Booth Welsh is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Yokogawa, a global leader in automation and control technologies, aimed at modernising and enhancing the UK’s gas infrastructure. This collaboration is set to drive innovation within the energy sector, particularly through the upgrade of aging facilities. 

 The initial focus of our partnership is the upgrade of the Bishop Auckland gas compressor station, a critical component of the national gas network operated by National Gas. This project has successfully progressed from the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) phase to detailed design, being scheduled over the next 2-3 years. 

This initiative predominantly encompasses work within the Electrical, Control, and Instrumentation (E,C & I) disciplines. It represents a significant opportunity for both Booth Welsh and Yokogawa and the future developments of energy infrastructure improvements across a broad framework of upgrades being planned by National Gas. 

Having completed the FEED with notable success, the project is now transitioning into the detailed design phase. This phase is critical as it sets the groundwork for the implementation of advanced control systems and instrumentation, ensuring the reliability and efficiency of the compressor station.  

 As a result of this collaboration driven relationship, Booth Welsh and Yokogawa are partnering to achieve ISO44001 certification, a benchmark that highlights commitment to high standards in collaborative business relationships.  

Hugh Welsh, Engineering Director at Booth Welsh, comments: “Achieving ISO44001 is a strategic move aimed at enhancing our collaboration efficiency and project execution. This certification ensures that we maintain the highest standards of operational excellence throughout our partnership, leading to more effective and predictable project outcomes. Both Yokogawa and Booth Welsh have strongly aligned values and I look forward to working together to drive innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations.”

Martin Welsh, Booth Welsh Managing Director, commented on the broader impact of the partnership, “This partnership with Yokogawa is pivotal, it enhances our expertise in this sector and solidifies our position in managing and executing large-scale infrastructure projects. It supports our strategic objectives and helps us deliver impactful solutions that meet the evolving needs of the energy sector.”

Carl Ramsden, Yokogawa UK Managing Director, said, “Our partnership with Booth Welsh not only underscores our commitment to advancing technological innovation but also complements our strategic goals of enhancing industry efficiencies and sustainability. Together, we are setting the stage for a series of transformative developments in the energy sector.”

Pictured below is Carl Ramsden and Martin Welsh at the Yokogawa Sales Week at the Seamill Hydro.

 About Booth Welsh 

Booth Welsh is a purpose led engineering and technology firm, employing around 320 people committed to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions across various industries. With a focus on multi-disciplinary projects, Booth Welsh is dedicated to advancing technology and environmental goals in partnership with like-minded businesses. 


About Yokogawa UK 

Yokogawa United Kingdom Limited is a leading provider of industrial automation technologies and services to the UK and Ireland markets. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Runcorn, Cheshire, Yokogawa United Kingdom Limited is the UK subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation. With offices in Runcorn, Aberdeen, Swansea, Dublin (Ireland) and the Isle of Wight, Yokogawa United Kingdom Limited employs 100+ staff dedicated to providing outstanding products, engineering and customer support. Yokogawa UK Limited combines innovative and cutting-edge technology with project management, engineering and consultancy services and delivers operational excellence, safety and reliability throughout project delivery and maintenance life cycle. 

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