• Humber pipeline contract awarded
  • Humber pipeline contract awarded

Humber pipeline contract awarded

23 May 2016

National Grid has awarded the A.Hak, Skanska and  PORR Bau GmbH joint venture the contract to design and build a replacement high pressure gas pipeline within a tunnel, underneath the River Humber from Paull to Goxhill, replacing the existing pipeline which lies on the riverbed. 


Phil Croft, National Grid’s senior project manager said: ‘This pipeline will be the longest gas pipeline in a tunnel, inserted in a single string in the world. To do this we need partners with experience and a proven track record. Skanska, PORR and A.Hak were able to demonstrate their expertise and knowledge throughout the tender process, giving us the confidence that this was the right company to build this tunnel and pipeline in such an environmentally sensitive and commercially busy river.’

On behalf of the joint venture, Colin Nicol, Operations Director, Skanska said: ‘We are delighted to be awarded this contract. The joint venture was formed to bring together international expertise to deliver, in an innovative, sustainable and collaborative way, a tunnel that will protect the pipeline for the long term, helping National Grid to provide a vital service to millions of people.’

The River Humber pipeline is part of the national transmission system – connecting the import terminal at Easington, on the East Yorkshire coast, to the wider network and delivering gas to millions of customers throughout the UK.

More information available in the official press release and on National Grid's project website.

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