November 3, 2020

Wessex Water Services Ltd recently used the Steve Vick International Pipe Handler when replacing a 1km stretch of existing riser main with 280mm high pressure PE. The regional water and sewerage company, which serves 2.8 million customers across the south west of England used directional drilling to replace the sewerage pipe which ran across farmer’s fields on the outskirts of Salisbury. ...

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...

March 30, 2020

As part of the major Highways England scheme to improve the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, Steve Vick International (SVI) were involved in the diversion of a section of intermediate pressure gas mains work undertaken by tRIIO and Morrison Utility Services for Highways and their principle contractors (The A14 integrated delivery team). SVI Contract Services provided grout filling...

January 22, 2020

Steve Vick International (SVI) and Wiltshire Music Centre (WMC) are delighted to announce a landmark sponsorship deal starting in 2020. Steve Vick International will be major sponsors of the WMC Jazz Artists in Residence Programme for 2020 and the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO). Steve Vick International, who specialise in innovative engineering techniques that minimise excavations and...

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...

January 15, 2019

Steve Vick International (SVI) are delighted to have gained the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Accreditation. SVI are committed to continually measuring and improving their environmental performance and have spent several years putting new policies and practices in place in order to reach the high standards set by the ISO. The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for...

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...

December 19, 2017

Following the successful Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) funded project to develop a tool for the safe, effective window cutting of ductile iron mains, Wales & West Utilities has worked with Steve Vick International (SVI) to introduce a cutter which allows the removal of a window from a steel main. Due to the lack of tooling available, Wales & West Utilities and all other gas...

December 12, 2017

Using the Live Mains Insertion (LMI) method, tRIIO, a joint venture owned by Skanska UK and Morrison Utility Services working on behalf of Cadent, Britain’s largest gas distribution company, recently inserted a new 355mm PE gas main 740 metres into an 18” underground cast iron pipe in one push. This exceptionally long insertion, given the diameter of the PE, was carried out in minimum time...

October 4, 2017

When faced with breaking out a 24” cast iron gas main outside the new BBC Wales headquarters being built in the centre of Cardiff, Wales & West Utilities faced a potential drama – a challenging gas connection in the heart of Wales’ capital city. Drama was avoided, however, thanks, in part, to the use of the MACAW Pipe Cracker supplied by Steve Vick International (SVI) which helped...

August 29, 2017

Submitted in conjunction with Wales & West Utilities, Steve Vick International (SVI) is delighted to have been shortlisted for an Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) Award in two categories – Best Gas Network Improvement and Best Safety Improvement. Now in its eighth year, the UK Energy Innovation Awards celebrate the best new technologies and innovations that are having a positive impact on...