Sheffield-based Fulcrum, the energy and utilities provider, has secured its first biogas contract since it entered the market, and it has begun work on the installation of a 1.3km gas pipeline.
The project, which is being carried out on behalf of the main contractor, Burrell & Sons, will see the installation of a new pipeline to connect a £12m biogas plant to the UK distribution network at a site in Welbeck Colliery, Nottinghamshire. A team of four engineers will be based at the colliery for the length of the project, which is expected to take 11 weeks. They will carry out excavation work and lay the pipeline.
Fulcrum designs and installs new gas and utility infrastructure to domestic properties and business premises to receive gas from the UK Gas network.
The new service sees Fulcrum’s installation process reversed, to enable energy produced by biogas generators to be fed into the UK network through the installation of new gas infrastructure.
The introduction of this service is part of Fulcrum’s strategy to operate across a range of utility sectors providing technical engineering, design, project management and consultancy services.
It has a long track record in the utilities industry, and includes British Gas among its high profile customers.
Martin Donnachie, the chief executive of Fulcrum, said: “There has been a positive reception for our expanded service provision from operators in the biogas industry, and we expect that this landmark agreement will be the first of many successful collaborations.
“Fulcrum has a wide variety of transferable skills.”