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...

December 21, 2021

Steve Vick International are pleased to announce the promotion of Caspar Vick to Director of Contract Services.  Caspar, one of Steve Vick’s sons, brings with him a wealth of experience through his many years working in the business.  Officially, Caspar started working for Steve Vick International in 2009 although he always showed a keen interest from a young age and was...

November 30, 2021

Steve Vick International are delighted to announce that Iain Fisher, Technical Support Engineer, has won the Water Dragons Heat at Networks November. Six companies took part in the virtual event and had the opportunity to pitch their innovative products to a panel of water sector specialists.  Each entrant had 8 minutes to showcase their product followed by questions from the...

November 26, 2021

Steve Vick International (SVI), based in Bradford on Avon, is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a leading manufacturer of innovative technologies for use in the utilities industry. The products at the heart of the business are expanding foam sealants, which were initially developed for the gas industry, and engineering hardware such as Pipe Cutters and Pipe Handlers.  These products, along...

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,...