Supporting the gas industry since 1863
Date16th September 2014
Time09:00 - 16:30
VenueThe British Library Conference Centre, London
Price £25.00 (Members) £50.00 (Non-Members)
All prices exclude VAT

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The British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact Details:

Linda Mee email or call 01509 678184

Celebrate history and look to the future


09:00   Registration & refreshments

09:30   Welcome 
   Simon Ayley, IGEM President


09:40   Gasholders - the story so far
           Jeremy Bending, Director, ARMCO SOLUTIONS Ltd           

10:00   Storage strategy
           Chris Clarke, Director, Asset Management & HSE, Wales and West

10:20   History of gasholders
           Russell Thomas, Technical Director Environment, Parsons

10:40   Discussion and sharing of experiences

11:00   Refreshments, exhibition and networking

            200 Years of Operation

11:30   200 years of operation
           Jon Butterworth, Director, Non-Regulated Businesses, National Grid

11:50   Skills & safety
           Steve Catling, Head of Network Management Distribution (<7bar), 

12:10   Discussion and sharing of experiences            

12:30   Lunch, exhibition and networking

            Decommissioning & regeneration

13:15   Gasholder demolition - the challenges
           Grant Rogers, Asset Integrity Manager, Wales & West Utilities
13:35   Gasworks remediation
           Oliver Lancaster, Principal Environmental Engineer, Wales & West

13:55   Gasholder remediation practices in the US
           John A Ripp, Vice-President, GEI Consultants Inc
14:15   Regeneration & development stories from around the world
           The King's Cross Gasholders - the icons return
           Russell Thomas, Technical Director Environment, Parsons
           Morwenna Wilson, Senior Projects Director, Argent LLP


14:45  Discussion and sharing of experiences
15:00   Refreshments, exhibition and networking

            Recording our History

15:30   An artist in residence
           Dan Sadler, Head of Investment Planning & Major Projects, Northern
           Gas Networks

15:55   National Grid – Delivering regeneration, preserving heritage
           Richard Alden, Head of Commercial Property, National Grid 
16:20   Closing remarks

16:30   Depart

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