March 10, 2017

What's going on? was the title of the eighth IGEM London Showcase Event held on Thursday 23rd February 2017, where the keynote speaker was the Rt Honourable Lord Tebbit CH ; and Steve Vick International (SVI) took pride of place by winning the much-coveted Lions’ Lair innovation challenge with their new Digital Pressure Tester for gas services. The Digital Pressure Tester was developed by...

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...

February 13, 2017

Steve Vick International’s (SVI) Contract Service team have renewed ten 1.5” live gas risers in multi storey buildings in an affluent suburb of Leeds, without the need to decommission the services whilst the work was in progress. Using their Live Gas Riser Transfer technique, SVI were able to offer Northern Gas Networks (NGN) a service that kept external pipework to a minimum and thus...

February 12, 2017

Steve Vick International (SVI) can now bring their expertise to the pipeline construction industry, by offering a pipe bevelling service using the adapted N600 Keel Cutter. This new model has the ability to bevel or chamfer ductile iron pipes. SVI recently became the exclusive worldwide supplier of all Keel Cutter models – machines that automatically cut steel, cast iron, ductile iron,...

January 25, 2017

Aging steel gas pipework at Salisbury District Hospital is being replaced as part of a major renovation project. Plans to replace and redirect a network of old steel pipes that currently encircle a number of hospital buildings is underway. As part of this project the underground pipes are being replaced with new P.E. pipe and the over ground pipes are being replaced with crimped steel; both...

January 5, 2017

Location: Winfrith Project: Isolation of four Primary Circuit Feeder Pipes from the Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor Contractor: Magnox Limited (previously RSRL) Equipment: SVI FOAMBAGS™, umbilical filling system, CCTV and closed cell polyurethane foam Steve Vick International (SVI) has recently completed a project for Magnox Ltd. The project required SVI to design, test and...

Wessex Water Services Ltd has used the Steve Vick International (SVI) Hexi Trailer to insert 800m of new PE pipe into an old cast iron main, saving time, money and disruption to road users. The regional water and sewerage company, which serves 2.8 million customers across the south west of England, purchased six Hexi Trailers in 2013. The trailers have been put to good use ever since, and are...

December 21, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) is proud to announce its 35th year as a leading trenchless repair specialist. SVI began operations in 1981 when Steve Vick, company founder and Chairman saw an opportunity to develop ways of safely sealing off gas mains and services using expanding resin foams under ‘live’ conditions. At this point Steve and his wife Angela started forging the business...

December 7, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) is delighted to commemorate Mike Hall’s 25th year of continuous service with the company. Mike started his career at SVI as a Contract Service Engineer and gained an impressive 22 years’ experience using techniques such as Live Riser Transfer, grout filling of voids and underground spaces, and Stub End Abandonment. In addition to the experience gained in the...

Steve Vick International is proud to announce it has donated the materials needed to run a 3D printer machine to Matravers School in Westbury, Wiltshire. The materials will allow the school to run the 3D printer donated to them by Nigel Coward, from Byjama Limited. Both the new machine and the materials will be used in lessons attended by students from year 7 through to 6th form; in...

November 22, 2016

Steve Vick International (SVI) can now bring their expertise to the pipeline construction industry, by offering the adapted N600 Keel Cutter. This new feature has the ability to bevel or chamfer ductile iron pipes. SVI recently became the exclusive worldwide supplier of all Keel Cutter models – machines that automatically cut steel, cast iron, ductile iron, plastic and other types of pipes,...

Wales & West Utilities has purchased 33 Rapid Window Cutters from Steve Vick International, to help boost the efficiency of their gas main replacement programme. The gas emergency and pipeline service for Wales and the south west of England collaborated with Steve Vick in developing the innovative cutter for ductile iron mains and funded its design as part of the Network Innovation...