November 28, 2022

At Steve Vick International (SVI) developing the talents of their existing team members and gaining new talented people is at the forefront of their strategy. SVI are very proud to share the fantastic steps they are taking to support their people’s professional development. Steve Vick International has recently on-boarded three new apprentices, all of whom come from the local area and who...

November 8, 2022

On Sunday 06 November, Dorothy House Hospice Care launched their 'Always Here Appeal' and Steve Vick International (SVI) were proud to be a part of it. The Appeal involved a 36-hour fundraising sprint to help secure a total of £500k so that Dorothy House Hospice Care can provide more much needed palliative end of life care in our community. For the first time, Dorothy House Hospice Care used...

November 7, 2022

Working on behalf of Balfour Beatty, Steve Vick International (SVI) worked collaboratively in developing a cost effective, more environmentally friendly solution to manage heat transference within a ducted 400kv cable system. The project involved a 9km section where the cables were required to be run underground and be installed into ducts. [caption id="attachment_8267" align="alignleft"...

October 10, 2022

Following a visit to NCC and Pollex in Sweden, Steve Vick International were successful in exporting a Perpetual Pipe Pusher to the Swedish company which they are using in their live gas mains insertion programme. The Perpetual Pipe Pusher is an excavator attachment used to continuously insert PE from 63mm diameter up to 180mm. Attached to the quick hitch or standard bucket pins of an...

August 25, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) have an impressive lineup of innovations they’ll be demonstrating at No Dig Live 2022. One of the most talked about is their new PE Pipe Cutter, a joint NIA project with Northern Gas Networks.  The PE Pipe Cutter is a circumferential cutter capable of cutting large PE pipe in a single rotation, quickly and safely – on pipe diameters above 250mm with a wall...

July 12, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) are pleased to announce they won the New to Nuclear Award at the inaugural Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Nuclear Business Unit Supply Chain Awards. The event, ‘Working together with our supply chain,’ saw suppliers and members of the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Nuclear unit come together to share and celebrate the successes they delivered in collaboration...

June 16, 2022

Magnox, on behalf of Hinkley Point ‘A’, engaged with Steve Vick International (SVI) to ask them to design and supply an effective method for sealing and decommissioning radioactive pipework. Magnox were looking to decommission 1.2km of pipework housed in an Active Drains Trench (ADT). Access and spaces around the pipes were very restricted. SVI’s FOAMBAG™ system offered the...

June 6, 2022

Steve Vick International pioneered Live Mains Insertion (LMI) back in 1981, a pipeline replacement technique which maintains gas supplies to customers during the insertion process.  The technique is still widely used by Gas Distribution Networks (GDNs) today and renowned for reducing customer ‘off-gas’ times and promotes safe working best practice. Live Mains Insertion is similar to...

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”,...