Contract signature with BAPETCO, a Shell JV in Egypt strong> Vallourec has signed a contract with Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCO), a joint venture between Shell and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. Vallourec has signed a contract with Badr El Din Petroleum Company (BAPETCO), a joint venture between Shell and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. This agreement concerns the supply of tubular solutions (OCTG) for 60 to 70 gas wells of an onshore project in the Western Desert of Egypt. Vallourec will use one of the new production routes created in recent months under its Transformation Plan. Most of the seamless carbon steel tubes will be produced by Tianda, the new plant purchased by the Vallourec Group in 2016 in Chuzhou, China (North of Shanghai), while the premium VAM TOP® threading will be made at Vallourec's Chinese threading plant in Changzhou. Additionally, premium tubes made from corrosion-resistant material such as 13%Cr and Super 13%Cr proprietary grades will be produced at Vallourec’s European plants in France and Germany. According to Didier Hornet, SVP of Vallourec's Development and Innovation Department "Our local presence, through Vallourec's Egyptian office, has in recent years been key to understanding our customers' expectations. We are proud to have won this new contract in a market as competitive as Egypt. Thanks to the efforts we made in the recent months, as part of our Transformation Plan, we are fully able to offer our customers competitive solutions across the range of OCTG products".