Firmus in £2m investment

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Firmus energy have announced that homes and businesses in Moy, Benburb, Blackwatertown and Charlestown will be able to switch to the benefits of natural gas in 2016.

Following discussions with the Utility Regulator, firmus has received approval to extend its natural gas network into the area with an investment of around £2 million and the potential to connect around 1,500 homes and businesses.

Firmus energy’s network already brings natural gas to more than 30 towns and cities including Portadown, Lurgan and Armagh and, to date, around 26,000 customers in the new gas towns are already enjoying the advantages that natural gas provides.

Ciaran Brennan, project engineer for firmus energy, said, “Firmus energy has grown steadily and now supplies natural gas through both our own network and the greater Belfast and Larne network to more than 76,000 residential and commercial customers across Northern Ireland.

“We have invested around £100 million in the local economy and, working closely with the Utility Regulator, have extended our network into more and more new areas resulting in the construction of upwards of 1,000km of pipeline.”