Utilities and Renewables

Since the mid-1970s and the construction of major oil and gas pipeline infrastructure from the North Sea, Bell Ingram has provided land agency services to the utility companies in Scotland and to many utility companies in England and Wales. For over 40 years Bell Ingram have been the leading land agency company in the UK for the provision of land agency services to the utility industry.

From initially specialising in cross country pipeline work, Bell Ingram broadened its scope of land agency services to cover electricity lines and telecom cables and since the 1990s has been heavily involved in the Renewables sector, acting for developers and landowners.

Bell Ingram has that special set of professional skills, experience and resources to service the challenging property demands throughout every phase of a utility or renewables project and today employs over 40 staff with utilities and renewables experience. Below is listed a few of Bell Ingram’s current and past clients and projects:-

Cross Country Pipelines

  • BP Chemicals – Teesside to Saltend Ethylene Pipeline (150km)
  • National Grid – Aberdeen to Lochside Pipeline (30kms)
  • Shell Chemicals UK – North Western Ethylene Pipeline (407km)
  • Shell UK Expro – St Fergus to Mossmorran NGL Pipeline (230km)
  • York Potash – Potash Pipeline North Yorkshire (44km)

Water Industry Projects

  • Canal & River Trust – access for canal works in north of England
  • Environment Agency – rights/access for flood monitoring equipment
  • Scottish Water – Acquisition and Damage Claim Framework since 2002
  • Scottish Water – Redundant Asset Disposal Framework since 2006
  • United Utilities – Access and Acquisition Framework since 2013

Electricity Lines and Cables

  • Carillion – Grantor Liaison services in the East of Englane
  • National Grid – Wayleaving Services throughout England and Wales since 1995
  • Northern Power Grid – Wayleaving Services Framework Contract NE England
  • Scottish Power –Wayleaving Services Framework Contract, Scotland and Manweb areas.
  • SSE – Wayleaving Services Framework Contract in Scotland

Renewable Energy Services

  • Barrow Offshore Wind – offshore windfarm grid connection
  • Forestry Commission Scotland – Valuation of leasehold interests for renewables schemes
  • Novera Energy – negotiating access & exclusivity agreements, options and leases
  • Scottish Power – Negotiating options and leases on windfarm sites
  • Various private landowners – negotiating with developers for wind and hydro schemes

Telecom Cables and Masts

  • NGC – Energis Fibre Optic Network – (450 km)
  • ScottishPower (THUS) – Telecom Wayleaving in Central Scotland
  • SSE – Expert Witness Telecom Court Cases and FOC wayleaving
  • Vodafone – Expert advice on FOC wayleaves and easements
  • Orange – Negotiating Mast Site Leases and Renewals