The orders to supply tubes for facilities in France, Korea and China, amount to over a year's workload in all for the Montbard plant in the Burgundy region of France, Vallourec said. Deliveries are scheduled from 2013 to 2015.
Three contracts are with EDF and cover the production of tubes for steam generators in 1300 MW reactors in France that are undergoing renovation.
Two further contracts are to supply tubes for two APR-1400 units in South Korea and one AP 1000 unit in China.
Valinox Nucléaire currently employs 500 people at Montbard in Burgundy and will complete the construction of a plant in the Guangdong Province of China in mid-2013.
"With these orders, Valinox Nucléaire confirms its position as the world leader in steam generator tubes. The decision we made in 2011 to invest in our Montbard plant, tripling its capacity, clearly makes sense," said Nicolas de Coignac, managing director of Vallourecs Power Business.