October 21, 2021

Steve Vick International, based in Bradford on Avon, is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a leading manufacturer of innovative technologies for use in the utilities industry with the aim of reducing the number of excavations needed to carry out repairs and renovations.  The family owned and operated company was founded in 1981 by the current Chairman, Steve Vick. During the past 40 years...

October 4, 2021

Steve Vick International assisted JDT Utilities in decommissioning a 180m stretch of 18” intermediate pressure steel gas pipeline (running at 7Bar pressure). The abandoned main, prior to diversion and decommissioning, supplied the whole of Surrey Quays. Part of a larger fifteen-year regeneration project, of a five acre site, the pipe was required to be decommissioned following commission of...

September 23, 2021

Contract Service teams from Steve Vick International recently carried out a project for a gas distribution company which involved filling with cementitious grout a 115 metre length of 36” diameter medium pressure gas main. The decommissioned main in Beddington Lane, Croydon, had been inserted with 630mm PE as part of the gas distribution network’s mains replacement programme in the area....

August 12, 2021

Steve Vick International will be showcasing some of their latest innovations at No Dig Live 14th-16th September 2021. Demonstrations of the Perpetual Pipe Pusher, the all-new PE Cutter, FBOS and ESEAL techniques and our Pipe Feeder for District Heat Pump trailers will be taking place daily on stand no. 19, outside. The Perpetual Pipe Pusher is a robust and proven attachment, designed to...

January 26, 2021

SVI were contracted by One Aim – Jacobs, on behalf of Sellafield, the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA), to install a large diameter PE branch saddle on a 315mm HDPE pipe raw watermain diversion approximately 130 metres in length. The new connection was required so that a new building, under construction, at the Sellafield site could be included in the site fire hydrant network in case...

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...

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...