June 6, 2023

Steve Vick International (SVI) recently carried out a project for JN Bentley on behalf of Yorkshire Water. The project involved filling with cementitious grout a 180-metre length of 300mm diameter abandoned sewer pipes. SVI's Contract Service teams are known for providing on-site solutions to a wide variety of pipe decommissioning and renewal problems, and the project for Yorkshire Water was no...

March 6, 2023

The Steve Vick International Contract Services team recently assisted Anglian Water, through JN Bentley, in a project which involved building a new network of interconnecting water pipelines from Lincoln to Grantham. The 34 km section starts south of Lincoln, near Waddington, and ends near Harrowby, east of Grantham. This project is part of a bigger project with Anglian Water to create...

November 28, 2022

At Steve Vick International (SVI) developing the talents of their existing team members and gaining new talented people is at the forefront of their strategy. SVI are very proud to share the fantastic steps they are taking to support their people’s professional development. Steve Vick International has recently on-boarded three new apprentices, all of whom come from the local area and who...

November 8, 2022

On Sunday 06 November, Dorothy House Hospice Care launched their 'Always Here Appeal' and Steve Vick International (SVI) were proud to be a part of it. The Appeal involved a 36-hour fundraising sprint to help secure a total of £500k so that Dorothy House Hospice Care can provide more much needed palliative end of life care in our community. For the first time, Dorothy House Hospice Care used...

November 7, 2022

Working on behalf of Balfour Beatty, Steve Vick International (SVI) worked collaboratively in developing a cost effective, more environmentally friendly solution to manage heat transference within a ducted 400kv cable system. The project involved a 9km section where the cables were required to be run underground and be installed into ducts. [caption id="attachment_8267" align="alignleft"...

October 10, 2022

Following a visit to NCC and Pollex in Sweden, Steve Vick International were successful in exporting a Perpetual Pipe Pusher to the Swedish company which they are using in their live gas mains insertion programme. The Perpetual Pipe Pusher is an excavator attachment used to continuously insert PE from 63mm diameter up to 180mm. Attached to the quick hitch or standard bucket pins of an...

September 27, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) who have traditionally been renown for providing products and services to the utilities industry have branched out into new markets. In August, they supported Frogmech Ltd, with a unique and exciting project at an alcohol distillery in Selby which is owned by the Yorkshire based agribusiness SEDAMYL. From its Yorkshire base in Selby, SEDAMYL converts wheat into a...

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...