19 March 2014 - At the occasion of the Nigeria Oil & Gas 2014 Fair in Abuja, Vallourec celebrated 5 years of presence in Nigeria.
In addition to its commercial office in Lagos, Vallourec employs over 50 people in its first-class premium threading plant in Onne, near Port-Harcourt. The plant is qualified for the threading of the latest VAM® connections and also provides services, like yard management.
The success of this plant illustrates Vallourec's local presence strategy. 98% of its employees are Nigerian nationals and Vallourec's local engagement includes the help to local communities in the access to drinking water for example. In 2012, Vallourec's local subsidiary financed the drilling of two water wells to benefit the region's two main communities, Onne and Ikpokiri.