Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil: first tube rolled at VSB

06/05/2011 - Brazil, Oil & gas, OCTG
Vallourec new integrated mill, VSB, reached another milestone.

On April 15, the integrated seamless tubes mill rolled the first tube. Testing has begun also on the heat treatment and the OCTG lines. The new integrated site is being built in the municipality of Jeceaba, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and stretches over 2,500,000 m2. Using state-of-the-art steel technology, the undertaking will have a capacity of 300,000 tons of seamless tubes, serving the demand of the global oil industry.