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...

April 22, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) is currently preparing to take part in the National Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge will involve 12 SVI employees, including Steve and Angela Vick, climbing the three highest peaks in the UK, in just 24 hours! The challenge will start by climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, then Scafell Pike in the Lake District and finally Snowdon in Wales. The team will walk...

January 14, 2016

Trenchless technology specialist, Steve Vick International (SVI), has launched a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz 20th anniversary edition Sprinter vans. The newly-branded vehicles will provide customers with a reliable and efficient service and a safe modern environment for contract engineers. The new vehicles will replace existing vans as well as increasing the contract engineering fleet to cater...

December 10, 2015

Wales & West Utilities, together with its long term contracting partners, have successfully replaced 850 metres of large diameter (16”) gas main with new 355mm P.E on a major through road in Bristol. This large scale project was part of the national 30 year gas mains replacement programme, which will provide a safe and dependable gas network for the future. The Live Mains Insertion...

April 22, 2015

Steve Vick International has introduced two new pipe cutters to its range – one for cutting ‘windows’ and one for circumferential cuts; both developed for cutting ductile iron. Whilst the majority of the existing gas network in the UK is made up of cast iron pipes, there is a significant proportion constructed from ductile iron and steel. These mains pose a problem for utilities when...

April 20, 2015

Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid company, recently undertook a gas mains insertion project in West Albany, upstate New York, which was carried out ‘live’ using a special technique pioneered in the United Kingdom. ‘Live’ mains insertion allows customers to remain on gas throughout the insertion process. The final stage of transferring the old services to the new PE main can then be...

After extensive research, Wessex Water selected the new trailers because they found them to dispense pipe very smoothly and quickly thanks to a hydraulically raised hexagonal central drum configuration. Wayne Johnson, explains, “With the trailers we were using we had to allocate two or three operatives to assist in dispensing the PE pipe but with these new trailers, the pipe comes off so...

A leaking drain which was causing waste water to enter the basement pool complex of a luxury Kensington town house was successfully sealed off by Dyno-Rod using the DRAINBLOCK BAG™ technique developed by Steve Vick International. Dyno-Rod franchisee, Candid Services Ltd of Staines, Middlesex, were called in when the home owners found water on the floor around their underground swimming pool....

Specifically, the company was commissioned to design a method of safely removing one metre lengths of ducting without contaminated particles becoming airborne, to carry out on-site trials and subsequently supply application equipment and sealants which Sellafield operatives would be trained to use. The method devised by Steve Vick involved using the company’s patented FOAMBAG™ technique,...

March 22, 2015

Steve Vick International has signed a contract with infrastructure specialists Van Voskuilen Woudenberg b.v. The Dutch company will promote and carry out Live Gas Mains Insertion throughout The Netherlands. Live Mains Insertion is a cast iron mains replacement technique offering maximum operational flexibility. It is similar to the normal insertion of a new PE pipe into an old cast iron main...

March 1, 2015

Steve Vick International has been presented with a ceramic poppy from the “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” display at The Tower of London. The commemorative poppy from the moving and hugely popular installation in 2014 was presented by David Goodall, Senior Vice Chairman of the London, Southern and Eastern Section of IGEM (The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers) in recognition of...