Third party connections

This page is specifically for Independent Gas Transporters (iGTs) and Utility Infrastructure Providers (UIPs). 

 

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Our dedicated third party team manages the activities of all iGTs and UIPs making connections to our networks, supplying advice and guidance to ensure compliance with network policy and procedures.

Any suitably qualified iGT or UIP wishing to carry out work on our networks is entitled to do so subject to signing our final connections agreement (details on request from leigh.keegan@sgn.co.uk) and a valid registration under the Lloyds Register Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS).

You can email the team at soe_gtuip_sgn@sgn.co.uk.

 

Final Connections Agreement (FCA)

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SGN requires all third party Utility Infrastructure Providers (UIPs) and Independent Gas Transporters (iGTs) to follow set processes, enter into appropriate Final Connections Agreement contracts and follow requirements outlined in the applicable policy, regulation and specification documents.

To obtain a Final Connections Agreement with SGN, please contact SOE_gtuip_SGN@sgn.co.uk

 

Utility Infrastructure Providers (UIP)

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All Utility Infrastructure Providers must be accredited under the Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS) provider by Lloyds Register.

Further guidance on GIRS can be found in SGN Third Party Connections Briefing Note 2. 

UIPs can submit requests for the installation of new gas mains and services onto SGN’s <7bar Gas Distribution Network to be adopted by either SGN or an iGT upon completion.

Further details on the criteria for submissions for UIP-installed asset which is to be adopted by SGN or an Independent Gas Transporter (IGT) must meet the requirements listed in SGN Third Party Connections Briefing Note 3.

 

Independent Gas Transporters (iGT)

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Independent Gas Transporters (iGT) can submit requests for the connection of independent gas networks onto SGN’s <7bar Gas Distribution Network which will be owned and operated by a third party iGT, under their respective Gas Transportation Licenses which permits ownership, operation and maintenance of live gas asset.

Further details on the criteria for iGT submissions can be found in SGN Third Party Connections Briefing Note 3.

 

Fast track process

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The fast track process applies to UIP and iGT requests that meet certain criteria of SGN specification NP/14 and allows third parties to bypass the Request, Quotation and Acceptance process, resulting in a Fastrack Request that is already accepted upon submission.

Further details on the criteria for Fastrack submissions can be found in SGN Third Party Connections Briefing Note 9.

Sufficiently Complex Job (SCJ)

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New Non-Fastrack requests for demand will undergo Network Analysis to ascertain whether the security of supply has been achieved. Where applicable, Third Party Connections will produce specific reinforcement schemes and produce a formal quotation outlining costs associated with required reinforcement.

Where proposed reinforcement is deemed ‘sufficiently complex’, the formal quotation process will not be followed and a detailed ‘Design Study’ of the proposal will need to be undertaken by SGN Operations to ascertain an ultimate solution and firm costs, subject to a fee relevant to the extent of complexity of works. 

 

UIP, iGT and land enquiries

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If you are a land developer, house builder or just interested in information relating to SGN infrastructure or capacity and pressure information for a specific site, please complete and request an FM145 Land Enquiry form from SOE_gtuip_SGN@Sgn.co.uk.

Where a UIP request cannot utilise the Fastrack process, the submission of an FM137 UIP Enquiry, instead of a full FM138 Request, will provide a response from SGN outlining a firm indication of required reinforcement and associated source pressure.

Similarly, where an iGT request load cannot utilise the Fastrack process, the submission of an FM172 iGT Enquiry, instead of a full FM153 Request, will provide a response from SGN outlining a firm indication of required reinforcement and associated source pressure.

All enquiries will be responded to within 5 working days.

Forms and briefing notes

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SGN have a suite of 30 Briefing Notes to support the various processes that Third Party Connections facilitate.

All forms and Briefing Notes can be acquired by contacting SOE_gtuip_SGN@sgn.co.uk