Plans become reality for Wales & West utilities
Jul 08, 2010
Following its three-plus two year supplier agreement with gas distribution company, Wales & West Utilities, signed in 2008, MAN has delivered two new MAN TGS 26.440 6x2-4 BL chassis with ground-breaking suction excavation equipment from TT-UK and German design partner RSP. These are the first two vehicles of their kind purchased by WWU and are used for below ground gas-pipe maintenance and replacement work. Surrounding ground, including broken concrete, is sucked up and deposited in a chassis mounted container.
This creates a negative pressure to lift the excavated material from the ground without causing damage to underground services near to gas pipes.
"We were delighted to get on board with MAN back in 2008," said WWU’s Transport Manager, Andrew Pettiford. "and, since then, we have formed a real partnership, particularly with Adam Marchant, who has worked tirelessly to ensure we get an exacting chassis specification – I really don’t think we could have done it with any other manufacturer". He added, "The result is a truly bespoke vehicle, and one that brings both increased efficiency and safety on site."
Wales & West Utilities, with its main offices based in Newport, South Wales, is a regulated gas distribution business with around 35,000 km of gas distribution pipelines located in Wales and the South West of England. Covering 1/6th of the UK, WWU serves a catchment area with a population of 7.4 million.
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