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...

August 25, 2017

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 lined water pipe with a 20mm wall thickness. The pipe is located in a 40m long...

April 24, 2017

Van Voskuilen Woudenberg B.V. has recently completed a mains renewal project for Vitens, the largest water supply company in The Netherlands, with the help of Steve Vick International (SVI) equipment. Van Voskuilen, who act as SVI’s sole agent in the Netherlands, inserted 4.5km of 90mm PE into a 4” asbestos main in Hardenberg in the east of the country. To aid safety and efficiency during...

January 5, 2017

Wessex Water Services Ltd has used the Steve Vick International (SVI) Hexi Trailer to insert 800m of new PE pipe into an old cast iron main, saving time, money and disruption to road users. The regional water and sewerage company, which serves 2.8 million customers across the south west of England, purchased six Hexi Trailers in 2013. The trailers have been put to good use ever since, and are...

August 26, 2015

Steve Vick International (SVI) is a leading specialist and UK manufacturer of pipe sealant products and techniques. One notably established SVI product is the DRAINBLOCK BAG™. The system implemented allows a disused lateral to be sealed-off using expanding polyurethane resin foam, remotely if needed. Once cured the bag seals the lateral at the point where it joins the downstream drain or sewer....

April 20, 2015

After extensive research, Wessex Water selected the new trailers because they found them to dispense pipe very smoothly and quickly thanks to a hydraulically raised hexagonal central drum configuration. Wayne Johnson, explains, “With the trailers we were using we had to allocate two or three operatives to assist in dispensing the PE pipe but with these new trailers, the pipe comes off so...

A leaking drain which was causing waste water to enter the basement pool complex of a luxury Kensington town house was successfully sealed off by Dyno-Rod using the DRAINBLOCK BAG™ technique developed by Steve Vick International. Dyno-Rod franchisee, Candid Services Ltd of Staines, Middlesex, were called in when the home owners found water on the floor around their underground swimming pool....

July 1, 2013

Steve Vick International has recently supplied an Automatic Pipe Cutting machine for use on the Greater Trincomalee Integrated Water Supply Project on the north east coast of Sri Lanka. The N600 Keel Cutter is powered by hydraulics to enable a blade to automatically track around the circumference of a pipe wall. In Sri Lanka it will be used to cut through cast iron and steel pipes up to a...