„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.
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
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
Neil Dalley, Senior Project Manager, Wales & West Utilities
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