HOUSTON, Texas – CUI Global, Inc. announced that its wholly-owned energy division, Orbital Gas Systems, has signed a framework agreement with Cadent Gas Limited, the UK’s largest gas distribution network. The agreement aligns with Cadent’s long-term infrastructure plans to provide for its customers in a low carbon economy through, in part, the use of new sources of distributed gas, and particularly, Biomethane.
The agreement enables Orbital to provide goods and services to Cadent, including its proprietary GasPT® and VE® Technology systems, as well as the provision of design, system integration, installation, technical support and training for many other systems in Gas Metering, Analysis and Telemetry. The agreement follows Cadent’s acceptance of Orbital’s capabilities and solutions under framework agreement Lot No. 2 (install only) and Lot No. 3 (design, install, and upgrades).
Cadent operates four of the eight regional natural gas distribution systems in Great Britain to deliver natural gas and energy to 11 million customers via third party independent systems. The company was previously the gas distribution network to National Grid plc prior to its divestiture by National Grid in March 2017.
William Clough, CUI Global’s president and CEO, stated, “This agreement, together with the recent passage of the UK’s Renewable Incentive Scheme, evidences a resumption of infrastructure spending with emphasis placed on the decarbonization of the country’s domestic heat, transport and power generation. We were very pleased to see Cadent’s long-term development plan published last year further elevate biomethane’s role in the future direction of the UK energy industry. As Cadent embarks on a multi-year program to modernize its network, we are well positioned to meet their requirements with our innovative gas solutions and world-class integration capabilities.”
Paul White, president of Orbital’s UK division, added, “We are very pleased to be accepted on this Framework Agreement to be able to support Cadent. I am delighted with the dedication and attention to detail displayed by our team in securing this opportunity while also scoring the highest technically across all areas. We believe it offers avenues for Orbital to further deliver our integrated products along with innovative solutions, such as GasPT and VE Technology, to the UK market.”