The Interpipe international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company and the leading manufacturer of seamless pipe in Europe Vallourec (France) have announced its plans to start joint production of steel pipes for the European market. According to a press release of Interpipe issued on Wednesday, cooperation would not apply to oil and gas pipes. Mainly linear pipes, pipe for general use and products for engineering.
“Interpipe-made pipes will undergo finishing and quality control at the finish line, which will be built on the basis of Interpipe Niko Tube and will be managed by Vallourec. The line will be created within the joint venture of Interpipe and Vallourec,” press release.
According to the press release, the beginning of production is planned for the autumn of 2018. The pipes will be sold under the Vallourec brand in the European market.