Cadent are currently carrying out works on a leak from an old gas main that runs underneath the M60, north of Manchester.
The leak is located between Junction 16 and 17 at a depth of about four metres and the pipe runs across all eight lanes, and the two hard shoulders of this incredibly busy motorway. The motorway reopened, and gas now flows safely to the thousands of homes which take a feed from this pipe. This situation will remain under constant monitoring, however, is not something we can leave for a long period unresolved.

We now have an agreed plan, which involves inserting around 210 metres of new plastic main through the old spun iron main across the M60 motorway. with no interruption to traffic, nor any interruption to supply Work will then commence (w/c 1 Feb) on the main task, to create a safe system for gas to continue flowing, before then pushing the new pipe through the old one.

As an UIP/IGT you will have a critical role in ensuring this impact is kept to a minimum.
To help us to protect our Network we are asking if you have any work – planned or emergency – taking place on or near to our medium pressure network in the Manchester, Rochdale and Salford area, between now and the middle of March, it is vital you contact us.

Before you commence any site work, we will need to assess what impact it will have on the network. It is possible we will require you to postpone until after these works on the M60 work have completed.  If you have any works please call Laura Cheshire 07811 979680 in the first instance and forward correspondence to  

Keeping gas flowing to our customers is a priority and we need our UIP/IGT community to work with us by ensuring you contact us before you commence any siteworks in the impacted areas around Manchester.

Any works not highlighted could be putting at risk our ability to keep customers on gas. 

We thank you for your co-operation and urgent attention to this matter.

Please contact Pete O’Neill on 07785 906608 if you require any further information.

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Here you will find out more about the steps you need to take to register to make connections to our network and the various processes we need to follow with you.  Don't worry, we’ll stay in touch along the way to make sure it's going smoothly and you’re happy with everything.
  • Register with us

    To lay gas infrastructure and transfer ownership to Cadent, or lay infrastructure on behalf of an IGT, you must register with us first.

  • Submit request

    Submit your request online via the IGT and UIP web portal, or manually via email. An administration charge applies to Fast Tracks and Quotations.

  • Validation and approval

    We will process your request in line with our policies and procedures. Based on your request, we will provide the details you need to progress your work.

  • Plan in works

    Once you have received design approval, you can plan in your works.

  • Works complete

    Once you have received clearance, you can complete your works. We may visit site to audit the works and ensure they are carried out safely and responsibly.

  • Submit completion file

    Send us your completion file no later than 14 days after completing the works.

  • Asset adoption letter issued

    Once we have validated your completion file, we will issue an asset adoption letter to confirm the project is complete.

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Register with us

Third Party organisations wishing to lay gas infrastructure and transfer ownership to Cadent, or lay infrastructure on behalf of Independent Gas Transporters to connect to Cadent's network, must register with us as a UIP.

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Submit your request

Identify available pressure and establish if there is a requirement for reinforcement at the customer's chosen connection point.

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Detailed Analysis Study (DAS)

Our DAS is an in depth analysis study which looks at our network in its entirety and explores all Reinforcement and Alternative to Reinforcement options to allow our customers to connect to our network.

Detailed Analysis Study

Planning your Works

You will need to let us know when you are planning to carry out your works.

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For useful information on data capture, completion file documents and timescales.

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IGT/UIP Document library

Forms, guidance and other information to support your application.

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Admin and support: Laura Cheshire 07811 979680 / Pete O’Neill 07785 906608
Design & Quote: Jemima Mitchell 07790 819548 / Pete O’Neill 07785 906608
Analysis: Monir Uddin 07870 504664 / Andrew Gilfeather 07971 814627
Completions: Hannah Dakin-Stevens 07812391187 / Lee Tedds 07970 419669

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