Innovation and R&D

  •  Innovation to serve our customers

    By always putting innovation at the heart of its strategy, Vallourec ensures it is able to meet the expectations of its customers and strengthen its premium positioning.
     
  •  Innovating in growth sectors

    Vallourec's innovation strategy is part of a long-term vision that takes account of the development potential of the energy sector and, in particular, its increasingly complex operating conditions.

    R&D also involves other areas of the Group such as petrochemicals, as well as industrial applications such as mechanics and construction. 
     
  • Anticipating technological challenges

    To address the increasingly complex operating conditions in the oil and gas sector, increasingly resistant steels and threaded connections need to be developed.

    In the electric energy sector, the latest generation power plants need tubes that are resistant to corrosion and to ever-higher pressures and temperatures.
     
  • Supporting our customers through a continuous exchange of ideas

    From the creation of  the VAM® joint in 1965 to the development of the VAM® 21 connection, the innovative solutions designed and developed by Vallourec open up difficult-to-access hydrocarbon resources for the Group's customers and enable them to improve the performance of their electrical installations. These innovations are the result of close cooperation between the Group and its clients.
     
  • Complying with reliability and safety requirements while minimizing environmental impact

    Given the increasing demands for plant reliability and safety, as well as tighter regulation, the importance of innovation becomes even clearer.

    The Group aims to respond to the profound, rapid changes in customer needs and to offer appropriate solutions that are both safe, reliable and environmentally friendly.
     
  • Increasing our lead in the process and innovating in services

    Our quest for innovation is not confined to developing new premium products. It also focuses on creating solutions for our customers by integrating tubes and services. It involves improving manufacturing processes, not least the ability to perform full-scale testing and non-destructive monitoring measures.​