June 1, 2021

EDF, one of the largest suppliers of electricity and gas to domestic users and small businesses in the UK, is leading the way in smart meter safety with the adoption of SMARTester, a wireless pressure testing system that gives reassurance of precise readings, a searchable database and traceability at your fingertips. By using SMARTester, EDF’s smart meter installers are guided through...

May 24, 2021

Steve Vick International (SVI) are delighted to have recently gained not one, but two highly acclaimed accreditations; ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems, as well as Constructionline Gold.  SVI are committed to achieving and adhering to industry-recognised standards in all areas including health and safety, quality, environmental protection and training and...

April 1, 2021

The Steve Vick International Contract Service team recently assisted JDT Utilities in deactivating a 24” cast iron main, part of the wider Mithcham Gas Holder Station decommissioning project. Using SVI FOAMBAG™ technology, the team attended site on four separate occasions to carry out  flowstopping operations on a 6 metre lateral section of 24” low pressure cast iron main.  Three of...

March 8, 2021

Steve Vick International are delighted to announce that Andy Hutchison, Technical Support Engineer, won the coveted title of ‘Champion of Champions’ at the recent Lions’ Lair competition, organised by IGEM London, Southern and Eastern Section and the Pipeline industries Guild (PIG). This well attended event, which takes place annually, was held virtually, on the 24th February. The format...

February 9, 2021

Steve Vick International’s ground-breaking FOAMBAG Operation on Stubs (FBOS) technique, is the long awaited solution for fully decommissioning mains of engineering difficulty, such as stranded, one way fed, stubs or those found on mains replacement schemes. The FBOS technique fully decommissions mains right up to the last transition joint on mains of 4”-6” in diameter. These sections of...

January 26, 2021

SVI were contracted by One Aim – Jacobs, on behalf of Sellafield, the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA), to install a large diameter PE branch saddle on a 315mm HDPE pipe raw watermain diversion approximately 130 metres in length. The new connection was required so that a new building, under construction, at the Sellafield site could be included in the site fire hydrant network in case...

January 21, 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic, it became clear there was a shortage of PPE for frontline workers.  As an innovative UK based manufacturing business, the team at Steve Vick International were eager to help. The question was, how could they help? It did not take long before the answer became apparent, they could supply gowns to a Bristol hospital.   After investigating...

January 7, 2021

Steve Vick International (SVI) are delighted to announce that three staff members are celebrating their 20th year with the company.  Nick Robinson, Wendy Spencer and Shawn Biggs all began their SVI journey in the millennium year of 2000. Nick Robinson started as Chief Engineer in our Rotamole Department and travelled the country promoting SVI’s directional drilling machines.  Meanwhile the...

November 19, 2020

Steve Vick International (SVI) are to exhibit at Utility Week Live Online, 24th – 26th November. Alongside SVI’s main product range they will be showcasing some of their latest innovations at the event, including: Burstpack™, Foambag Operation on Stubs (FBOS), Perpetual Pusher and SMARTester™. Utility Week Live is a new immersive, digital exhibition and conference for utilities...

November 3, 2020

Wessex Water Services Ltd recently used the Steve Vick International Pipe Handler when replacing a 1km stretch of existing riser main with 280mm high pressure PE. The regional water and sewerage company, which serves 2.8 million customers across the south west of England used directional drilling to replace the sewerage pipe which ran across farmer’s fields on the outskirts of Salisbury. ...

September 17, 2020

Steve Vick International are pleased to name Dorothy House Hospice as their chosen charity. Charities have seen donations reduce significantly during the pandemic and Dorothy House Hospice has not been immune to this.  Numerous fundraising events, which bring much needed income to charities such as Dorothy House, have had to be cancelled or postponed including the Steve Vick Great Canal...

August 4, 2020

The Steve Vick International Contract Service team recently assisted gas distribution company SGN on a project to divert a gas main across the Caledonian Canal near Loch Ness. The project required the new gas reinforcement main to be laid under the Caledonian Canal at Torvean, Inverness. This project, due to the complexity of the canal crossing, had been delayed while other options were...