Category: Hire

GDN Tier 2 & 3 Repairs: Steve Vick to exhibit large diameter pipe handling equipment at No Dig Live 2018

This year’s No Dig Exhibition in Peterborough will see Steve Vick International (SVI) demonstrating a comprehensive range of pipe handling equipment designed to fulfil the needs of Tier 2 and 3 GDN contractors repairing gas mains up to 1600mm diameter.
The company will be introducing a new larger ‘beak’ for …

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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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TRIIO PULLS OFF A 740m MAINS INSERTION IN ONE PUSH

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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SVI’S MACAW PIPE CRACKER HELPS AVERT DRAMA AT NEW BBC STUDIOS IN CARDIFF

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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SVI signs new agreement with exclusive USA distributor

Steve Vick International (SVI) has recently signed a new agreement with their exclusive USA distributor, PLCS LLC, following that company’s new management structure.
PLCS is a long established company which supplies the American gas distribution industry with a wide range of specialist products for the gas engineer including systems for …

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SVI Agent in the Netherlands completes 4.5km sliplining project

Van Voskuilen Woudenberg B.V. has recently completed a mains renewal project for Vitens, the largest water supply company in The Netherlands, with the help of Steve Vick International (SVI) equipment.
Van Voskuilen, who act as SVI’s sole agent in the Netherlands, inserted 4.5km of 90mm PE into a 4” asbestos …

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