New research center in Rio de Janeiro

10/07/2013 - Innovation and R&D, Brazil
Vallourec inaugurated a new Research Center in Rio de Janeiro, in the presence of Philippe Crouzet, Chairman of Vallourec’s Management Board.

​It will focus on all pre-salt activities of the Group, with the support of Vallourec’s Research Center in Belo Horizonte which was recently expanded as well, and the other Vallourec research centers throughout the world.

Located next to Petrobras’ CENPES research center in the Technological Park of Rio de Janeiro, the Rio Center will allow Vallourec to work even more closely with the Brazilian national oil company on the needs for pre-salt fields.

With this reinforced R&D structure in Brazil, Vallourec reaffirms its commitment to innovation and meeting its clients’ technological challenges with the most premium solutions. Vallourec has a worldwide network of more than 500 R&D engineers and technicians, and spent €93 million in 2012 on R&D.

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