wood’s executive president of consulting, says: ‘This work demonstrates the intrinsic link between digitalisation and decarbonisation and Wood’s expertise to deliver tangible solutions that drive towards the industry’s net zero goals… Through our ability to combine hydrogen and digital expertise, we are also providing a path for NGT to transition to low-carbon fuels through hydrogen blending, further supporting the UK’s net zero ambitions.’

 

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