Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil (VSB) successfully pierced the 1st
billet at its new ultra-modern integrated seamless pipe mill in Jeceaba, Brazil.
VSB is a joint venture formed by Vallourec, Sumitomo Metal Industries and
Sumitomo Corporation. The next steps will include the start-up of the rolling
mill and the commissioning of the steel mill during the first half of 2011.The
tubes produced will consolidate Vallourec's position in Brazil and strengthen
its offer on the Middle East, Africa and North America energy markets.