firmus energy recently hosted an information session for local councillors and MLAs in Coleraine to brief them on the progress of the natural gas network in the area as well as unveil exciting plans for its future development.
Michael Scott, general manager for firmus energy explains, “Since we connected our first customer in December 2005, we have laid more than 730km of pipes in our network area.
“We are currently investing more than £10 million per year in our pipework alone and a further £5 million in services which has allowed us to connect more than 14,000 customers to date. We also compete in the greater Belfast area where we have 25,000 customers.
“We have a team of more than 90 full-time employees based in Antrim and have ambitious plans to expand our network even further as demand continues to grow.
“This year we will double our connections target and over the last three years, we have applied to the regulator who has granted us further new areas including Warrenpoint, Portstewart and Ballyclare. We are currently in a consultation process which could see us heading for Bushmills.”
In Coleraine firmus energy has laid more than 65km of mains and connected more than 1,130 customers in the area including the Causeway Hospital, University of Ulster, Coleraine Leisure Centre, AVX and Ballyrashane Creamery.