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...

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...

March 30, 2020

As part of the major Highways England scheme to improve the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, Steve Vick International (SVI) were involved in the diversion of a section of intermediate pressure gas mains work undertaken by tRIIO and Morrison Utility Services for Highways and their principle contractors (The A14 integrated delivery team). SVI Contract Services provided grout filling...

March 16, 2020

Due to continued expansion Steve Vick International are delighted to announce the opening of a new depot in Leigh, Greater Manchester. With the strategic growth of the Nuclear side of the business, SVI have been searching for a depot in the North of England to better serve both the company’s gas and nuclear clients.  The depot in Leigh was chosen particularly for its meeting facilities...

March 12, 2020

Steve Vick International have been designing pipe cutters and crackers to improve the safety of gas engineers on site and the wider general public for two decades. The more traditional hand held methods of cracking and smashing pipe, including the podger bar and sledgehammer are hazardous and have been long associated with causing injury to the workforce. SVI’s innovative product range has...

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...