Vallourec SA engages in the manufacture and distribution of steel tubes. The company primarily offers tubes for oil and gas wells and power stations. Sectors Oil & Gas The company manufactures tubes and joints for oil well equipment and operations. It also produces drill pipes worldwide. The tubes that the company designs and develops for the oil and gas industry are threaded tubes, called OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods). It offers products for deep, difficult, corrosive, and deviated wells, particularly gas wells, which require a sealing mechanism on drill pipes. The company also offers a range of related services to oil companies to support their exploration and production activities. Power Generation The company also offers tubes for the power generation industry. Its products include carbon alloy steel tubes, welded titanium and stainless steel tubes, and Nickel alloy tubes. It supplies tubes capable of withstanding the extreme temperature and pressure conditions found in power plants, whether conventional, combined cycle, or nuclear. Its tubes are available in a range of materials (carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, titanium and nickel); shapes (smooth, rifled or finned); and for various applications, including boilers, condensers, header pipes, steam generators, feedwater heaters, superheaters, and instrumentation. Mechanical Engineering The company’s steel tubes have applications in the mechanical engineering sector, including cranes, hydraulic cylinders, mining equipment, and agricultural machinery. Its products include tubes in standard or special grades and standard or custom sizes; hot-rolled tubes; and cold-rolled rings. It offers tubes for cranes; hollows for machining; tubes for hydraulic cylinders; shafts and components for machinery and mechanical assemblies; and tubes for bearings. Petrochemicals The company produces a range of carbon, alloy, stainless steel, and titanium products. These products are used for pipework in chemical and petrochemical installations, notably refineries. They are used worldwide both for new plants and the maintenance of existing plants. Its products include line-pipes for refineries; furnace tubes; heat exchanger tubes; and fittings. Automotive Industry The company supplies automotive tubes and components to major carmakers and parts manufacturers in Europe and Latin America. Its products include seamless tubes, forged tubes, tubes for braking systems, and injection tubes. Its products have applications in chassis, suspension, and transmission parts; structural and passive safety parts; shock absorbers; bearings; and HGV axles. Other Markets The company offers a range of specific products for various industrial applications. These activities mainly concern structural tubes for architectural projects, industrial installations, public facilities, and private sector buildings. Its products include structural tubes, MSH hot-rolled structural hollow sections, and micro-piles (Tecnipile). In the construction field, the company offers tubular products under the MSH brand. Its tubes are also used as structural elements in oil rigs, particularly in southeast Asia. Customers The company's customers include oil & gas companies, such as Aramco, Petrobras, Shell, Sonatrach, and Total; oil & gas distributors, such as Champions Pipe & Supply, Pipeco Services, Premier Pipe, and Pyramid Tubular Products; power generation companies, such as Areva, Alstom, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Dongfang, and Hitachi Power; and trading companies, such as Açotubo, Buhlmann, Minmetals Steel, Salzgitter, ThyssenKrupp, and Van Leeuwen. Markets The company primarily has operations in Germany, France, South America, North America, and Asia and the Middle East.
vallourec sa (VK:EN Paris)
27, avenue du Général Leclerc
Phone: 33 1 49 09 35 00
Fax: 33 1 49 09 36 94www.vallourec.com
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