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.
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 …Read more
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, …
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 …
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 …