Tianda Successfully Qualified By Total

Recently, Tiandahas received another good news, after Tianda approved by Shell, ADCO, KOC,etc., Tianda has obtained the recognition of TOTAL after two years of efforts. Congratulations on the success of our Teams.

It means that Tianda is now qualified by TOTAL forAPI 5CT J/K55, L80-1, N80Q, P110 with PE and API BTC connections as well. AlsoTianda provides green pipes to HTM together with other Vallourec mills. Itmeans Tianda is approved to join Vallourec package when offering to TOTAL,which will bring a more competitive solution to customer. Thanks to thisqualification, some tenders are ongoing and try to bring more volume in thefuture.

According to Bogdan Burchila, Chairman and ManagingDirector of Tianda Oil Pipe, "Iwould like to thank our Tianda Teams and all the experts who helped Tianda toachieve such important result. In particular I would like to thank all the NDTprocess communities who made this qualification possible.

Thecollaboration between Vallourec teams and Tianda teams must continue and bereinforced. Vallourec will greatly benefit from this."