Design and Planning
GAS TRANSMISSION SERVICES, PIPELINE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Rush Construction Services have designed and project managed new-build large diameter gas pipeline projects and high Pressure Reduction Installations, along with numerous pipeline diversions and PRI modifications. Our expertise in this field is known and recognised throughout the UK Gas Industry:
Pressure Reduction Installation (PRI) 2006/7
We were major contributors to a recently successful project carried out by National Grid, where, in preparation for a reinforcement of the gas supply to London, a new Pressure Reduction Installation has been built. RCS have worked in the South East and London area for over 30 years and Bob Rush was a young Quantity Surveyor for British Gas on the original feeder pipeline in 1973.
The new PRS is innovative in a number of ways in that the design is the first in the UK to have below ground – no maintenance – regulators. This has meant sound attenuation is excellent and noise has reduced considerably – important in an urban environment with development potential close by. Coupled with no joint breaking for maintenance, this is a serious step forward in PRI design in the UK.
Being an old (1850s until 1970) gas-producing works meant there was potentially serious contamination present. RCS were part of the team, during construction, which ensured that no contaminated material left site. The project received a commendation for its environmental aspects.
More detailed descriptions of the innovative design and treatment of contaminated spoil are given on our “Projects” pages.
South West Fringes: Greater London 2003
This was a green field installation which was necessitated by demand for gas on the outer fringes of National Grid operations and located within an area of outstanding natural beauty. We were able to design sensitively for the surroundings and assist in the management of construction to ensure a successful outcome. The site was landscaped sympathetically to provide excellent noise attenuation and visual camouflage in this area of natural beauty. An interesting and innovative aspect of the project was the full fiscal metering capability (described more fully on our “Projects” pages).
We are proud of our record in seeking and implementing innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to individual design requirements, which is illustrated by the examples above and many other projects completed by Rush Construction Services.
Distribution Network Design: New Gas Infrastructure Operating Up To 7barg
We have designed gas network schemes for many domestic housing, commercial and industrial projects and are now the sole gas utility designer working on the largest private finance initiative scheme ever let in Europe.
Rush Construction Services are fully accredited for Design under the Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS) which is administered by Lloyds Register. In addition to the high pressure work detailed earlier, we also design new gas infrastructure operating up to 7barg for installation by Utility Infrastructure Providers, which is then adopted by Gas Transporters without the need for the extensive detail normally required.
If you are a Developer of Residential Housing, Industrial Complexes, Commercial Retail Parks, etc., then please refer to our “Developers’ Page”.