Vallourec acquires Zamil Pipes

Vallourec has reached an agreement to acquire Saudi Seamless Pipes Factory Co. Ltd (Zamil Pipes), the first processing company of seamless OCTG in Saudi Arabia.

JFE Steel to raise capacity

JFE Steel Corp. has decided to increase production capacity for seamless 13% chromium oil country tubular goods (13%Cr OCTG) by approximately 30% at its Chita Works’ small diameter seamless pipe mill in Japan.