January 4, 2015

In 2014 Steve Vick International (SVI) achieved first place in the ‘Best application of an innovative solution(s) with tangible savings/benefits – SME’ and were shortlisted for the highly commended ‘Ministers Award’ at the NDA Supply Chain Awards. The award was collected by SVI Nuclear Project Manager, Richard Ditte. Richard was consequently approached by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)...

January 1, 2015

Steve Vick International’s Contract Service teams have renewed forty 1¼”, 2” and 4” live gas risers in multi storey buildings in the centre of Glasgow without the need to decommission the services whilst the work was in progress. Using their Live Gas Riser Transfer technique, SVI were able to save Scottish Gas Networks tens of thousands of pounds compared with carrying out the project...

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...

December 10, 2012

West Midlands Gas Alliance, a partnership between National Grid and engineering contractor Morgan Sindall, embarked on a renewal programme of an 800m stretch of pipeline, running from the old gas holder station on Bath Street up to Blowers Road, in line with the HSE directive requiring replacement of metallic gas mains with PE pipes.  The road contained a total of three gas mains: a 24” medium...

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.