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...

July 21, 2020

A Canadian Nuclear power station engaged with Steve Vick International to design and supply an effective method for sealing and decommissioning an active pipeline. Historically, this type of operation could only be carried out during scheduled reactor shut downs. The devised SVI solution allowed for the operation to take place while the reactor, and therefore, the pipeline was still active...

Steve Vick International are delighted to have been re-awarded the We invest in people, standard accreditation, by Investors in People. The Investors In People accreditation helps companies, leaders and employees work together to create better and more productive work places. Steve Vick International, a family owned business which started in 1981, has over 70 staff in five locations.  The...

July 7, 2020

Laing O’Rourke has recently recruited Steve Vick International’s (SVI) Contract Service team to carry out crucial time saving cutting operations using the Keel Cutter as part of a major project to develop three wastewater treatment works in Lancashire. The improvements at United Utilities Waste Water Treatment Works at Blackburn, Darwen and Nab’s Head, collectively known as the Blackburn...

July 6, 2020

Due to the growing workload of the company’s Contract Services division, Steve Vick International (SVI) are delighted to announce the appointment of Natasha Wilkes as Contracting Services Administrator. Natasha will report directly to Caspar Vick, Contracting Operations Manager, and assist him in the day to day running of the department and be the first point of contact for bookings and...