The One World Trade Center in New York, numerous World Cup stadiums all over the world, and facilities for oil and gas production have one thing in common: their structures have been made using seamless steel tubes from Vallourec. These products and tube-based solutions are in demand around the globe in the oil and gas industry, power plant technology and in mechanical and structural steel engineering.
In Germany, Vallourec has four production sites in North Rhine-Westphalia: three in Düsseldorf and one in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Germany is also an important technology location for Vallourec, home to three of its Research & Development Centers. The
Vallourec Research Center Germany in Düsseldorf focuses on new steel grades for tomorrow's boiler tubes, piping systems and pipelines, while the neighboring
Vallourec Research Center Technology is working on production processes of the future. The new materials and processes developed there are then tried out under industrial conditions at the
Vallourec Competence Center Riesa.
Seamless tubes have been produced in Germany for over 100 years now: in 1899, the brothers Reinhard and Max Mannesmann established the first seamless tube mill, thus laying the foundation stone for the success of their product. In 1997, Mannesmannröhren-Werke AG and the Vallourec Group entered into a joint venture named Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes, which in 2005 became a wholly owned subsidiary of the French Group. Since November 1, 2013, the German company has operated under the name of Vallourec Deutschland GmbH.
The four German mills manufacture tube and pipe in all feasible dimensions and supply all the divisions in the Vallourec Group:
Oil & Gas: Tube and pipe, pipe connections and premium solutions for the exploration and production of oil and gas and the completion of oil and gas wells; drill pipe, line pipe and accessories for onshore and offshore pipelines
Powergen: Seamless tubes for boilers in conventional and nuclear power plants, welded heat exchanger tubes
Industry: hollow sections, tube and pipe and mechanical tubing for: