With the need for increased drilling capabilities in midwater and deepwater exploration areas as well as the evolution of offshore windparks, new floating equipment has been designed and constructed in recent years. Drill ships and special-purpose vessels feature highly efficient layouts with optimized dimensions and integrated application specific units. Regarding their functional and constructive demands, however, their topside modules and units are quite similar to the structures in stationary platforms and rigs. In special vessels, Vallourec offshore pipes and sections therefore may also be used as
Topside components of floating equipment such as drill ships, wind turbine installation vessels and other floating units have to be streamlined, robust and reliable under demanding weather conditions and at the same time optimized in construction, assembly, operation, maintenance and in their weight/strength ratio.
With mechanical properties exceeding all relevant standards, excellent weldability properties and a rich choice of outside diameters/wall thicknesses and grades specifically dedicated to offshore applications, Vallourec offers a comprehensive tube program for the cost effective construction of topside structures of special purpose vessels. Product ranges specifically dedicated to offshore demands such as the proprietary Oceanfit® series support the cost effective implementation of modules streamlined in design and costs and optimized in their strength to weight ratio.
Offshore sections by Vallourec are used as part of the latest designs by leading naval architects and marine engineers in the following units and applications:
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Specializing in the most complex applications, Vallourec relies on its six R&D centers based on three continents around the world, featuring more than 500 engineers and technicians, experts in metallurgy, mechanical behavior, destructive and non-destructive testing, corrosion and steam oxidation, surface treatment, product and process simulations, and heat transfer technology.
Producing according to the building industry's strict standards of EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification, Vallourec - as a company and with its products - demonstrates the highest level of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
In case of any questions & technical support, please contact:M.Sc. Stephan Scherf
Phone: +49 211 960 2788