Interconnector (IUK) said that it has restored full flow of gas at the Bacton Terminal in England.

The flow through the IUK pipeline was interrupted due to component failure for eight hours on 22 March.

The interruption occurred due to the failure of a connection, related to the pump on the hot water system, which resulted in the loss of steam.

The hot water system helps to heat the gas in the pipeline before entering the UK gas pipeline system.

IUK managing director Sean Waring said the company understands the seriousness of a disruption in the current tight energy markets.

"To date, Interconnector has demonstrated a high level of reliability, but operational upsets do occur from time to time in complex process plant. Our immediate response enabled us to restore flow to full capacity quickly," Waring added.

Interconnector runs the pipeline between the UK and Belgium.