September 27, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) who have traditionally been renown for providing products and services to the utilities industry have branched out into new markets. In August, they supported Frogmech Ltd, with a unique and exciting project at an alcohol distillery in Selby which is owned by the Yorkshire based agribusiness SEDAMYL. From its Yorkshire base in Selby, SEDAMYL converts wheat into a...

August 25, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) have an impressive lineup of innovations they’ll be demonstrating at No Dig Live 2022. One of the most talked about is their new PE Pipe Cutter, a joint NIA project with Northern Gas Networks.  The PE Pipe Cutter is a circumferential cutter capable of cutting large PE pipe in a single rotation, quickly and safely – on pipe diameters above 250mm with a wall...

July 28, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) is delighted to announce its’ PE Electrofusion Live Head, a successful NIA project in collaboration with Cadent Gas, has been approved for use. The new PE Live Head is internally electrofused, offering a streamlined shape with the Live Head sitting flush with the PE.  This allows for easy insertion and makes negotiating bends less challenging.  The purpose of...

July 12, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) are pleased to announce they won the New to Nuclear Award at the inaugural Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Nuclear Business Unit Supply Chain Awards. The event, ‘Working together with our supply chain,’ saw suppliers and members of the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Nuclear unit come together to share and celebrate the successes they delivered in collaboration...

June 16, 2022

Magnox, on behalf of Hinkley Point ‘A’, engaged with Steve Vick International (SVI) to ask them to design and supply an effective method for sealing and decommissioning radioactive pipework. Magnox were looking to decommission 1.2km of pipework housed in an Active Drains Trench (ADT). Access and spaces around the pipes were very restricted. SVI’s FOAMBAG™ system offered the...

June 6, 2022

Steve Vick International pioneered Live Mains Insertion (LMI) back in 1981, a pipeline replacement technique which maintains gas supplies to customers during the insertion process.  The technique is still widely used by Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs) today and renowned for reducing customer ‘off-gas’ times and promotes safe working best practice. Live Mains Insertion is similar to...

May 23, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) are pleased to announce that they won the coveted award of Company of the Year 2022 at the Gas Industry Awards Lunch, organised by IGEM and the EUA. There was stiff competition for this prestigious title with both SGN and United Living Infrastructure Services also reaching the final however, the judges decided to crown SVI the winners. The judges commented that...

May 4, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) are pleased to announce that Barry McNicholas has been appointed as a non-executive director to their board of directors. Steve and Barry first met in the late eighties when Barry joined his family company McNicholas Construction who were for many years one of SVI’s principal customers in the gas industry. With Barry’s experience as CEO of a large family...

April 12, 2022

Steve Vick International are delighted to be shortlisted for Company of the Year at the Gas Industry Awards 2022  The awards will be taking place on 11th May. The Gas Industry Awards, brought to you by IGEM and the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) recognises the contribution of the gas industry’s most innovative, dedicated and outstanding members. In compiling the shortlist, a panel...

April 5, 2022

The popular London Showcase and Lions’ Lair took place on 10th February 2022.  Steve Vick International (SVI) presented one of their latest innovations, FBOS (Foambag Operation on Stubs), and won the coveted Tommy McNicholas Shield. FBOS is a method of replacing short lengths of T1 stubs, stranded mains, or those found on mains replacement schemes. For diameters of 4” up to 6”,...

March 9, 2022

EDF, one of the largest suppliers of electricity and gas to domestic users and small businesses in the UK, led the way in smart meter safety back in 2020 by adopting SMARTester. The use of the devices, by EDF engineers, has been so successful that 1000 SMARTesters have now been made available to their contractors. SMARTester, a wireless pressure testing system that gives reassurance of precise...

March 2, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) began their sponsorship of the Wiltshire Music Centre (WMC) back in January 2020 and they are delighted to announce the renewal of this sponsorship agreement. SVI will be major sponsors of the West of England Youth Orchestra and the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra. Steve Vick International, who specialise in innovative engineering techniques that minimise...