VALLOUREC : VALLOUREC: Vallourec provided the tubes for the spire of One World Trade Center in New York

VALLOUREC : VALLOUREC: Vallourec provided the tubes for the spire of One World
                           Trade Center in New York

                                Press Release

                Vallourec provided the tubes for the spire of

                      One World Trade Center in New York


Boulogne-Billancourt, 6 May 2013 - Vallourec, world leader in premium  tubular 
solutions,  today  announces  that   it  has  provided   the  tubes  for   the 
newly-installed spire on the top of
One World Trade Centre in New York.  The 124 meters high spire was built  with 
500 tons  of  specifically  designed  seamless  steel  tubes  manufactured  in 
Vallourec's French and German  mills, and constitutes  the finishing touch  to 
the highest building in  the United States. The  building's overall height  of 
1776 feet^[1] was chosen in reference to the date of the signature of the U.S.
Declaration of Independence.

With the  robust and  durable  structural steel  hollow sections  produced  by 
Vallourec, which give the structure the  necessary stability, the peak of  the 
skyscraper will hold its own against the elements. Because the spire also acts
as an  antenna, the  tubes  also guarantee  flawless  radio coverage  for  the 
megacity's media services.

Philippe Crouzet, Chairman of Vallourec's Management Board, declared: "It's an
honor to make a contribution to New York's new landmark. It is also a mark  of 
confidence in  the  quality of  our  products. We  are  proud that  the  tubes 
provided by Vallourec help One World Trade Center achieve its symbolic  height 
of 1,776 feet."

1,500 nautical miles from factory to fitting

Vallourec's hot-rolled structural  steel hollow sections,  sold under the  MSH 
registered trademark, were manufactured at the  Aulnoye site in France and  in 
the German plants of  Mülheim and Düsseldorf. The  company then delivered  the 
products to the antenna manufacturer in Canada. The first nine of 18  segments 
of the spire were installed in December 2012, and the following nine on May 2,

One World Trade  Center is  due to  open to  visitors at  the end  of 2015.  A 
viewing platform spanning the  100th floor will offer  a breathtaking view  of 
New York and the Hudson River.

Illustrations in pdf version of the presse release

The high-resolution images are available upon demand.


Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions primarily serving the
energy markets, as well as other industrial applications.

With over 23,000 employees, integrated manufacturing facilities, advanced  R&D 
and a  presence in  more than  20 countries,  Vallourec offers  its  customers 
innovative global  solutions  to  meet  the energy  challenges  of  the  21^st 

Listed on the NYSE Euronext in Paris (ISIN code: FR0000120354, Ticker VK)  and 
eligible for the Deferred  Settlement System (SRD),  Vallourec is included  in 
the following indices: MSCI World Index, Euronext 100 and CAC 40.

In the United States, Vallourec has  established a sponsored Level 1  American 
Depositary Receipt  (ADR) program  (ISIN code:  US92023R2094, Ticker:  VLOWY). 
Parity between ADR and a Vallourec ordinary share has been set at 5:1.


Press Relations

Caroline Philips

Tel.: +33 (0) 1 41 03 77 50


Investor Relations

Etienne Bertrand

Tel.: +33 (0) 1 49 09 35 58



[1] 1776 feet = 541 meters.

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