June 1, 2021

EDF, one of the largest suppliers of electricity and gas to domestic users and small businesses in the UK, is leading the way in smart meter safety with the adoption of SMARTester, a wireless pressure testing system that gives reassurance of precise readings, a searchable database and traceability at your fingertips. By using SMARTester, EDF’s smart meter installers are guided through...

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...

March 8, 2021

Steve Vick International are delighted to announce that Andy Hutchison, Technical Support Engineer, won the coveted title of ‘Champion of Champions’ at the recent Lions’ Lair competition, organised by IGEM London, Southern and Eastern Section and the Pipeline industries Guild (PIG). This well attended event, which takes place annually, was held virtually, on the 24th February. The format...

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...

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...

February 19, 2020

The Steve Vick International Contract Service team started using SMARTester, a highly accurate wireless pressure testing system, two years ago.  SVI realised that the SMARTester, a product developed and manufactured by themselves for use in the gas industry, was an invaluable tool for their own gas engineers working out in the field. Every one of the engineers in the SVI Contract Service...

October 23, 2019

Steve Vick International entered the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2019 and were delighted to win Best Innovation – Gas for Enhanced SEAL, a technique developed in collaboration with Northern Gas Networks. Northern Gas Networks announced, in their recent Innovation Annual Summary, that the Enhanced SEAL technique alone, has saved Northern Gas Networks £3million in benefits to date, with...

April 4, 2019

Steve Vick International, in collaboration with Wales & West Utilities, Morrison Utility Services and Thompson Utilities have entered the IGEM & EUA Gas Industry Awards 2019 and are delighted to have been shortlisted for Project of the Year for their record breaking ‘Live’ live mains insertion in Wickwar Road, Bristol. The Wickwar Road project involved replacing approximately...

The popular London Showcase and Lions’ Lair took place on 26th February 2019. Five shortlisted finalists had four minutes to showcase their new innovation followed by four minutes of questions from the judges. Steve Vick International chose to present Enhanced SEAL, a safe and effective method of abandoning 100% of T1 gas mains under ‘live’ conditions without removing the tee piece 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...

December 3, 2018

For over 30 years Steve Vick International’s Contract Service teams have been working around the UK, Europe and further afield providing a broad and expanding range of services from cutting large diameter pipes and performing complex gas pipe repair and renewal operations to sealing off abandoned drains and filling all types of underground pipes and voids. Whilst SVI is known primarily for...

April 16, 2018

Delegates and visitors at the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) National Conference & Exhibition in April will have an opportunity to try out the Steve Vick International (SVI) ground-breaking SMARTester™ wireless gas pressure sensor. SVI is exhibiting for the first time at the AGSM conference - the UK’s only event dedicated to informing and supporting the role of compliance...