Vallourec Tube-Alloy, a wholly-owned Vallourec subsidiary specialised in the production and repair of accessories for oil and gas wells, has opened its new plant in Singapore. This site, the Vallourec Tube-Alloy Asia-Pacific, will support the Group’s OCTG1 activities by expanding the geographic footprint of Vallourec Tube-Alloy, which until now was mainly centered on 4 production facilities in the USA.
Located in northern Singapore, this new site is specialised in threading VAM® premium connections on wellhead and completion equipment, and in manufacturing turnkey OCTG accessories. It has annual capacity of 25 000 threads. The unit is fully qualified to undertake the series of operations required to produce VAM® premium connections.
Olivier Mathey, Vice President of Vallourec Tube-Alloy Asia Pacific, explained: “Considering the strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific zone for its markets, Vallourec is now strengthening its long-term position in the Singapore region, a major Oil & Gas hub, ready to develop its services and match its customers’ requirements as closely as possible.”
Vallourec has approximately 2000 employees in Asia-Pacific where it offers a full range of products and services through 3 plants in China, 2 in Indonesia including logistics and port services, the new Vallourec Tube-Alloy facility in Singapore, a Serimax plant for tube welding in Malaysia, a joint venture in Vietnam and several sales offices.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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