Opening the field of offshore possibilities
Vallourec manufactures thin tubes to transport fluids from the surface station to equipment installed on the ocean floor. In 2016, the Glenlivet gas field north of Scotland was the site of the first full-scale test: 132 km of assembled tubes and the set-up worked just fine!
What confidence can make possible
The Indian electric utility National Thermal Power Corporation has ambition: it projects installing 128 GW by 2032, basically tripling current capacity. Vallourec was selected to equip its first ultra-critical power plant. The company's reputation for tubes no doubt exerted an impact, and its accompaniment throughout the project duration proved to be the difference-maker.
The quintessential impossible project
Total's Egina project, located 130 km off the Nigerian coast at a depth of 1,750 m, boasts the world's largest FPSO vessel: 330 m long, 61 m wide and 34 m tall, of a size sufficient to produce 200,000 barrels a day and store 2.3 million more. Vallourec supplies over 250 different parts for the ship along with: 24,000 tons of underwater pipes, fine-tuned project management skills, and a maximum amount of local content (training, maintenance and assistance).
At the foot of the Giza Pyramids stands the impressive Great Egyptian Museum. Some 1,340 tons of MSH structural hollow sections support this architecturally flamboyant edifice. Highly-skilled handling of the sophisticated logistics and Vallourec teams' guidance from start to finish were instrumental.
Cutting to the chase
On a 500,000-m2 footprint, the "Qatar Mall" will encompass an amusement park, a luxury residential complex and the Al Rayyan Stadium, dedicated to hosting the 2022 Football World Cup. Vallourec is responsible for coordinating the extraordinary order of 475 tons of profiles sourced from various vendors, along with the fail-safe delivery of the entire quantity.
Wrapping your arms around New York
At 190 m above ground, such will soon be possible with the New York Wheel, the world's largest panoramic Ferris wheel. Vallourec is supplying the structural support tubes, manufactured using FineXcell®, an exclusive premium steel grade of a quality commensurate with the experience.
Redrawing the skyline
In the heart of Paris, Vallourec's very fashionable tubes support the Canopée des Halles shopping center at a height 15 m above ground. This gigantic sheet undulating over the Forum des Halles complex connects "the city down below with that up above" according to the project's architects and sets a new architectural tone for the Greater Paris region.
Challenging the sun
Eight giant parasols will protect pilgrims making their way to Mecca. The ribs bear a sizable proportion of the weight, i.e. some 600 tons per parasol, while spanning 53 m, roughly half a football field. They were built using fine grain steel tubes, another of Vallourec's signature designs.
We make the impossible possible
"We all need a positive boost, our teams as well as our customers."
Philippe Crouzet, Chairman of the Vallourec Management Board
Vallourec has decided to take charge and spread its enthusiasm throughout the sector, by means of a communication campaign demonstrating its capacity to surpass the boundaries of the possible and displaying its confidence in the future.