June 28, 2017

Matthew Maclennan, Mechanical Design Engineer with Steve Vick International (SVI), was announced IGEM’s 2017 Young Persons Paper Competition winner at a prestigious event held at the IET Birmingham, Austin Court, on Thursday 15th June. The grand final of this year's competition saw nine heat winners showcase the best engineering and management talent from around the industry and compete to...

June 14, 2017

Steve Vick International (SVI) has recently signed a new agreement with their exclusive USA distributor, PLCS LLC, following that company’s new management structure. PLCS is a long established company which supplies the American gas distribution industry with a wide range of specialist products for the gas engineer including systems for sealing gas leaks and equipment for installing PE...

June 1, 2017

Introducing the new SVI SMARTester — a highly accurate Bluetooth gas pressure tester. Wales & West Utilities has built a first class reputation for safety within the industry. In seeking to improve on the conventional water gauge test used on new gas service supplies, Wales & West Utilities collaborated with Steve Vick International (SVI), as part of a NIA project to develop the...

May 31, 2017

Contract Service Teams from Steve Vick International (SVI) are carrying out remote live gas mains replacement using the Sealback® technique on a weekly basis throughout the UK gas distribution network. The technique is a safe and efficient method of replacing short lengths of ‘live’ main in a traffic sensitive location or where access onto the main is restricted. Replacement is...

April 28, 2017

Steve Vick International (SVI) has retained its Investors in People accreditation, first achieved in 2013. SVI has seen steady growth in the intervening years with an increase in the workforce of 42%. The company outgrew its former headquarters in Bath in 2014 and moved to a purpose designed facility in Bradford on Avon. Commenting on the achievement, Managing Director, Crock Harrison,...

April 24, 2017

Van Voskuilen Woudenberg B.V. has recently completed a mains renewal project for Vitens, the largest water supply company in The Netherlands, with the help of Steve Vick International (SVI) equipment. Van Voskuilen, who act as SVI’s sole agent in the Netherlands, inserted 4.5km of 90mm PE into a 4” asbestos main in Hardenberg in the east of the country. To aid safety and efficiency during...

March 27, 2017

Matthew Maclennan, Mechanical Design Engineer with Steve Vick International (SVI), won the South West nomination for IGEM’s Young Persons Paper Competition in Cardiff on 21st March. Matt won the title for his Paper on the development of the Bluetooth Pressure Tester, a product developed as an NIA project for Wales and West Utilities (WWU), in which he played a key role amongst other members...

March 22, 2017

GAP Hire Solutions has taken delivery of four new 50/90 pipe coil trailers from Steve Vick International (SVI). They will join GAP’s hire fleets in Preston, Norwich, Doncaster and Kilmarnock. The trailers are used in pipe laying activities throughout utilities industry including insertion, slip lining, open trench pipe laying and in directional drilling procedures. The smallest trailer in...

March 10, 2017

What's going on? was the title of the eighth IGEM London Showcase Event held on Thursday 23rd February 2017, where the keynote speaker was the Rt Honourable Lord Tebbit CH ; and Steve Vick International (SVI) took pride of place by winning the much-coveted Lions’ Lair innovation challenge with their new Digital Pressure Tester (now SMARTester™) for gas services. The Digital Pressure...

February 22, 2017

Steve Vick International (SVI) has supplied two N450 Keel Cutters to Megatech (Pvt) Ltd, their agent in Sri Lanka, for use by the island’s Water Resource Board. The machines are designed to automatically cut steel, cast iron, ductile iron, plastic and other types of pipes. SVI are the exclusive worldwide supplier of Keel Cutters. The machines are powered by a hydraulic power pack allowing...

February 13, 2017

Steve Vick International’s (SVI) Contract Service team have renewed ten 1.5” live gas risers in multi storey buildings in an affluent suburb of Leeds, without the need to decommission the services whilst the work was in progress. Using their Live Gas Riser Transfer technique, SVI were able to offer Northern Gas Networks (NGN) a service that kept external pipework to a minimum and thus...

February 12, 2017

Steve Vick International (SVI) can now bring their expertise to the pipeline construction industry, by offering a pipe bevelling service using the adapted N600 Keel Cutter. This new model has the ability to bevel or chamfer ductile iron pipes. SVI recently became the exclusive worldwide supplier of all Keel Cutter models – machines that automatically cut steel, cast iron, ductile iron,...