In order to continuously improve the quality of its products,
Vallourec Drilling Products has created, in close collaboration with its customers, a very demanding certification program for companies responsible for inspection before maintenance or repairs of its VAM® connections and drilling products.
This service was designed with INCON, an international inspection company based in Stavanger, Norway, the first company certified by Vallourec in November 2014. A second audit has been performed with Apave Gabon, which received very good results and will get its certification very soon. A third audit is scheduled to take place by the end of the year with the company SGS at their facility in Luanda, Angola.
Given the complexity and technicality of offshore projects in which the Group participates, Vallourec is planning additional certifications. Vallourec's ambition is to gradually expand the program to ensure its customers the very best service quality for its products worldwide.