Successful test operation at the new Brazilian mill

11/12/2010 - Brazil, Power generation
Successful test operation at the new Brazilian mill

​​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.