Gas Distribution Network Replacement

Aqua Consultants provide tailored programme delivery solutions to the UK energy sector. Our goal is to help our clients realise tangible cost and schedule benefits through a range of industry expertise, traditional and innovative services. We are engaged with a number of Distribution Network Operators (DNO’s) through long term, collaborative framework agreements. Aqua Consultants was appointed to provide project management support for a mains replacement programme entailed replacement of a low pressure gas distribution network. The scheme also included a 700m Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) under a working harbour.

Service Synopsis

Provision of Project Management disciplines

Procurement of Main Works Contractor

Project Management of the Main Works Contractor

Contract and budget management


Distribution Network replaced


315mm HDD


Services replaced

3 Weeks

Commissioning ahead of schedule


Under budget


Customer complaints


Key stakeholders coordinated for HDD

Aqua Consultants was engaged to provide the full suite of Project Management disciplines required to deliver the project. This included contract and commercial management, HSEQ management and auditing, project consents, management of the Main Works Contractor and project scheduling.

Aqua prepared the tender documentation three weeks ahead of schedule, allowing the MWC to mobilise early. The HDD was critical to the success of the project, Aqua’s coordinated with all key stakeholders to ensure all consents were in place for this critical activity. With Aqua’s support the project was commissioned three weeks ahead of schedule, with zero safety and environmental incidents and over £500k under budget.


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