Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil (VSB)

16” PQF® seamless tube plant for top quality standards

Franco-Japanese joint venture Vallourec Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil (VSB) erected a massive plant with an annual capacity of 600,000 t in the Brazilian province of Minas Gerais. The continuous caster and ladle furnace come from SMS Concast; the PQF® seamless tube mill from SMS group.

The new plant enables VSB to produce high-quality oilfield tubulars suitable for installation at very low submarine depths. SMS group supplied all the key components of the rolling mill equipment:

  • Cone-type piercer 
  • 6-stand PQF® mill 
  • Extracting mill
  • Sizing mill
  • CARTA® technology system
  • Utilities systems and automation

Key data

Location

Jeceaba (Province of Minas Gerais), Brazil

Production process

PQF® ACO-type

Annual capacity

600,000 t (240t/h)

Diameters produced

6 5/8" - 16"

Wall thickness

6.3 - 35.0 mm

Type

Casings, tubings, line pipes, mechanicals

Commissioning

2011

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