Vallourec announces new U.S. plant dedicated to meet North American oil and gas market

June 18, 2013 Vallourec announces the dedication of its new pipe mill to serve, in particular, the North American market for production of shale hydrocarbons. Located in Youngstown (Ohio, United States), within the existing Vallourec Star facility, the new unit further expands the range of Vallourec products manufactured in North America. With an initial annual production capacity of 350 000 t of small diameter seamless tubes, the new mill represents an investment of $ 1.05 billion and employs 350 people. The mill delivered its first pipe in December 2012 and will ramp-up throughout 2013. Speaking at the new facility