Vallourec in China
Group in China
Vallourec has long
standing business relationshipswith China and expertise of more than 100 years. Over
the past 20 more years, Vallourec has significantly increased its industrial presence in China. Today, 4 Production base about 2,000 people, high
value-added products, mainly dedicated to power generation, Oil & Gas,
petrochemical and project line pipe applications. A
clear and constant strategy: thanks to a competitive industrial footprint,
bringing our premium and smart solutions close to our customers.
Vallourec's products started into Shanghai in 1904 and it has established a stable business relationship with Chinese customers for over 100 years. The Group is gradually translating itself from an exporter of products to China to a manufacturer of locally produced and serviced products. Over the past two decades, Vallourec’s business in China has grown rapidly.
For more than 100 years, Mannesmann, then Vallourec, has been supplying China with large quantities of increasingly sophisticated tubes and pipes primarily serving the power generation and oil & gas markets as well as petrochemical, mechanical and structural applications.
On the power generation market, Vallourec is a recognized and experienced expert of solutions for nuclear and conventional (supercritical and ultra supercritical) power plants. As an example, the Group delivered its first premium tubular solutions for the supercritical plant project of Qin Bei in 1995. Vallourec activity in power generation is also strong leader for critical piping needs.
In Oil & Gas, Vallourec offers a wide range of premium tubular solutions as drill pipes, OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods), risers, line-pipes and offshore structures, delivering products to the most demanding and critical fields in China such as Tarim basin (deep wells with critically geological conditions), Sichuan basin (extreme drilling conditions wells with high content of H2S and geological difficulties) as well as Bohai and Nanhai Seas (performance products for drilling deep water wells and complex extended reach wells).
China represents approximately one third of the global seamless pipes consumption.
̶ Power generation: Huaneng, Datang, Huadian, Guodian, CPI, HEC, SEC, DEC, DFHM, SENPEC, HQC, Shen Hua, B/W, Dongguan Power and Ji Lin Hao Yu.
CNPC, Sinopec, CNOOC, Chevron, Roc Oil, TOTAL, ESSAR, Pertamina,
Petrobras, PDVSA, Cairn, PTTEP, PERENCO, OXY, Shell, TP, KOC, ADCO, Repsol,
Schlumberger and GE, etc..
Group in China
Key dates of Vallourec history in China
1904 First tube delivered to the water network of Shanghai city by Mannesmann
1954 First contract for boiler tubes and pipes
First plant in Changzhou (Changzhou Vallourec Heat Exchanger Tubes 1 )
2006 Creation of Vallourec Changzhou (finishing facility, power generation)
2007 Creation of Vallourec (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
2007 Creation of VAM Changzhou (threading facility, oil & gas)
2010 Decision to extend Vallourec Changzhou capacity (production of power generation tubes)
2010 Acquisition of 19.5% of Tianda
Oil Pipe, a Chinese pipe manufacturer for Oil & Gas applications
2010 New investment project of Valinox Nucléaire in Nansha: facility for steam generator tubes for
Chinese nuclear power industry
2011 First stone laid of Valinox Nucléaire in
2012 Extension of Vallourec Changzhou (production and finishing of power generation tubes)
2013 Inauguration of Valinox Nucléaire
new plant in Nansha
2014 Creation of Vallourec Shanghai Branch
2015 Valinox Nucléaire Guangzhou (Nansha) receives HAF601 approval.
2016 In November, increase of Vallourec controlling interest in Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe up to 70.07%. In December 2016 acquire the remaining shares of Tianda Oil Pipe. In December, Vallourec holds 99.03% stake in Tianda and was successful in process of acquisition of the remaining minority shareholders 'equity in cash. The Group then set up a highly competitive production base of seamless pipes in Anhui Chuzhou by combining VAM® premium connections and Tianda high performance products.
2019 In March, Anhui Tianda Oil Pipes Co. Ltd., renamed as Vallourec Tianda (Anhui) Co., Ltd.
2020 In January, VAM (Changzhou) Oil and Gas Premium Equipments Co., Ltd. formally incorporated into
(Anhui) Co., Ltd., which becomes Vallourec
Vallourec main locations and
partnerships in China