August 25, 2017

Planned Maintenance (Pennine) Ltd (PMP Utilities) have purchased a Keel Cutter from Steve Vick International (SVI) to help them fulfil a contract with Thames Water which involves cutting a water main 20m underground. The automatic pipe cutter will be used to cut a redundant 760mm (30 inch) ductile iron, cement lined water pipe with a 20mm wall thickness. The pipe is located in a 40m long...

July 3, 2017

Steve Vick International (SVI) contract service teams recently assisted Wales & West Utilities to carry out a major Live Mains Insertion project in the centre of Exmouth. As part of the ongoing gas mains replacement programme, a 800 metre section of old 14” cast iron gas pipe was inserted with 250mm polyethylene pipe (PE) under ‘live’ conditions, where the main continues to supply...

May 31, 2017

Contract Service Teams from Steve Vick International (SVI) are carrying out remote live gas mains replacement using the Sealback® technique on a weekly basis throughout the UK gas distribution network. The technique is a safe and efficient method of replacing short lengths of ‘live’ main in a traffic sensitive location or where access onto the main is restricted. Replacement is...

February 13, 2017

Steve Vick International’s (SVI) Contract Service team have renewed ten 1.5” live gas risers in multi storey buildings in an affluent suburb of Leeds, without the need to decommission the services whilst the work was in progress. Using their Live Gas Riser Transfer technique, SVI were able to offer Northern Gas Networks (NGN) a service that kept external pipework to a minimum and thus...

February 12, 2017

Steve Vick International (SVI) can now bring their expertise to the pipeline construction industry, by offering a pipe bevelling service using the adapted N600 Keel Cutter. This new model has the ability to bevel or chamfer ductile iron pipes. SVI recently became the exclusive worldwide supplier of all Keel Cutter models – machines that automatically cut steel, cast iron, ductile iron,...

January 25, 2017

Aging steel gas pipework at Salisbury District Hospital is being replaced as part of a major renovation project. Plans to replace and redirect a network of old steel pipes that currently encircle a number of hospital buildings is underway. As part of this project the underground pipes are being replaced with new P.E. pipe and the over ground pipes are being replaced with crimped steel; both...

November 15, 2016

As part of National Grid’s major gas mains replacement project on Stanley Bridge, King’s Road, London, a Steve Vick International Contract Service team was recently appointed to seal off the ends of three 36” abandoned cast iron mains and one 36” steel main. The filling process took just four hours to complete. The voids needed to be sealed off to prevent backfill entering the open...

October 24, 2016

Since the company’s foundation in 1981, Steve Vick International has provided a contract service to the Gas and Water Industries in the UK and abroad. What was initially a team of 2 has today become a team of 9. The team is overseen by Operations Manager, Mike Hall and Operations Director, Sean Noonan. The newest members of the team are father and son Aiden and David Liddane alongside Darren...

October 10, 2016

The Steve Vick International (SVI) Contract Service was recently contacted by SGN to help carry out a gas mains renewal on South Street, Chichester. The Live Mains Insertion (LMI) method was pioneered by SVI in 1981. It was chosen by SGN for this replacement project because closing the street was not an option. The busy street comprises commercial businesses as well as significant pedestrian...

April 21, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) and Northern Gas Networks (NGN), have joined forces and developed the Enhanced S.E.A.L. system; an innovative new method that allows 100% of Tier 1 (T1) gas mains, including the last joint before entering the T2 or T3 main, to be sealed and abandoned. Gas Distribution Networks are required to abandon or replace all cast iron and ductile T1 pipes within 30m of a...

January 14, 2016

Trenchless technology specialist, Steve Vick International (SVI), has launched a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz 20th anniversary edition Sprinter vans. The newly-branded vehicles will provide customers with a reliable and efficient service and a safe modern environment for contract engineers. The new vehicles will replace existing vans as well as increasing the contract engineering fleet to cater...

August 26, 2015

Steve Vick International (SVI) is a leading specialist and UK manufacturer of pipe sealant products and techniques. One notably established SVI product is the DRAINBLOCK BAG™. The system implemented allows a disused lateral to be sealed-off using expanding polyurethane resin foam, remotely if needed. Once cured the bag seals the lateral at the point where it joins the downstream drain or sewer....