February 19, 2020

The Steve Vick International Contract Service team started using SMARTester, a highly accurate wireless pressure testing system, two years ago.  SVI realised that the SMARTester, a product developed and manufactured by themselves for use in the gas industry, was an invaluable tool for their own gas engineers working out in the field. Every one of the engineers in the SVI Contract Service...

February 11, 2020

Steve Vick International are delighted to announce that they achieved 100% in all categories for their recent Achilles UVDB Verify Audit. The audit took place over two days and covered Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, and Corporate Social Responsibility.  On the first day the auditors accompanied the SVI Contract Service team onsite.  They observed a Rapid Window Cutting operation...

February 10, 2020

Steve Vick International are delighted to announce that Nicole Fever, R&D Technician Apprentice has won two awards in recognition of her outstanding commitment to her studies throughout her Level 4 Higher Engineering Apprenticeship in Manufacturing. Nicole was firstly awarded Engineering Apprentice but then went on to win the highly prestigious Outstanding Apprentice of the Year at the...

January 22, 2020

Steve Vick International (SVI) and Wiltshire Music Centre (WMC) are delighted to announce a landmark sponsorship deal starting in 2020. Steve Vick International will be major sponsors of the WMC Jazz Artists in Residence Programme for 2020 and the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO). Steve Vick International, who specialise in innovative engineering techniques that minimise excavations and...

October 23, 2019

Steve Vick International entered the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2019 and were delighted to win Best Innovation – Gas for Enhanced SEAL, a technique developed in collaboration with Northern Gas Networks. Northern Gas Networks announced, in their recent Innovation Annual Summary, that the Enhanced SEAL technique alone, has saved Northern Gas Networks £3million in benefits to date, with...

September 4, 2019

Steve Vick International (SVI) have been supplying innovative Pipe Handlers to the gas, water and nuclear industries for over a decade. It all started in 2008 when SVI worked in collaboration with National Grid Gas, now Cadent, to produce a digger mounted Pipe Handler that could handle pipe up to 355mm in diameter. The project was IFI funded and the brief was to design a Pipe Handler that...

July 16, 2019

Steve Vick International, in collaboration with Northern Gas Networks, have entered the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2019 and are delighted to be shortlisted for two categories, Best Innovation – Gas and Best Gas Network Improvement for the Enhanced SEAL technique. Enhanced SEAL, a collaborative project between Steve Vick International and Northern Gas Networks, is an innovative technique...

June 26, 2019

Wales & West Utilities along with its long term contracting partner, Morrison Utility Services (MUS) has been successfully working on a highly innovative ‘Live’ Live Mains Insertion (LMI) project to replace approximately 4,200m of 12” cast iron with 250mm P.E in Wickwar, Bristol.  The project included a record breaking insertion, for large diameter PE pipe, of 1,014m; a total of 84 x...

June 5, 2019

Steve Vick International is contributing towards the fundraising efforts of eight intrepid skydivers from Goodson Lodge Care Centre in Trowbridge, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust. On Thursday, 20th June, five members of staff and three family members from the centre are doing a sponsored skydive from Old Sarum in Salisbury, Wiltshire. They have chosen to jump from either 10,000ft...

April 4, 2019

Steve Vick International, in collaboration with Wales & West Utilities, Morrison Utility Services and Thompson Utilities have entered the IGEM & EUA Gas Industry Awards 2019 and are delighted to have been shortlisted for Project of the Year for their record breaking ‘Live’ live mains insertion in Wickwar Road, Bristol. The Wickwar Road project involved replacing approximately...

The popular London Showcase and Lions’ Lair took place on 26th February 2019. Five shortlisted finalists had four minutes to showcase their new innovation followed by four minutes of questions from the judges. Steve Vick International chose to present Enhanced SEAL, a safe and effective method of abandoning 100% of T1 gas mains under ‘live’ conditions without removing the tee piece and...

March 27, 2019

Steve Vick International (SVI) have exported three N600 Keel Cutters to Uganda to carry out work on a large, high profile project designed to improve the living conditions of the residents of Kampala through provision of a safe and reliable water supply and improved sanitation until 2040. Safety was a high priority for the project and it was felt by the contractors that Steve Vick...