January 1, 2015

Steve Vick International’s Contract Service teams have renewed forty 1¼”, 2” and 4” live gas risers in multi storey buildings in the centre of Glasgow without the need to decommission the services whilst the work was in progress. Using their Live Gas Riser Transfer technique, SVI were able to save Scottish Gas Networks tens of thousands of pounds compared with carrying out the project...

December 10, 2012

West Midlands Gas Alliance, a partnership between National Grid and engineering contractor Morgan Sindall, embarked on a renewal programme of an 800m stretch of pipeline, running from the old gas holder station on Bath Street up to Blowers Road, in line with the HSE directive requiring replacement of metallic gas mains with PE pipes.  The road contained a total of three gas mains: a 24” medium...

November 12, 2012

Having taken delivery of 18 new high capacity pipe coil trailers manufactured by Steve Vick International, Wales & West Utilities (WWU) report that they are already achieving the anticipated 13% cost savings on PE pipe usage after just six months. What is more, the company are delighted to find that use of the trailers is reducing their carbon footprint by over 400 tonnes per annum –...

December 6, 2005

The 125Plus was used recently by Balfour Beatty Utilities (BBUL) in Darlington to push 332 metres of 75mm diameter PE into a 4” cast iron main during a Live Gas Mains Insertion project. By turning the machine around after the first push, BBUL was able to insert the PE in two directions from one excavation; the first push was 182m in length and took 25 minutes and the second 150m. This was...

July 15, 2005

  These overhead mains, situated close to a gas holder in Stoke-on-Trent, were being dismantled prior to the site being developed for housing. The pressure was reduced from 2 bar to 50mbar, allowing a Steve Vick International Special Contract Service team to install two FOAMBAGS™ in the 20” and 24” diameter pipes. The pipes could then be cut out and dismantled.