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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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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