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 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”,...

January 18, 2022

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...

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...

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,...

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...

February 9, 2021

Steve Vick International’s ground-breaking FOAMBAG Operation on Stubs (FBOS) technique, is the long awaited solution for fully decommissioning mains of engineering difficulty, such as stranded, one way fed, stubs or those found on mains replacement schemes. The FBOS technique fully decommissions mains right up to the last transition joint on mains of 4”-6” in diameter. These sections 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...

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 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...

December 12, 2018

Due to the growing workload of the company’s Contract Service division, Steve Vick International (SVI) has made new management appointments. Mike Hall is now Contracting Development Manager with responsibility for special operations within the Contract Service division. He will oversee large and more complex projects such as the large-scale grout filling operations currently being undertaken...