DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia – Vallourec has inaugurated its finishing plant for oil and gas tubes in Saudi Arabia.
Dammam-based Vallourec Saudi Arabia will provide heat treatment and threading for the full range of VAM premium connections, using hollows provided by Vallourec’s pipe mills, and will have an annual capacity of 100,000 tons.
Vallourec acquired the facility, formerly known as Saudi Seamless Pipes Factory Co., in 2011. The French contractor upgraded its heat treatment and finishing lines and added a premium threading line and a coupling shop. Total investment was around $200 million.
This is Vallourec’s first premium finishing plant in the Middle East. It will serve Saudi Aramco and other regional operators. Currently it employs 235 personnel, with plans to recruit 200 more by the end of this year.