January 25, 2017

Aging steel gas pipework at Salisbury District Hospital is being replaced as part of a major renovation project. Plans to replace and redirect a network of old steel pipes that currently encircle a number of hospital buildings is underway. As part of this project the underground pipes are being replaced with new P.E. pipe and the over ground pipes are being replaced with crimped steel; both...

January 5, 2017

Location: Winfrith Project: Isolation of four Primary Circuit Feeder Pipes from the Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor Contractor: Magnox Limited (previously RSRL) Equipment: SVI FOAMBAGS™, umbilical filling system, CCTV and closed cell polyurethane foam Steve Vick International (SVI) has recently completed a project for Magnox Ltd. The project required SVI to design, test and...

Wessex Water Services Ltd has used the Steve Vick International (SVI) Hexi Trailer to insert 800m of new PE pipe into an old cast iron main, saving time, money and disruption to road users. The regional water and sewerage company, which serves 2.8 million customers across the south west of England, purchased six Hexi Trailers in 2013. The trailers have been put to good use ever since, and are...

December 21, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) is proud to announce its 35th year as a leading trenchless repair specialist. SVI began operations in 1981 when Steve Vick, company founder and Chairman saw an opportunity to develop ways of safely sealing off gas mains and services using expanding resin foams under ‘live’ conditions. At this point Steve and his wife Angela started forging the business...

December 7, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) is delighted to commemorate Mike Hall’s 25th year of continuous service with the company. Mike started his career at SVI as a Contract Service Engineer and gained an impressive 22 years’ experience using techniques such as Live Riser Transfer, grout filling of voids and underground spaces, and Stub End Abandonment. In addition to the experience gained in the...

Steve Vick International is proud to announce it has donated the materials needed to run a 3D printer machine to Matravers School in Westbury, Wiltshire. The materials will allow the school to run the 3D printer donated to them by Nigel Coward, from Byjama Limited. Both the new machine and the materials will be used in lessons attended by students from year 7 through to 6th form; in...

November 22, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) can now bring their expertise to the pipeline construction industry, by offering the adapted N600 Keel Cutter. This new feature 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, plastic and other types of pipes,...

Wales & West Utilities has purchased 33 Rapid Window Cutters from Steve Vick International, to help boost the efficiency of their gas main replacement programme. The gas emergency and pipeline service for Wales and the south west of England collaborated with Steve Vick in developing the innovative cutter for ductile iron mains and funded its design as part of the Network Innovation...

November 15, 2016

As part of National Grid’s major gas mains replacement project on Stanley Bridge, King’s Road, London, a Steve Vick International Contract Service team was recently appointed to seal off the ends of three 36” abandoned cast iron mains and one 36” steel main. The filling process took just four hours to complete. The voids needed to be sealed off to prevent backfill entering the open...

October 24, 2016

Since the company’s foundation in 1981, Steve Vick International has provided a contract service to the Gas and Water Industries in the UK and abroad. What was initially a team of 2 has today become a team of 9. The team is overseen by Operations Manager, Mike Hall and Operations Director, Sean Noonan. The newest members of the team are father and son Aiden and David Liddane alongside Darren...

October 10, 2016

The Steve Vick International (SVI) Contract Service was recently contacted by SGN to help carry out a gas mains renewal on South Street, Chichester. The Live Mains Insertion (LMI) method was pioneered by SVI in 1981. It was chosen by SGN for this replacement project because closing the street was not an option. The busy street comprises commercial businesses as well as significant pedestrian...

September 29, 2016

The 13th biennial trenchless technology exhibition, No-DIG LIVE, took place last week at Peterborough arena. The event attracted over 100 companies from the UK and abroad all showcasing different products and services. Steve Vick International has been exhibiting at the event for over 20 years and following the successes of previous shows’, they saw the 2016 event as an opportunity to launch...