Behind-the-scenes look at gas depot

Stakeholders are given a tour of Northern Gas Networks' Burradon depot. Picture by Will Walker/North News & Pictures.
Stakeholders are given a tour of Northern Gas Networks' Burradon depot. Picture by Will Walker/North News & Pictures.

Stakeholders and residents have been given their first glimpse behind the scenes at a gas facility.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) opened the doors of its Burradon depot to the local community for the first time.

The day was a chance for members of public to find out more about what the gas distributor for the North of England does, how it does it and future plans for the North Tyne area.

People were taken on a tour of the depot and given the opportunity to find out more about NGN’s innovative approach to repairing and replacing gas pipes as well as the work that the company is doing with local schools and to support the more vulnerable members of the community.

Members of the public were able to see first-hand NGNs life-saving gas detection technology that can detect harmful levels of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere.

They were also able to see its new Core and Vac technology in practice, which reduces the amount of time taken to find a gas leak and make a repair from days to hours.

Nigel Chambers, customer operations area manager for the North Tyne area, said: “We were delighted to see so many people turn up to our first ever depot day.

“Northern Gas Networks provides an essential service to the local community each and every day, so it was a great opportunity to share more information about the work we do and also get some direct feedback from our customers and stakeholders to help us continuously improve the service we provide.”