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...

September 29, 2016

The 13th biennial trenchless technology exhibition, No-DIG LIVE, took place last week at Peterborough arena. The event attracted over 100 companies from the UK and abroad all showcasing different products and services. Steve Vick International has been exhibiting at the event for over 20 years and following the successes of previous shows’, they saw the 2016 event as an opportunity to launch...

September 7, 2016

Breaking out redundant or inserted cast iron mains has always been a risky business as operators use a variety of hand-held tools, including the podger bar, which are labour intensive and have been long associated as a hazard to the workforce and even to passers-by. Until the latest development from Steve Vick International, the alternatives, though effective and well designed, have been...

June 15, 2016

A team of 12 Steve Vick International employees, including company founders Steve and Angela Vick, have completed the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Dorothy House Hospice. The challenge involved climbing the three highest peaks in the UK; Ben Nevis, Skafell Pike and Snowdon. The team started Ben Nevis at dusk on Saturday morning and finished climbing Snowden on Sunday...

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...

Former Managing and Financial Director, Tony Day, has been awarded with the British Empire Medal in recognition of his tireless work for the Norton St Phillip community. The British Empire Medal was reintroduced in 2011 by Prime Minister David Cameron, as a means of recognising local volunteers who make a real difference in their communities. Tony was awarded the medal on behalf of The...

April 5, 2016

Steve Vick International is involved in the instruction of 22 apprentices who are currently undertaking training at Wales & West Utilities’ £3 million training Academy in Treforest, South Wales. Work has begun on a ductile iron replacement project and as a result, the need for training on Steve Vick International’s range of new Rapid Pipe Cutters arose. The apprentices are already one...

March 10, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy White as Financial Director and Katie Higgins as Sales and Marketing Director. Since outgrowing previous premises and moving to Bradford on Avon in 2014, the company has continued to expand and show steady advancements in new sectors such as nuclear decommissioning, water, export and contract services. To meet...

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...

December 10, 2015

Wales & West Utilities, together with its long term contracting partners, have successfully replaced 850 metres of large diameter (16”) gas main with new 355mm P.E on a major through road in Bristol. This large scale project was part of the national 30 year gas mains replacement programme, which will provide a safe and dependable gas network for the future. The Live Mains Insertion...