Vallourec in China

Vallourec 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).

Chinese market

China represents approximately one third of the global seamless pipes consumption.

Main customers

̶ Power generation: Huaneng, Datang, Huadian, Guodian, CPI, HEC, SEC, DEC, DFHM, SENPEC, HQC, Shen Hua, B/W, Dongguan Power and Ji Lin Hao Yu.

̶ Oil & Gas: CNPC, Sinopec, CNOOC, Chevron, Roc Oil, TOTAL, ESSAR, Pertamina, Petrobras, PDVSA, Cairn, PTTEP, PERENCO, OXY, Shell, TP, KOC, ADCO, Repsol, Schlumberger and GE, etc..

The 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

1996   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 Nansha
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

              Vallourec Tianda (Anhui) Co., Ltd., which becomes Vallourec Tianda Changzhou Branch.

Vallourec main locations and partnerships in China

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