November 1, 2014

Steve Vick International Ltd has recently completed a project for RSRL Harwell in conjunction with Aurora Health Physics. The project required SVI to design, test and install over 250 Foambags and Foam stoppers into the storage tubes of the BEPO storage block. Once installed and cured, mass void filling of the space behind the Foambags™ could take place. The operations were undertaken to...

July 23, 2013

Steve Vick International has been involved in a pipe sealing project at Sellafield where “a complex set of decommissioning challenges” exist in dealing with the 60 year old First Generations Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP). The scope of the work covered the removal of redundant pipework in a high radiation area and then cleaning and sealing a contaminated pond wall. The redundant 10cm...

July 1, 2013

Steve Vick International has recently supplied an Automatic Pipe Cutting machine for use on the Greater Trincomalee Integrated Water Supply Project on the north east coast of Sri Lanka. The N600 Keel Cutter is powered by hydraulics to enable a blade to automatically track around the circumference of a pipe wall. In Sri Lanka it will be used to cut through cast iron and steel pipes up to a...

November 12, 2012

Having taken delivery of 18 new high capacity pipe coil trailers manufactured by Steve Vick International, Wales & West Utilities (WWU) report that they are already achieving the anticipated 13% cost savings on PE pipe usage after just six months. What is more, the company are delighted to find that use of the trailers is reducing their carbon footprint by over 400 tonnes per annum –...

November 18, 2011

Steve Vick International resin sealant technology has been successfully used at Sellafield to assist in the safe removal of approximately 10 metres of highly contaminated 150mm diameter ABS plastic duct that was previously used to extract a suite of gloveboxes from a Waste Washing Pilot Plant. Specifically, the company was commissioned to design a method of safely removing one metre lengths of...

December 6, 2005

The 125Plus was used recently by Balfour Beatty Utilities (BBUL) in Darlington to push 332 metres of 75mm diameter PE into a 4” cast iron main during a Live Gas Mains Insertion project. By turning the machine around after the first push, BBUL was able to insert the PE in two directions from one excavation; the first push was 182m in length and took 25 minutes and the second 150m. This was...

July 15, 2005

  These overhead mains, situated close to a gas holder in Stoke-on-Trent, were being dismantled prior to the site being developed for housing. The pressure was reduced from 2 bar to 50mbar, allowing a Steve Vick International Special Contract Service team to install two FOAMBAGS™ in the 20” and 24” diameter pipes. The pipes could then be cut out and dismantled.