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...

January 27, 2022

Steve Vick International were asked by Anglian Water to demonstrate their Hexi Pipe Coil Trailer. Following a successful demonstration, Gary Jackson, Senior Delivery Agent IMR Water, commented: “After using the Steve Vick Hexi Trailer, the team expressed to me, that moving forward, wherever we are installing up to 125mm pipe by directional drilling or insertion, they would be far happier...

January 18, 2022

Steve Vick International’s Contract Service team were recently asked to assist in filling a section of decommissioned fuel pipeline.  The pipeline was situated beside a canal bridge in Staffordshire. W B Civil & Mechanical Ltd was carrying out a project which involved diverting a 10” diameter fuel line and decommissioning a section of it which was 380 metres in length.  The pipeline...

Steve Vick International’s (SVI) Contract Service team assisted Cadent with a Live Riser Transfer project at Shropshire House in North London. Following a survey of the high-rise block of flats, carried out by Cadent, severe corrosion was identified on the inlet supply at the base of the riser, just above ground level.  Cadent immediately started planning the best method of remedying to...

January 12, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) recently assisted Hydrotech Water Services (UK) LTD on a project in the New Forest by adapting their Pipe Coil Trailer to take 175m coils of 180mm PE.  Previously the trailer had carried a maximum 100m of 180mm PE. Hydrotech were awarded the contract to replace circa 3,500m of trunk main across Plaitford Common and Canada Common in the New Forest.  Initially...

January 10, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) was visited on Friday 26th November by Michelle Donelan MP, as part of the very first Family Business Week run by the Institute for Family Business (IFB). Steve Vick International, a leading manufacturer of innovative technologies for use in the utilities industry, were keen to support this new initiative from the IFB as family run organisations are crucial to...

December 22, 2021

Steve Vick International’s Contract Service team were asked by Cadent Gas to assist in filling with grout an abandoned gas main running under the M1 motorway at Junction 15, Newport Pagnell. The 180mm diameter pipe had been diverted and replaced as part of the new road infrastructure, for the Northampton Gateway junction widening scheme. The section of main was 140 metres long with a volume...