May 4, 2022

Steve Vick International (SVI) are pleased to announce that Barry McNicholas has been appointed as a non-executive director to their board of directors. Steve and Barry first met in the late eighties when Barry joined his family company McNicholas Construction who were for many years one of SVI’s principal customers in the gas industry. With Barry’s experience as CEO of a large family...

January 27, 2022

Steve Vick International were asked by Anglian Water to demonstrate their Hexi Pipe Coil Trailer. Following a successful demonstration, Gary Jackson, Senior Delivery Agent IMR Water, commented: “After using the Steve Vick Hexi Trailer, the team expressed to me, that moving forward, wherever we are installing up to 125mm pipe by directional drilling or insertion, they would be far happier...

January 4, 2022

Steve Vick International’s Contract Service team recently gifted their time and resources to assist The Friends of Gedling Country Park, (FGCP) in Nottingham, on a project to install an overspill tank. The FGCP had an issue with reeds clogging up one of their ponds and despite numerous attempts to clear the reeds, they rapidly grew back. When considering their options, research indicated...

May 24, 2021

Steve Vick International (SVI) are delighted to have recently gained not one, but two highly acclaimed accreditations; ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems, as well as Constructionline Gold.  SVI are committed to achieving and adhering to industry-recognised standards in all areas including health and safety, quality, environmental protection and training and...

November 3, 2020

Wessex Water Services Ltd recently used the Steve Vick International Pipe Handler when replacing a 1km stretch of existing riser main with 280mm high pressure PE. The regional water and sewerage company, which serves 2.8 million customers across the south west of England used directional drilling to replace the sewerage pipe which ran across farmer’s fields on the outskirts of Salisbury. ...

March 27, 2019

Steve Vick International (SVI) have exported three N600 Keel Cutters to Uganda to carry out work on a large, high profile project designed to improve the living conditions of the residents of Kampala through provision of a safe and reliable water supply and improved sanitation until 2040. Safety was a high priority for the project and it was felt by the contractors that Steve Vick...

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...

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...

August 29, 2017

Submitted in conjunction with Wales & West Utilities, Steve Vick International (SVI) is delighted to have been shortlisted for an Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) Award in two categories – Best Gas Network Improvement and Best Safety Improvement. Now in its eighth year, the UK Energy Innovation Awards celebrate the best new technologies and innovations that are having a positive impact on...

August 25, 2017

Planned Maintenance (Pennine) Ltd (PMP Utilities) have purchased a Keel Cutter from Steve Vick International (SVI) to help them fulfil a contract with Thames Water which involves cutting a water main 20m underground. The automatic pipe cutter will be used to cut a redundant 760mm (30 inch) ductile iron, cement lined water pipe with a 20mm wall thickness. The pipe is located in a 40m long...

March 22, 2017

GAP Hire Solutions has taken delivery of four new 50/90 pipe coil trailers from Steve Vick International (SVI). They will join GAP’s hire fleets in Preston, Norwich, Doncaster and Kilmarnock. The trailers are used in pipe laying activities throughout utilities industry including insertion, slip lining, open trench pipe laying and in directional drilling procedures. The smallest trailer in...

February 22, 2017

Steve Vick International (SVI) has supplied two N450 Keel Cutters to Megatech (Pvt) Ltd, their agent in Sri Lanka, for use by the island’s Water Resource Board. The machines are designed to automatically cut steel, cast iron, ductile iron, plastic and other types of pipes. SVI are the exclusive worldwide supplier of Keel Cutters. The machines are powered by a hydraulic power pack allowing...