VALLOUREC : VALLOUREC: Vallourec provided the tubes for the spire of One World
Trade Center in New York
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^ 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.
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 1776 feet = 541 meters.
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