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London: Konferenz zur Geschichte und Erhaltung von Gasbehältern

„Gasholders ‚Recording the end of an era'“ heisst die Konferenz, die am 16. September 2014 von 9:00 – 16:30 Uhr im British Library Conference Centre in London geplant ist.

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Aus der Einladung:

Once a familiar site on landscapes across the country, the era of the once essential gasholder has come to an end.

As the last of these majestic structures are being decommissioned and transformed into beautiful new buildings, IGEM is looking back over the history of gasometers in Britain.

Join our one day event as we celebrate the heritage of these monolithic creations and also look at advances in 21st century gas storage.

Supported by National Grid, Northern Gas Networks, Scotia Gas Networks and Wales & West Utilities, we will be looking at how gas storage has changed over the last two hundred years.

Learn about the history of gasholders, their purpose and how they served customers. Gain an understanding of why these extraordinary structures are now being decommissioned and replaced with new solutions for the future of gas. Listen as leading industry experts share their wealth of knowledge.

We will be looking at:

  • The age of the gasholders and why it came to an end
  • Decommissioning and regeneration
  • Environmental preservation
  • The importance of recording our history

This event would be of particular interest to anyone with an interest and passion for the history of the gas industry, from those working in demolition and remediation to individuals starting a career in the gas industry who want to find out more about how the sector has developed and changed.



09:00    Registration & refreshments

10:00    Welcome

Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive Officer, IGEM


10:10    Story so far

Jeremy Bending, Director of Distribution Network Strategy, National Grid

10:30    Progress & future strategy

Chris Clarke, Director, Asset Management & Health, Environment, Wales & West Utilities

10:50   History of story

Russell Thomas, Technical Director Environment, Parsons Brinckerhoff

11:10   Panel session Q & A

Session Chair, Sarb Bajwa

11:25   Refreshments & exhibition

200 Years of Operation

11:40   200 years of operation


12:00   Skills & safety


12:20    Panel Session sharing experiences

Session Chair Paul Denniff, Network Director, Scotia Gas Networks

12:40    Lunch & exhibition

Decommissioning & regeneration

13:40    Demolition

Neil Dalley, Senior Project Manager, Wales & West Utilities

14:00    Remediation

Oliver Lancaster, Principal Environment Engineer, Wales &  West Utilities

14:20    Gasholder remediation practices in the United States of America

John Ripp, Senior Principal, GEI Consultants

14:40    Regeneration & development stories from around the world


15:00    Panel Session

Chair, Martin Alderson, Asset Risk Management & Safety Director, Northern Gas Networks

15:15   Refreshments & networking

Recording our History

15:30    An artist in residence

Dan Sadler, Head of Investment, Northern Gas Networks

16:00    Delivering regeneration whilst preserving our heritage

Richard Alden, Head of Commercial Property, National Grid

16:15    Summary


16:30    Close