The Newbridge-based company has completed new gas and water supplies to the Twenty Ten Clubhouse, Media Centre, Hospitality Suites as well as irrigating greens and fairways on the Twenty Ten Course that has been purpose built for the event.
A total of 2500 metres of 180mm water and gas pipeline have been laid by H&V to supply services to the course, along with additional pipe work to provide water for the top-up reservoirs around the course. The final project was to install water supplies to the new Media Centre and Tented Village for spectators in readiness for the tee-off on 1 October.
While the work undertaken by H&V was part of a major investment by Celtic Manor to host the first Ryder Cup in Wales, the company’s connection with the resort and golf club go back to 2002.
“Having been involved with The Celtic Manor Resort for over eight years, we are delighted to have been a part of the immense effort which has made at one of the best golf courses and resorts in the world which will be showcased to a global audience during The Ryder Cup,” commented Mr Rob Anthony, Managing Director at H&V.
Russell Phillips, Vice-President of Facilities and Development at The Celtic Manor Resort, said: “It was vital that the pipe work services to the greens and facilities were to the highest quality and completed on time and in budget. H&V’s experienced teams were extremely professional and delivered on all three counts.”
Founded in 2001, H&V Fusion & Drilling specialise in external pipe work installations from 20mm to 1200mm, along with associated services, specialist leak detection for gas and water and water conservation. H&V also manufactures its own standard and specialist pupped fittings either at its Newbridge facility in South Wales, or on site.
The Celtic Manor is not the only world famous sports venue that H&V has worked on. Other sites include Wimbledon, The Emirates Stadium, the Cardiff Blues/Cardiff City ground and Glamorgan County Cricket Club (Sophia Gardens, Cardiff). H&V services include: external and internal gas and water supplies, petrol lines, water barrier systems, underground heating, sewage outfalls, under pressure drilling and trenching and trenchless technology.
“Come the 1 October we will be supporting the European golfers to win back the Ryder Cup and are proud to have played a vital part in making the event at Celtic Manor a great success,” says H&V’s Rob Anthony.