Coventry, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 26, 2009 -- Wales & West Utilities Ltd has appointed Gideon Hillman Consulting Ltd, who has specific Logistics and Supply Chain experience and expertise in the Utilities Sector, to provide support with their outsourced logistics contract tender process.
Wales & West Utilities Ltd formerly part of National Grid Transco - was launched on 1st June 2005. Valued at Â£1.2 billion, it is a regulated gas distribution business with around 34,000 km of gas distribution pipelines covering Wales and the South West of England. With its main offices at Celtic Springs, Newport, the company covers 1/6th of the UK and its catchment area has a population of 7.4 million.
Every year Wales & West Utilities Ltd provides 20,000 new gas connections, replaces or repairs 250,000 gas meters and responds to more than 125,000 gas emergency calls. Amec and Morrison Utility Services, with Wales & West Utilities Ltd deliver a Â£300 million Mains Replacement Programme over 5 years replacing 400km of old metallic gas mains every year.
The project for the Utility sector Logistics Specialists at Gideon Hillman Consulting Ltd is to develop the scope of the outsourced logistics requirements. This will be achieved through detailed analysis of the Wales & West Supply Chain and Logistics operations and to develop an evaluation process to ensure that the best Logistics partner solution is available and offered to Wales & West through the competitive tender process.