Category: Contract services

A game changer for Steel Gas Mains replacement and Connections

Following the successful Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) funded project to develop a tool for the safe, effective window cutting of ductile iron mains, Wales & West Utilities has worked with Steve Vick International (SVI) to introduce a cutter which allows the removal of a window from a steel main.
Due …

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Using the Live Mains Insertion (LMI) method, tRIIO, a joint venture owned by Skanska UK and Morrison Utility Services working on behalf of Cadent, Britain’s largest gas distribution company, recently inserted a new 355mm PE gas main 740 metres into an 18” underground cast iron pipe in one push. This …

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When faced with breaking out a 24” cast iron gas main outside the new BBC Wales headquarters being built in the centre of Cardiff, Wales & West Utilities faced a potential drama – a challenging gas connection in the heart of Wales’ capital city.
Drama was avoided, however, thanks, …

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SVI shortlisted for EIC Award

Submitted in conjunction with Wales & West Utilities, Steve Vick International (SVI) is delighted to have been shortlisted for an Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) Award in two categories – Best Gas Network Improvement and Best Safety Improvement.
Now in its eighth year, the UK Energy Innovation Awards celebrate the best …

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Planned Maintenance planning pipe cutting 20m down

Planned Maintenance (Pennine) Ltd (PMP Utilities) have purchased a Keel Cutter from Steve Vick International (SVI) to help them fulfil a contract with Thames Water which involves cutting a water main 20m underground.
The automatic pipe cutter will be used to cut a redundant 760mm (30 inch) ductile iron, cement …

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Live main renewed in town centre without disrupting gas supplies

Steve Vick International (SVI) contract service teams recently assisted Wales & West Utilities to carry out a major Live Mains Insertion project in the centre of Exmouth.
As part of the ongoing gas mains replacement programme, a 800 metre section of old 14” cast iron gas pipe was inserted with …

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SVI and Sealback® helping to avoid lane closures

Contract Service Teams from Steve Vick International (SVI) are carrying out remote live gas mains replacement using the Sealback® technique on a weekly basis throughout the UK gas distribution network.
The technique is a safe and efficient method of replacing short lengths of ‘live’ main in a traffic sensitive location …

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Steve Vick International renew 10 x Live Gas Risers for NGN in Leeds

Steve Vick International’s (SVI) Contract Service team have renewed ten 1.5” live gas risers in multi storey buildings in an affluent suburb of Leeds, without the need to decommission the services whilst the work was in progress.
Using their Live Gas Riser Transfer technique, SVI were able to offer Northern …

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Steve Vick International announce a new pipe bevelling service

Steve Vick International (SVI) can now bring their expertise to the pipeline construction industry, by offering a pipe bevelling service using the adapted N600 Keel Cutter. This new model has the ability to bevel or chamfer ductile iron pipes.
SVI recently became the exclusive worldwide supplier of all Keel Cutter …

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Steve Vick International help divert pipework at Salisbury District Hospital

Aging steel gas pipework at Salisbury District Hospital is being replaced as part of a major renovation project.
Plans to replace and redirect a network of old steel pipes that currently encircle a number of hospital buildings is underway. As part of this project the underground pipes are being …

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