Committed to efficient water management

23/03/2015 - Sustainable development, Commitments
Preserving a vital resource.

​What is the main volume input needed to produce a tube? Most of us would probably say steel. But the right answer is actually… water. Saving water and preserving this key natural resource is therefore a major objective for Vallourec.

In 2012, the Group introduced the 'Act4Water' project, with the aim to encourage the reduction of water intake (especially in regions where scarcity is a concern), to minimize the impact of production activities on the environment and to decrease production costs.

Overall, Vallourec reduced its water withdrawals by 29% in 10 years, from over 10 ­million m3 in 2004 to less than
8 million m3 in 2014, though it built or acquired new mills over the same period.

Today, the Group is accelerating its efforts. All across the world, Vallourec production sites are investing and implementing novel, award-winning solutions, to rethink the Group's approach to water management.

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vALLOUREC AND Water 

 
 
3.4 m3
of water used per metric ton shipped.




 
29%
decrease in Vallourec's global water intake in ten years.



           
98.1%
internal water recycling rate.


Key figures 

  
64% Water represents 64% of all raw material required by Vallourec's production process. It is the first resource in pipe making process.
 
8.8 million tons This is the amount of water required by Vallourec's production activities in 2013.
 
17% Vallourec's water intakes have been reduced by 17% over the last 10 years despite a growing industrial footprint.
 
1.61 m3 This is the amount of water used to produce one metric ton of processed products.

2 million m
This is the amount of water saved in 10 years. Vallourec reduced its water withdrawals from 11 million m3 in 2003 to less than 9 million m3 in 2013.  

 

‭(Hidden)‬ Key figures

Water represents 64% of all raw material required by Vallourec’s production process. It is the first resource in pipe making process. 64%
This is the amount of water required by Vallourec’s production activities in 2013.8.8million tons
Vallourec’s water intakes have been reduced by 17% over the last 10 years despite a growing industrial footprint.17%
This is the amount of water used to produce one metric ton of processed products. 1.61 m3
This is the amount of water saved in 10 years. Vallourec reduced its water withdrawals from 11 million m3 in 2003 to less than 9 million m3 in 2013. 2million m3

Key figures 

  
64% Water represents 64% of all raw material required by Vallourec's production process. It is the first resource in pipe making process.
 
8.8 million tons This is the amount of water required by Vallourec's production activities in 2013.
 
  
17% Vallourec's water intakes have been reduced by 17% over the last 10 years despite a growing industrial footprint.
 
1.61 m3 This is the amount of water used to produce one metric ton of processed products.
 
2 million m3 This is the amount of water saved in 10 years. Vallourec reduced its water withdrawals from 11 million m3 in 2003 to less than 9 million m3 in 2013.