Extension ofthe historic partnership with Futong

Extension ofthe historic partnership with Futong

26/06/2017 - China,Power generation

Vallourec is renewing itsframework agreement with Futong, China’s fittings specialist forultra-supercritical power plants

The market isparticularly competitive right now, and Vallourec is glad to have signed acontract with Beijing Guodian Futong Science & Technology Development Co.,Ltd. The company is a key player in the production of fittings needed forultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plants in China.

“The extension of our framework agreement speaks to the strength of ourhistoric partnership with Futong, first signed in 2010. The tubes’ productionwill be ensured by our Chinese plant, Vallourec Changzhou, during 2018”, announcedStéphane Jeanneteau, Managing Director for the Power Generation activity inChina and Managing Director for the Global Nuclear activity for Vallourec.

Since 2010, Vallourec has alreadysupplied over 10,000 metric tons of tubes to Futong for more than 80 powerplants, including the most emblematic examples of Nantong and Taizhou.

The tubes supplied by Vallourec toFutong are P92- or WB36-grade premium large-diameter steel seamless tubes,which offer particularly high creep strength. As critical components for USCpower plants, carrying steam under high pressure (up to 300 bars) and at veryhigh temperatures (610 °C), Vallourec tubes have an especially long lifespanthanks to the Vallourec (Changzhou) plant’s renowned expertise.

The Vallourec plant in Changzhou(north of Shanghai), spanning 123,000 m2, was built in 2006 and now houses 238employees. It primarily supplies tubes dedicated to the power generation sectorbut also for the petrochemicals and industry sector (for example, hydrauliccylinders for dams or heavy-duty construction machinery).