October 14, 2021

Dan Gover from the Steve Vick International Production team was fortunate enough to accompany his wife Lou to the Who Cares Wins Awards in London, following her nomination for the Unsung Hero Award. Lou Gover is the Manager for Alzheimer’s Support in Warminster, a charity offering day clubs, home support and activity groups for those living with Alzheimer’s.  When the first lockdown hit,...

September 23, 2021

Contract Service teams from Steve Vick International recently carried out a project for a gas distribution company which involved filling with cementitious grout a 115 metre length of 36” diameter medium pressure gas main. The decommissioned main in Beddington Lane, Croydon, had been inserted with 630mm PE as part of the gas distribution network’s mains replacement programme in the area....

August 19, 2021

The SVI Contract Services team were recently recruited by a contractor, working in partnership with a Gas Distribution Network, on the GD1 mains replacement programme, to seal the annular space of an 18” gas main. The main had reports of residual gas smells and water ingress.  In order to prevent this recurring, the annular space in the host pipe required sealing to prevent water entering,...

August 4, 2021

An exclusive Interview with Steve Vick, Chairman of Steve Vick International, on his experience in the gas industry, his thoughts about the Government’s Ten Point Plan and the future of Hydrogen. How did your career begin within the gas industry? Apart from 3 years working in research at Heriot Watt university in Edinburgh, I have spent the rest of my working life in the gas industry. My...

June 1, 2021

EDF, one of the largest suppliers of electricity and gas to domestic users and small businesses in the UK, is leading the way in smart meter safety with the adoption of SMARTester, a wireless pressure testing system that gives reassurance of precise readings, a searchable database and traceability at your fingertips. By using SMARTester, EDF’s smart meter installers are guided through...

May 24, 2021

Steve Vick International (SVI) are delighted to have recently gained not one, but two highly acclaimed accreditations; ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems, as well as Constructionline Gold.  SVI are committed to achieving and adhering to industry-recognised standards in all areas including health and safety, quality, environmental protection and training and...

April 1, 2021

The Steve Vick International Contract Service team recently assisted JDT Utilities in deactivating a 24” cast iron main, part of the wider Mithcham Gas Holder Station decommissioning project. Using SVI FOAMBAG™ technology, the team attended site on four separate occasions to carry out  flowstopping operations on a 6 metre lateral section of 24” low pressure cast iron main.  Three 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...

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...