Vallourec prepares Ohio mill ramp-up

Dec 20, 2011 | 04:57 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  V&M USA, Vallourec, Skip Herald, Judson Wallace, pipe mill, hot commissioning, premium connection, Michael Cowden

TORONTO — Vallourec SA’s new small-diameter pipe mill in Youngstown, Ohio, is nearing completion, with hot commissioning confirmed for the end of this month and industrial start-up expected by the second quarter of 2012.

More than 1,200 workers are on-site as maintenance, electrical, plumbing, equipment assembly and installation work ramps up, Vallourec & Mannesmann USA Corp. (V&M) said in a December newsletter to customers. The Houston-based subsidiary of Boulogne-Billancourt, France-based Vallourec celebrated the mill’s completion in September with the placement of the final steel beam in....

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