Steve Vick International are delighted to announce that Iain Fisher, Technical Support Engineer, has won the Water Dragons Heat at Networks November.
Six companies took part in the virtual event and had the opportunity to pitch their innovative products to a panel of water sector specialists. Each entrant had 8 minutes to showcase their product followed by questions from the judges.
Iain presented the Steve Vick International Perpetual Pipe Pusher, an excavator attachment used to continuously insert PE from 63mm / 2” up to 180mm / 6”. The Pipe Pusher pushes at speeds of 25 metres per minute, with typical lengths in excess of 300m being pushed in at any one time. A key benefit of the Perpetual Pipe Pusher is that it can handle a complete range of PE sizes from 63mm / 2” up to 180mm / 6”, by means of a simple adjustment to the rollers which accommodate the various pipe diameters.
The competition at Water Dragons was fierce but Iain delivered an excellent presentation and answered some challenging questions which, combined with the innovative product, won the judges over on the day.
Commenting on the judge’s outcome, Alastair Moseley, Water Dragon Judge Chair & Future Water Board Member said:
“All six of the innovations presented to us today were high quality and all will have a part to play in the future transformation of the water sector. Choosing a winner was therefore extremely challenging but, in the end, it came down to the innovation that the judges felt was really breaking new ground and doing something that hasn’t been available before. Our winners, Steve Vick International Ltd, presented a technology that has the capacity to transform the rehabilitation of water and gas mains.”