August 25, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) have an impressive lineup of innovations they’ll be demonstrating at No Dig Live 2022. One of the most talked about is their new PE Pipe Cutter, a joint NIA project with Northern Gas Networks.  The PE Pipe Cutter is a circumferential cutter capable of cutting large PE pipe in a single rotation, quickly and safely – on pipe diameters above 250mm with a wall...

May 23, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) are pleased to announce that they won the coveted award of Company of the Year 2022 at the Gas Industry Awards Lunch, organised by IGEM and the EUA. There was stiff competition for this prestigious title with both SGN and United Living Infrastructure Services also reaching the final however, the judges decided to crown SVI the winners. The judges commented that...

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”,...

March 9, 2022

EDF, one of the largest suppliers of electricity and gas to domestic users and small businesses in the UK, led the way in smart meter safety back in 2020 by adopting SMARTester. The use of the devices, by EDF engineers, has been so successful that 1000 SMARTesters have now been made available to their contractors. SMARTester, a wireless pressure testing system that gives reassurance of precise...

March 2, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) began their sponsorship of the Wiltshire Music Centre (WMC) back in January 2020 and they are delighted to announce the renewal of this sponsorship agreement. SVI will be major sponsors of the West of England Youth Orchestra and the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra. Steve Vick International, who specialise in innovative engineering techniques that minimise...

January 27, 2022

Steve Vick International were asked by Anglian Water to demonstrate their Hexi Pipe Coil Trailer. Following a successful demonstration, Gary Jackson, Senior Delivery Agent IMR Water, commented: “After using the Steve Vick Hexi Trailer, the team expressed to me, that moving forward, wherever we are installing up to 125mm pipe by directional drilling or insertion, they would be far happier...

January 18, 2022

Steve Vick International’s Contract Service team were recently asked to assist in filling a section of decommissioned fuel pipeline.  The pipeline was situated beside a canal bridge in Staffordshire. W B Civil & Mechanical Ltd was carrying out a project which involved diverting a 10” diameter fuel line and decommissioning a section of it which was 380 metres in length.  The pipeline...

January 12, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) recently assisted Hydrotech Water Services (UK) LTD on a project in the New Forest by adapting their Pipe Coil Trailer to take 175m coils of 180mm PE.  Previously the trailer had carried a maximum 100m of 180mm PE. Hydrotech were awarded the contract to replace circa 3,500m of trunk main across Plaitford Common and Canada Common in the New Forest.  Initially...

November 26, 2021

Steve Vick International (SVI), based in Bradford on Avon, is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a leading manufacturer of innovative technologies for use in the utilities industry. The products at the heart of the business are expanding foam sealants, which were initially developed for the gas industry, and engineering hardware such as Pipe Cutters and Pipe Handlers.  These products, along...

October 21, 2021

Steve Vick International, based in Bradford on Avon, is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a leading manufacturer of innovative technologies for use in the utilities industry with the aim of reducing the number of excavations needed to carry out repairs and renovations.  The family owned and operated company was founded in 1981 by the current Chairman, Steve Vick. During the past 40 years...

September 23, 2021

Contract Service teams from Steve Vick International recently carried out a project for a gas distribution company which involved filling with cementitious grout a 115 metre length of 36” diameter medium pressure gas main. The decommissioned main in Beddington Lane, Croydon, had been inserted with 630mm PE as part of the gas distribution network’s mains replacement programme in the area....