Created in 2011, Vallourec Umbilicals, new Burgundy plant receives first prototype order for the production of welded stainless steel pipes designed to be fitted into umbilicals.
Umbilicals are a key component in a subsea installation. They are used to connect the equipments on the seabed to a control station at the surface. Made of small-diameter tubes, cables and/or optical fibers, umbilicals are used for transporting fluids, supplying power, and transmitting information.
After having obtained its ISO 9001 and Bureau Veritas certifications, Vallourec Umbilicals has become an approved supplier of TOTAL, and is currently in the qualification process by its clients, the main umbilicals manufacturers.