Power Generation

Vallourec is the world leader and the sole company capable to supply the entire range of tubes and pipes for the construction of conventional and nuclear power plants. All Vallourec energy related activities aim at being your preferred tubular solution provider and long lasting partner, for safe, reliable and high efficiency power plants.

Activities

With end-users in conventional and nuclear power plants, the Power Generation Division represents three activities:

Steam Tubes and Pipes

Supercritical and Ultra-Supercritical Power Plants

Vallourec is a key partner for the builders of supercritical or ultra-supercritical thermal power plants, whose pressure (220 bars) and operating temperatures (600-610°C) are greater than those in older power plants, that are more energy efficient and help reduce CO2 emissions.

Advanced Supercritical Power Plants

In addition, the Group is developing new solutions with its customers for the next generation of advanced supercritical thermal power plants, which will operate at even higher pressures and temperatures (350 bars and 700°C respectively).
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Heat Exchanger Tubes

MSR, Condensers and FeedWater Heater Tubes

Vallourec Heat Exchanger Tubes is the world leader in premium welded tubular solutions, serving power generation. Our high performance titanium and stainless steel welded tubes are used in both nuclear and conventional power plants in Condensers, high-pressure and low-pressure FeedWater Heaters, as well as MSRs (moisture separator steam reheaters).

Thanks to 40 years of experience Vallourec masters the entire welding process and provides the highest level of quality and safety in the market.
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Nuclear Island Tubes

Steam Generator Tubes and Nuclear Island Products

A subsidiary of Vallourec specialized in Steam Generator tubes for nuclear power plants, Valinox Nucléaire benefits from an experience gained over the last decades, an unrivalled know-how and a security culture that can be equaled by no other.

Valinox Nucléaire offers also Nuclear Environment Products covering various needs, often in small quantities and with short lead times, requiring the intervention of a wide variety techniques.

We go even one step further: our experts are working on new materials for fast breeder reactors (Generation IV) to offer tubular solutions for the energy challenges of tomorrow.

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From equipping new plants to maintenance and the renovation of existing plants, the Group sets the global benchmark for power plant tubular solutions. Moreover, even for applications related to power generation, e.g. such as tubes for desalination plants, Vallourec can  also provide welded tubes in stainless steel grades and Titanium.

Power Generation